Contrary to popular belief, Wales does get some great weather and there are plenty of ways for you to make the most of your time outdoors...

Cycle Routes

Seven Hills Hideaway is the perfect base for family-friendly cycle routes or the more demanding outings. Download the app Komoot to check out the best cycle routes around us. 

Bike Hire

If you haven’t bought a bike along with you, don’t panic! Gateway Cycles provides bike rentals for your stay.


If you’re keen to delve into the local history during your trip, Abergavenny boasts a rich array of castles dating back to the late 11th century, as well as its own Norman keep. Here are some of our suggestions: 

  • Skenfrith  
  • Grosmont 
  • Whitecastle 
  • Raglan Castle 


For those looking to switch off and immerse themselves in nature, Usk is renowned as a premier Welsh Salmon river, as well as one of the best wild trout rivers in the UK.  

To find out more about booking your fishing trip, visit https://www.fishingpassport.co.uk/fishing/usk 

Canoe & Kayak

With Symonds Yat a short drive away from Seven Hills Hideaway, how could this activity not float your boat? Head to https://wyedean.co.uk/ or https://www.monmouthcanoe.co.uk/ to enquire about organising a day trip.

Kate's Country School

Kate’s Country School offers an educational day out with fun-filled, fact-packed courses all about traditional rural skills and animal husbandry.

City Break

After a day out exploring everything on offer in the bustling cities of Cardiff or Bristol, both only an hour’s drive from Seven Hills Hideaway, you’ll definitely have earned a relaxed evening in your lodge’s hot tub.


A Welsh staycation or a holiday abroad? You won’t be able to tell the difference at these local beaches, just over an hour’s drive from Seven Hills Hideaway. 

  • Ogmore by the Sea 
  • Porthcawl 
  • Newton Beach