Church Farm Barns, Gwernesney, Nr. Usk,
Monmouthshire, NP15 1HE
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Within a 20 mile radius of The Little Barn you will find all the activities listed below in abundance. You can walk the rolling hills direct from the front door and fishing the River Usk couldn't be easier, just a few miles away. If you're prepared to travel a bit further from base you'll find even more, including coastal activities eg) the beautiful Gower Peninsular!

Fishing      Golf     Walking     Riding     Gliding      Cycling     Mountain Biking

Fishing - You can choose from many fisheries and also some excellent game fishing rivers including the Usk, Wye and Monnow. While in Usk why not visit the world famous Sweet's Fishing Tackle shop. For further information on permits, beats etc. visit


Golf - Locally, you'll find Monmouth Golf Club, standing on high ground, it offers superb views as well as its challenges! Visit for more information.

Generally in the area, you will find no fewer than 11 golf courses of varying degrees of difficulty, to suit different standards of golfers, including the Celtic Manor Golf Complex and St Pierre Golf Club. The Wentwood Hills course at the Celtic Manor is home to the Wales Open. Don't forget the 2010 Ryder Cup, so book early!! For further information about golfing in this area visit


Walking - The rolling hills of the Usk and Wye Valleys are on the doorstep. From Usk town you can walk a part of the Wye Valley Walk to the Roman settlement of Isca, known today as Caerleon, or if you choose the opposite direction you can follow the the river Usk to Chain Bridge (and beyond if you wish!). There are the Three Castles Walk, stretches of Offas Dyke, The Sculpture Trail (Forest of Dean) and walks around Tintern Abbey. For lots more ideas visit  and


Riding - What better way to see the views than from the mountain tops! Riding is available for all levels, from novices to confident riders in the Black Mountains near Abergavenny or slightly further afield in the Brecon Beacons National Park. If you don't mind travelling about 40 miles you will reach the coast and one particular stables takes the horses for a sandy gallop along the shoreline. More details available from


Gliding -  If you glide already, why not try out the South Wales Gliding Club, just half a mile down the road, the perfect way to see the fantastic landscape of this area of outstanding natural beauty. If you don't glide already why not try one of their trial flights? Or if that all sounds too much you can just sit in the garden and watch the gliders take off and come in to land.