Breinton Springs is located just outside of Hereford on the River Wye, it comprises of a small car park, cider orchard, woodland and floodplain. The freshwater spring can be accessed near the car park by following a sloping path towards the river. The site includes an earthwork designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument which includes a moated camp, a deserted medieval village and an old ford site. Breinton Church bounds the property on the eastern side and contributes to the character of the site.
Two Public Rights of Way pass through Breinton Springs, one of which forms part of the ‘Wye Valley Walk’ regional route, this footpath runs directly into Hereford city itself, following the riverbank.The River Wye is protected
as a Site of Specific Science Interest (SSSI) making Breinton Springs an
excellent place to bird watch. The pool at Breinton Springs also attracts Great Crested Newts which can be spotted from March through to October.
Spring is the seasonal highlight at Breinton Springs when the cider orchards come into blossom and the woodlands are carpeted with bluebells.
- Children welcome
- Dogs welcome
- Free entry
- Free parking
- Picnics welcome
- Rural location
Directions & Parking