Area: Herefordshire

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The Category Hereford is a subset of Herefordshire.

*Bromyard - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

Includes information on walks around Bromyard, local walks, local walking groups, public transport, and pubs and cafes.

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*Explore Mortimer Country
Overview

'Mortimer Country is a walker's paradise whatever your age or ability. Whether you are looking for a strenuous all day hike or a relaxed evening stroll, the excellent and extensive network of way -marked paths will have a walk to suit you.'

*Herefordshire Council
Overview

'Walking for health and recreation is a popular pastime and an excellent way to appreciate the Herefordshire countryside. The council promotes fifteen circular walks and two long distance routes which use the county's footpaths. There are a number of other longer routes within or which pass through Herefordshire which you can find out about ...'

*Herefordshire Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Mid June.

*Kington Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Mid September.

*Leominster - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'Leominster has a wide choice of walks, suitable for all abilities, direct from the town centre. The town is the biggest market town in Herefordshire. In the past its fortune was based on Leominster "ore", the fleece of the Ryland sheep. Now industry is very varied. We also have an accessible trail for those who may have difficulty. Route cards are available at the Tourist Information Centre. Walking guide books and maps are also available from the TIC in the Corn Square ...'

*Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum
Size (acreage)123
Overview

'Queenswood is the only designated country park in the county. It includes the arboretum, a 47 acre tree collection with over 1,200 rare and exotic trees from all over the world and 123 acres of semi-natural ancient woodland which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Local Nature Reserve (LNR).'

*Ramblers - Herefordshire Area
Overview

'In Herefordshire we have four groups: Hereford, Leadon Vale, Mortimer and Ross.'

*Ross Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Late September.

*Ross-on-Wye - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'Ross is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful and varied countryside within easy reach of the town. Walks are many and varied, ranging from flat, easy strolls alongside the river to challenging walks in the local hills or the nearby Black Mountains or Malvern Hills. Two major long distance walking routes pass through the town. These are The Wye Valley Walk and The Herefordshire Trail. In addition The Ross Round Walk circular walk starts and finishes in the town.'

*WalkHerefordshire
Overview

'Herefordshire offers 2100 miles of largely undiscovered and unspoilt footpaths. These include the 154 miles of the recently opened Herefordshire Trail. It is the only long distance trail in England, which is within the same county boundary.  Go to our One Stop Walk Shop for guided walks for both the novice & adventurous walker.'

Breinton Springs Circular Walk
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Breinton Springs is owned by the National Trust and is popular with visitors to Breinton.  This lovely circular walk can be accessed from Breinton Springs itself, or from Hereford city.'

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Breinton Parish Council

Curious about ... Hereford
Overview

'Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts ...'

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Curious About ... ?

Fownhope Village Walks
Overview

'A series of walks have been produced by The Fownhope Residents Association together with the help of many villagers.'

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Fownhope Village Website

Hereford and Gloucester Canal Walks
Overview

'A series of walks leaflets are available covering parts of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal through the two counties. There are now five walks available – all of which are proving very popular with both local people and visitors to the area. Each walk is illustrated with photos of points of interest and a clear map of the route.'

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Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust

Hereford City Centre Trail
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'A town trail for the City of Hereford which describes buildings from Mediaeval to fairly modern times including the glorious Cathedral.'

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Joe McCall English Stone Forum

Hereford Guided Walks
Overview

'We have daily guided walks and booked walks with different themes. The tours last about one and a half hours and are conducted by volunteer members of the Hereford Guild of Guides. The walks start at the main entrance of the Cathedral. There is no need to book in advance but you will need to purchase a ticket prior to joining the walk'

Herefordshire Historic Town Walks
Overview

'Directions for self-guided walks around Herefordshire's six market towns, plus a walk around the Victorian places of interest in Hereford itself.'

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Herefordshire Through Time

Herefordshire Local Access Forum
Overview

'The forum is a voluntary body with 22 members, appointed to represent landowners, users of the land and those with other interests. It advises the local authority and other bodies on access issues and also considers wider strategic issues such as the Herefordshire Rights of Way Improvement Plan.'

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Herefordshire Council

Herefordshire Public Rights of Way
Overview

'There are 4,415 registered public rights of way (PROW) in Herefordshire, ranging from a few metres to several kilometres in length. The county's path network covers over 3,360km and is managed and maintained by our Contractor on behalf of the council.'

Herefordshire Trail
Distance (miles)150
Overview

'A long distance path using existing public rights of way to give a circular tour around our county' Alert 'The Trail was the outcome of efforts by Herefordshire Council, Advantage West Midlands, the European Union and The Countryside Agency to enrich the rural economies of the towns and villages en route. Sadly Herefordshire Council has failed to make any effort to waymark the route or tackle a long series of obstacles. The path is blocked by cereals, oil seed rape, overgrown and broken stiles, and many of the signs are broken.' [Wikipedia 1 September 2017]

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Herefordshire Ramblers

Hoarwithy Bus Walk
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'6-7 mile easy walk, following, in the main, the Herefordshire Trail.'

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Wye Valley AONB

See also

The Hoarwithy Bus Walk [Herefordshire Council]

Ledbury Town Walk
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Ledbury is a market town in east Herefordshire. It is named after the river Leadon, which runs through the area. In the Domesday Survey of 1086 it is recorded as "Liedeberge" ... In the 12th century Ledbury had a Bishop's Palace and the Bishop of Hereford was formally lord of the manor of Ledbury. For some time Ledbury was the most valuable of all the manors held by the Bishop.'  ALERT Link changed from original at Review.

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Live & Let Live Bringsty Common Walks
Overview

Bringsty Common 'is a wonderful location for some fantastic walks and the pub can be a great starting place ... Remember you can walk anywhere across Bringsty Common, except in people's gardens, so there's no need to keep to any path, if you want to be a free spirit. It's a wonderful place for walking of all kinds – long, short or very short!'

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The Live & Let Live

Offa Hoppa Bus Walks
Overview

Six walks around and about the local bus Route 41, operated by Sargeants: 1 - Walton to Kington; 2 - Titley to Kington; 3 - Presteigne to Kington; 4 - Norton to Knighton; 5 - Knucklas to Knighton; 6 - Five Turnings to Knighton.

ALERT These specific Walks no longer seem to be promoted on the (re-engineered) 'Shropshire Walking' Website - but you might be able to download details from the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail or Car Free Walks Websites.

Ross Round Walk
Distance (miles)26
Overview

''Circular walk around Ross on Wye in Herefordshire.'The hiking trail description for the Ross Round walk is on the LDWA website [listed under Ultimate Ross Round].You might also want to buy Striding Around Ross, a comprehensive, illustrated guide of The Ross Round including the new loop added in March 2013.'

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Guy Vowles

Wigmore Circular Walk
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'It is hard to believe, but as you walk through Wigmore you are walking through what was once a major town and centre of power. In the 10th century it was the major civic centre for the region and sometime home of King Edward ... '

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Herefordshire Council

Woolhope Circular Walk
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'This walk takes place in an area of the County known as the Woolhope Dome ...'.

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Herefordshire Council

Wyche Way
Distance (miles)80
Overview

'Walk connecting The Cotswold Way to The Offa's Dyke long distance trail. The walk starts in Kington in Herefordshire and finishes near Broadway in Worcestershire.'

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Guy Vowles

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