Working horse demonstration, Burlingjobb Farm, Powys

WHEN: | 2 - 5pm WHERE: Burlingjobb Farm, Burlingjobb, near Kington, LD8 2PW

A unique opportunity to spend an afternoon with Shire horse champion Martin Jauncey and enjoy the sound of harness jingle on his farm nestled under the spectacular beauty of Hergest Ridge.

Martin will be demonstrating the skills of, amongst others, his Shire horses Em and Wyn as they give an insight into techniques that helped build and feed our nation.

In addition to learning about how the heavy horse is still being used as a natural alternative to modern machinery, Martin and Angela are allowing visitors to park up and explore part of a nationally-renowned trail.

A short wander will bring you to Worsell Wood and the chance to enjoy a picturesque stroll and possibly glimpse an eye-catching array of bluebells.

For something a little more taxing, choose from one of two routes up Hanter Hill, just next door.

Standing 414m (1,358ft), Hanter Hill offers superb views of the area.

Once on the summit, you can return to Burlingjobb Farm or, if the stunning view has whet your appetite, continue onto Hergest Ridge, part of the Offa’s Dyke trail which stretches from Prestatyn in north Wales to Chepstow.

This section of the Offa’s Dyke walk is a popular stop with walkers with Hergest Ridge offering 360-degree views reaching many miles on a good day.

The area was the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles, as well as singer Mike Oldfield’s second album, Hergest Ridge.

Refreshments available.

Directions:
From Kington, take the A44 towards Rhayader for three miles, turning left onto the B4594. Burlingjobb Farm is ¾ mile along this road, with parking on the left.

Burlingjobb Farm,

Burlingjobb,

Powys,

LD8 2PW

Free entry; donations invited for St Michael’s Hospice

Parking in field opposite Burlingjobb Farm

Working horse demonstration (2-5pm)

Refreshments

Toilets

Dogs on leads welcome