The Feathers is fortunate to be surrounded by lush countryside, making it the ideal base for experiencing a great choice of outdoor pursuits. From canoeing to clay pigeon shooting; archery to falconry; there are a whole host of activities to keep you occupied during your stay.
The ancient art of firing arrows to hunt, in warfare and in sport; archery is great for families with children as young as 8 years old and it's an enjoyable and relaxing way to spend a few hours for anyone. There are two centres nearby:
Canoeing & Kayaking
The River Wye is ideal for canoeing and kayaking. Please remember to take all precautions offered and listen to instructions. Situated on the banks of the River Wye just a few yards from Glasbury Bridge.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
If you're an avid golfer, there are some stunning courses located near the Feather's Hotel, which offer courses for all abilities:
Dymock Grange & South Herefordshire
The surrounding countryside offers the ideal terrain for horse riding. Explore lush pastures, rolling hills and discover Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Noakes Farm Riding Centre
Walnut Equestrian Centre
Coarse & Fly Fishing
The Feathers Hotel is just a short drive from the beautiful River Wye, a legendary and much loved destination for fishing near Ledbury. From high summer to the depths of winter, it is a brilliant venue, with several stretches available for day ticket anglers available from the Wye and Usk Foundation (www.wyeuskfoundation.org).
Fly fishing can be fantastic for a variety of species, with specimen trout, big grayling and of course salmon- although the waters near Ledbury and Hereford are perhaps even better suited to coarse species such as chub and pike, which provide fly fishing right through the winter.
Coarse fishing near Ledbury also yields some interesting possibilities. The River Wye has fabulous barbel, chub and dace through the summer months with some amazing catches possible for the travelling angler. The same species can be caught in the winter, but there is also the potential to catch a really big pike; specimen fish of over twenty pounds are caught every season by fishermen prepared to take on the elements. Last but not least, there is also some excellent still water coarse and carp fishing near Ledbury, Redbank and Pixley Pools.