Be a queen of the castles
Hike the Three Castles Walk in Monmouthshire this autumn. The three-night trip covers 24 miles over rolling pastures and meadows linking a trio of Norman castles, with stunning views of the Black Mountains, which are ablaze with tricoloured woodland. First up is Grosmont Castle, followed by Skenfrith Castle along the Monnow Valley. The final day will take you to White Castle near Llantilio Crossenny. Cosy up each night at the friendly
Old Rectory B&B in the 17th-century hamlet of Llangattock-lingoed.
BOOK IT FOR AUTUMN
Celtic Trails Walking Holidays offers a three-night break from £265 per person, including breakfast, three days of hiking with packed lunches, detailed route maps, and transfers. If you come by train, local transfers are included, too (01291 689774; celtictrailswalkingholidays.co.uk).
Enjoy breathtaking views at White Castle
Recline in a roomy tub with beautiful woodland views