Whitney Court is situated in the Wye Valley, a few miles east of Hay on Wye. With views across the Wye to the Black Mountains, Whitney is the perfect starting point for many an adventure.

Whether you wish to explore the wilds of the Brecon Beacons, visit the famous Black-and-White Villages of the area, or simply mooch around Hay to find a perfect read, Whitney is a great place to call home.


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For the children 

The estate at Whitney is perfect for children to explore and play … from hide and seek in the woods to croquet, turning cartwheels on the lawn, organizing fun races or having a picnic. Further afield there are outdoor activities and interesting places to visit for all the family.

What day is it?" asked Pooh.
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.” 

Canoeing is very popular, with long stretches of the River Wye being suitable for all abilities. Hire a canoe from “Pedals and Paddles” in Hay-on-Wye and spend a day or half day on the river. The hiring charge for a canoe is very reasonable and includes life jackets and watertight barrels for your belongings or a picnic. At the end of your journey you will be collected at a designated point and transported back to base. 

For younger children, take a trip to the Small Breed Centre in Kington. This family friendly farm is especially popular with younger children and an opportunity to see all kinds of animals close up … including pygmy goats, alpacas, owls, and red squirrels.

You can book a day of pony trekking at the Grange Trekking Centre near Hay, which will take you right up into the hills on sure footed ponies and cobs. Suitable for all ages.

For adventurous teenagers try mountain biking on the Brecon Beacons or, if you have your own mountain bikes, test ride the 11 mile purpose built XC ride at Hopton Woods near Ludlow. 

The climbing centre at Llangorse is an indoor and outdoor training centre for rock climbing with fully instructed sessions that can be booked in advance. It’s suitable for beginners and those with some experience but the activities are challenging.

The Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth has lots of hands on activities for younger children, a cliff railway, a lovely restaurant and exhibitions about eco building and clean technologies for the adults.