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. 

Herefordshire Trail
Our flagship long-distance trail is a superbly scenic 154-mile loop around the county, calling at walker-friendly market towns and taking in a huge range of landscapes.

Wine Walks
Pick from three circular routes, each taking in a delightful vineyard where you can enjoy tours and tastings (book in advance):

Wythall Estate Vineyard near Ross-on-Wye
Coddington Vineyard near Ledbury
Frome Valley Vineyard near Bromyard

Roasts & Rambles

A collection of 12 circular walks featuring fantastic landscapes, gorgeous gastropubs and unexpected treats, from wild ponies to legendary caves.

Twin Valley Ley Line Trail
Climb spectacular summits, visit heritage gems and soak up stunning panoramic views, with overnights at country pubs, cosy B&Bs and atmospheric churches.

 

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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.

 

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Herefordshire's Walking Festivals

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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.

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Walking Hergest Ridge

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.

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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 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.

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