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8th June - a Black Mountains tour
Sue and Kathy, veteran travellers from British Columbia, Canada have explored most parts of the British Isles. But this was their first visit to the Brecon Beacons National Park. Starting in Hay-on-Wye their tour included the Gospel Pass, one of the highest public roads in Wales and the delightful Vale of Ewyas. Capel-y-Ffin chapel, Llanthony Priory, St Martin's Church, Cwmyoy and Patrishow church and holy well all made for a beautiful day out. The Old Pandy Inn for refreshment , Dore Abbet and Arthur's Stone, neolithic burial chamber were also visited as we returned up Herefordshire's Golden Valley.
2nd June - A Cider Tour of Herefordshire
Scott from Melbourne and Sally from Oldham joined Rob for a Ledbury-based tour of some of the county's finest cider producers. Olivers, Butford Organic and Newton Court filled a merry morning as they learned more of the ancient craft of cider and perry production. With a hot afternoon and one of Rob's ploughman's lunch the tour culminated at the prestigious perry producer of Gregg's Pit, Much Markle.