Herefordshire’s unrivalled network of byways is a hiker’s dream with 2,100 miles of dedicated footpaths, including eight long-distance trails and numerous circular routes.
Try our flagship long-distance route the Herefordshire Trail which circuits the county over 154-miles or try the atmospheric Twin Valley Ley Line Trail which climbs spectacular summits, visits heritage gems and soaks up stunning panoramic views.
For a shorter circular walk, take in vineyards (plus tours and tastings) on our three Wine Walks or take your pick of our Roasts & Rambles collection which all feature gorgeous gastropubs and unexpected treats, from wild ponies to legendary caves.
Favourite Walks in Herefordshire
Circular Walking Routes
Before the day was born, or otherwise
Through secret windings of the afternoons,
I threw my hunters off and plunged myself
Among the deep hills…
Long Distance Walks
Herefordshire is the perfect destination for hikers looking to explore in depth on foot. Intersecting waymarked routes trace ancient paths between medieval Marcher castles, vibrant market towns and ancient hill forts, all studded with characterful inns, B&Bs and restaurants. So it’s easy to piece together a rewarding two- or three-day walking break – or to taste all of the county’s delights on a full circuit around the 154-mile Herefordshire Trail.
Herefordshire's Walking Festivals
Herefordshire Walking Festival
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022, the Herefordshire Walking Festival takes in all corners of the county and offers 50+ walks over 9 glorious days. Join in the fun from 18 - 26th June and look out for our special pre-festival birthday celebration on 17 June.
Kington Walking Festival
Kington is a renowned centre for walking with more long-distance paths converging on the town than almost anywhere else in the UK. Even better, Kington hosts two annual walking weekends, in spring and autumn. Expect spectacular walking with sublime views, welcoming pubs, good food and the great company of fellow walkers.
Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival
Ross is an accredited Walkers are Welcome town and their walking festival is a superb reflection of this friendly nature. Go off the beaten track on a real variety of gentle to medium walks aimed at all abilities – led by informed and enthusiastic people with a fount of local knowledge. Pick from 24 fantastic walks from 23 to 25 September 2022.