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Ramble by the Wye

River Wye
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4.8 miles
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Admire the River Wye as you step along the riverbank, taking in the countryside’s peace and quiet and stumbling on beautiful churches along the way.

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Much of the walk you will be alongside the fifth-longest river in the UK, the River Wye, which rises in the mountains of mid-Wales and flows south for some 150 miles, passing through Hay-on-Wye, Hereford and then Ross-on-Wye. This tranquil circular route takes in the delightful Sellack Suspension Footbridge which was built in 1895 to link the parish churches of Kings Caple and Sellack. Have your flasks at the ready - the nearby pebble beach makes a great coffee stop as you watch the swans glide by. To the left of the bridge sits St. Tysilio's Church, an idyllic 12th century, Grade 1 listed church.

Total elevation gain: 128m

Route Guide

Park up in the lovely village of Hoarwithy, or park at The Harp Inn pub if you are planning to stop for a roast afterwards. Starting at The Harp Inn car park make your way down the road and up the back woodland on your right following the path all the way until you reach green fields. Once you reach a road follow the path down passing the oak trees and peeking through to the views beyond them. You’ll reach a field of sheep and capture a first glimpse of the River Wye.

Cross the river at Sellack Suspension Footbridge; a fun fact, the bridge also replaced a ferry that once existed here. Pass St. Tysilio's Church and carry on up the small hill admiring the St John Baptist Parish Church in Kings Caple. Make your way back through woodland, walking over a stone bridge and then retuning to the village. Then it's time for a delicious lunch at Cottage of Content, The Loughpool or The New Inn.

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The New Inn

The New Inn celebrates the rich farming heritage of Herefordshire. The menu is inspired by seasonal local ingredients.
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