Endless Views from Hergest Ridge

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Kington
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6.5 miles
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A long varied walk that takes in the wonderful Hergest Ridge, with lots of treats to admire along the way. The views are magnificent, only interrupted by the occasional grazing wild pony!

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The wild ponies on Hergest Ridge are ever-present on the hills. Enjoy the 360-degree views across the county and beyond with stunning views towards the Black Mountains.

Total elevation gain: 325m

Route Guide

Starting at Mill Street or High Street car park the first couple of miles head gently up a hill, nothing too onerous but enough to get the heart working. You will pass Hergest Croft Gardens on your left which may be worth a stop.

As you approach the common, following Offa's Dyke Path, you will find yourself surrounded by wild and unspoilt land, with sheep and wild ponies for company. The 360 degree views are spectacular with views into Mid-Wales and across a vast area of Herefordshire.

After reaching the trig point descend southwards until reaching the road. The return leg to Kington follows open countryside and across fields. You'll pass a motte and bailey - a quick clamber up reminds you that these historic sites always deliver a cracking view. Then it's back down to Kington, and why not warm up with a meal at The Stagg at Titley, a renowned gastro pub just a short drive away.