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Leintwardine West

Brampton Bryan Village
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6.5 miles
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Ending Pub is Dog Friendly

This is a very gentle walk in open countryside. It is flat so there are no challenging ascents, making it perfect for families. 

It’s a walk that follows country lanes, criss-crosses open fields and footpaths, with the odd bridge over streams, and into open landscapes with only sheep for company. It really is a very peaceful walk with hills and woodland in the distance but barely anything to disturb the peace. 

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This beautiful circular walk on the North Herefordshire/ South Shropshire border starts and ends at The Lion Leintwardine. It's a fantastic foodie pub with rooms which sits on the banks of the River Teme - a popular  wild swimming spot.

En route, take in the village of Brampton Bryan with its stunning cloud yew hedge - a fabulously quirky local landmark. Occupied since at least Roman times, this historic settlement has a pretty country church, as well as a small triangular green with fine Georgian houses and early timber-framed buildings.  You'll also pass Aardvark Books & Cafe which a perfect place to pause for a coffee and cake, as well as a peruse of their superb collection of new and used books. There's also a fantastic kids corner, if you have children in tow.

Route Guide

Start from the  Lion Pub in Leintwardine where you’ll find ample parking. Walk towards the petrol station and turn down the road the left immediately before its forecourt. At the end of the road follow the footpath over the bridge and then turn immediately right. From here the footpath is well marked over open fields for about 2km until you reach a track crossing Adleymoor Common. 

Walk down the track until it turns into a country lane and then follow the lane all the way into Brampton Bryan. As you approach the picturesque village you’ll come to the ancient church of St Barnabas, well worth a look to appreciate its history and architecture. Adjacent is ‘the best hedge you have ever seen’ - you may well agree. While in Brampton Bryan we recommend popping into Aardvark Books, with an incredible array of secondhand books and an opportunity for a mid walk cuppa. 

Retrace your route into Brampton Bryan to leave the village and after about 1.5km turn right into the fields when you see a sign for the Herefordshire Trail. From here it’s almost a straight line across wide open fields all the way back to Leintwardine

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