- Stay at Belmont for the Hay Festival
Bringing together writers and thinkers from around the world to debate and share stories, Hay Festival is delighted to announce its programme for 2013, welcoming a roster of international writers, thinkers and entertainers from 42 countries around the world. The Telegraph Hay Festival 2013, set in the beauty of the Welsh Borders, will host over 600 events in a packed programme of debates and conversations on subjects from literature to politics; music to comedy; environment to history; science to philosophy and everything in between.
The festival opens with The Hay Library Lecture given by Quentin Blake; John McCarthy and Sandi Toksvig explore Palestine and Israel; Rowan Williams and Neil MacGregor discuss imagery and faith; Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus will analyse micro-finance and sustainability with Nick Stern. John le Carré will appear for the first time at Hay in an extended interview, discussing his career and writing with Philippe Sands, and actors and writers Miranda Hart, Rupert Everett and Robert Lindsay will tell magical stories as they are interviewed.
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Great news… we have started our day with a smile as we have been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence!
This prestigious award has been awarded to Belmont Lodge Hotel as it has been placed in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor and is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.
A big thank you to all our reviewers and the great team at Belmont for their continued efforts.
The deep water from peg nine continues round the corner going downstream and with a metre of water on, the large nearside eddy is swirling back upstream.
100 yards below Warham Steps is where the water starts to move steadily on downstream. There is a silver birch tree marking the swim and just about every species in the river has been caught from here.
It is an excellent spot for trotting a stick float for roach and this is where you will see roach topping all season long.
(Danger from golf balls if fishing between pegs 9 and 10)
Find out more about fishing at Belmont here
Opposite and just above Warham Steps bridge is a deep hole.
Although the current pushes through on the far side where the water is shallow it is the near bank where we catch excellent pike and perch. Barbel and chub are here too.
Sometimes the perch can be seen chasing bleak on the surface. Last year a visitor had a 2lb perch on halibut pellet whilst ledgering for barbel.