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Beautiful Herefordshire Walks

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Fantastic Walking Routes

  • Stroll peaceful paths through cider orchards and picture-perfect villages 
  • Hike between Neolithic monuments and Norman castles
  • Spy spectacular birdlife on a walk along the Wye
  • Discover traditional tastes from local artisans and markets  
  • Complete a full circuit of the county on the Herefordshire Trail


Browse our walking routes

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.



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Favourite Walks in Herefordshire

Mortimer Trail

Mortimer Trail

30-mile linear route from Kington to Ludlow through once-tumultuous borderlands.

Herefordshire Trail waymarker

Herefordshire Trail

A superbly scenic 154-mile loop around the county, taking in our five historic market towns, undulating meadows, ancient orchards, steep hills and glorious river valleys.

View from the top of the route

Roasts & Rambles

A collection of Herefordshire's best pub walks with awesome views, wild landscapes & cosy gastropubs.

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…

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–61), resident of Hope End, Ledbury

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

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Herefordshire Walking Festival

The Herefordshire Walking Festival takes in all corners of the county and offers 50+ walks over 9 glorious days. Join in the fun in late June.

Walking Hergest Ridge

Kington Walking Festival

A renowned centre for walking with more long-distance paths converging on the town than almost anywhere else in the UK, Kington hosts two annual walking weekends, in spring and autumn.

Canoeing the river wye view of wye valley

Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival

Ross is an accredited Walkers are Welcome town and their walking festival in September reflects 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.  

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