Released: February 2014
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 220 x 120mm
Author: Hereford Ramblers
Written by the Herefordshire Ramblers, Walks for all Ages Herefordshire features 20 circular walks of up to 6 miles, suitable for all the family, that have been carefully chosen to deliver an enjoyable day or half day in the countryside.
Describing the local area at the start of each walk, the authors then provide a detailed description of the walk with snippets of information as you go along.
Including Ordnance Survey mapping and superbly priced at just £5.99, Walks for all Ages - 20 Circular Walks in Herefordshire is the perfect accompaniment for a stroll in the county.
01. Adforton to Wigmore Castle
03. Bringsty Common
04. Brockhampton and Capler
05. Bromyard Downs
07. Croft Ambrey and the Fishpool Valley
08. Ewyas Harald to Dore Abbey
09. Haugh Wood
10. Haywood Park and Belmont
11. Herefordshire Beacon
12. Hergest Ridge, near Kington
13. Kingsthorne, Aconbury and Little Birch
15. Queenswood Country Park, Dinmore Hill
16. Bishopswood and Bulls Hill
18. Ross-on-Wye to Weston under Penyard
19. The Black Hill
This book is the work of numerous members of Herefordshire Ramblers. Between us we have researched, walked and checked all the walks in this book. If you enjoy walking, we hope you will think about joining the Ramblers. The Ramblers is Britain’s largest walking charity, which was formed in 1935 to promote walking and to campaign for better access to the countryside. Locally Herefordshire Ramblers organises a wide variety of led walks, from short to long, all across the county and beyond. All are welcome. Look us up on our website at www.herefordshireramblers.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you.
Herefordshire is one of the least populated counties of England – and also one of the least known. That is good news for the walker, because wherever you are in Herefordshire, the countryside is never far away, and the concept of honeypots doesn’t really apply! These walks make full use of the wonderful variety of walking in Herefordshire. We range from the woods of Wigmore (walk 1), through the black-and-white villages, like Weobley (walk 20), the Black Mountains (walk 19), the stunning Wye Valley (walks 2 and 416, 20) to the distinctive market towns of Bromyard (walk 5), Ledbury (walk 14), Kington (walk 12) and Ross-on-Wye (walks 17 and 18). Two walks (2 and 10) are very close to the centre of Hereford.
Mostly we follow public rights of way or walk over open access land. We have included some well-established permissive paths which have been walked for many years. There is also some country lane walking, one of the delights of Herefordshire, and very short distances on bigger roads. Do please take care on roads, especially with children or dogs.
Many of us like to take our dogs with us on walks. These walks are generally extremely dog-friendly in that there are few stiles, so most dogs will be able to complete all the walks in this book. Dogs should, however, be always under control and on leads on lanes and in the vicinity of sheep, cattle and ponies. However, for many of the walks dogs can be off the lead for most of the time. We assess each walk for its dog-friendliness.
We have taken great care over the accuracy of the walk description and the map, but things do change on the ground over time. The relevant 1:25000 (Explorer range) Ordnance Survey map is useful back-up. If you find any obstructions to your route it would be very helpful to report the problem to Herefordshire Council. You can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Herefordshire is renowned for the variety of its locally produced food, so we hope you will enjoy the hospitality. A number of pubs are happy to welcome dogs, and we mention some of them.
Enjoy your walking in Herefordshire