The Twin Valley Ley Line trail is 44 mile/71 km long and can be completed over three to five days, depending on your pace, or walked as a series of day hikes. Stage 1 and 2 are dotted with interesting historical sites, so you may wish to allow time to linger. Stage 3 is a wilder, more remote stretch through dramatic landscape and is more challenging in terms of distance and terrain.
Please note, there are options to shorten or extend the stages to suit your requirements. For example, staying overnight at Craswell rather than Longtown will shorten Stage 3 by 9.5 miles.
The west of Herefordshire is very rural, with the occasional tiny village so it is necessary to plan accommodation and parking in advance. The nearest train station is Hereford which is 20 minutes in a taxi from Ewyas Harold and 30 minutes from Dorstone.
Places to stay, eat and drink
There are country pubs, B&Bs and self-catering retreats to stay en route. Two of our churches also welcome overnight visitors. Details are provided at the end of each stage on the PDF download, with recommendations for places to break both earlier and later in order to help visitors to plan their own itineraries.
Places to park
Our local communities are very small and in order to minimise disruption, there are only two spots where cars can be parked and left for a few days: in Dorstone car park and in Ewyas Harold. Alternatively, speak to your accommodation host as they are likely to let you leave your car or help with pick-ups/ drop-offs for each stage.
To plan your walk, download the PDF which describes the route and has details of places to eat, drink and stay: Download PDF
To follow the trail, download the free GPX route below or use OS Explorer Map OL13. As the route features some challenging terrain, proper walking gear is advised.