Like Hergest Ridge at Kington, Garway Hill is one of our ‘easy peaks’ with views to warm the heart. Tucked away in the south of the county and just 20 minutes drive from Hereford it feels a world away.
You are at once in a different place, surrounded by rugged, natural landscapes, full of biodiversity, and largely unaffected by intensive farming methods. The common covers 85 hectares and rises to a height of nearly 1200 ft. It is largely covered by bracken 87% with a wide variety of bird habitat including patches of gorse, short turf, areas of trees and grassland, and wetter areas around flowing springs. Keep an eye out too for a very unusual tree which has formed into an ideal circular frame for memorable poses!
Amongst the beneficiaries of this natural environment are sheep who mingle with wild ponies, free to graze and roam. The walk to the top is on wide expanses of soft grass, not too arduous and leading gently to the summit and a brick wartime radio building. Hopefully, the weather is kind and you can take in the 360 degree views of the Malverns, Black Mountains and Bristol Channel into Wales. It’s a great spot to have a picnic and breathe in the scenery. There are a number of different paths leading back, you can't go wrong! Plenty of opportunities to enjoy the views and perhaps a photo opportunity with the ponies along the way!
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