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Autumn breaks

apples for autumn

Cider tastings, vineyard visits & colourful walks

Celebrate the harvest season in Herefordshire! Autumn is a very special time to visit  - see the tractors bring in the harvest of hops, apples and potatoes, breathe in the apple-scented air and enjoy the landscape as it blazes with colour. 

There's a host of seasonal things to see, do and taste. Watch artisan cider makers press fruit, tour our gorgeous vineyards, forage for mushrooms and sample award-winning ciders. Our glorious gastropubs will, as always, offer a warm welcome and menus inspired by local produce. 

Afterwards, enjoy walks in our orchards, woods and gardens which will be alive with fiery reds, burning oranges and vivid yellows. 




Herefordshire looks radiant in the autumn, glorious golds, russets and reds create an explosion of colour. It’s an irresistible invitation to venture outdoors! Meanwhile, there's special seasonal foodie experiences to enjoy, including tours, tastings and orchard strolls. 

Cider Circuits

Cider Tours & Tastings

Sample superlative cider in the spiritual home of the apple by visiting our artisan producers for tours, tastings and orchard strolls. 

Visit our craft cider producers
hop garland

Autumn Events & Experiences

Celebrate the most colourful season with cider tastings, hop garlands, big apple festivities, mushroom foraging and picking your own pumpkins.

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Queenswood Arboretum

Best Spots for Autumnal Colour

Calling all leaf peepers, garden lovers, leaf kickers, conker collectors and happy hikers! Discover the best woodlands, open gardens and arboretums to enjoy seasonal colours.

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Pumpkins in a wheelbarrow

October Half-term Happenings

This October half-term holiday, there's plenty to entertain families in Herefordshire. Pick pumpkins, go on spooky roadtrips, visit scary gardens and be wowed by fabulous fireworks displays. Burn off extra energy with high-adrenaline outdoor activities or enter a fairytale wonderland.

girl with wheelbarrow

HalloweenFest Hits Herefordshire!

A FREE Halloween- themed festival which will be touring the county’s five market towns between 30 October and 3rd November 2023 offering fun for all the family. Visit the pop-up pumpkin patch, take part in crafts plus music, magic, circus skills and balloon-modelling.

Make the most of the season

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Tour the Cider Circuits

Get to know the spiritual home of apples and cider by touring the county's artisan cider producers. Perfect by bike or car, the 50-mile routes celebrate our favourite thirst-quencher with tours, tastings and orchard strolls.

Mortimer Trail

Walk the Mortimer Trail

Trace the high ridges between Kington in North Herefordshire and Ludlow in Shropshire on this 30-mile linear walk. Discover castle ruins, dramatic autumnal landscapes and stunning hilltop views, before staying the night at a welcoming foodie pub.

cycling down a summer lane

Wine Weekend by Bike

Cycle around Herefordshire's wine-growing terroir, sample the finest vintages and stay in gorgeous accommodation. On your final day, tour a manor house steeped in English history or sample our apple heritage with a trip to Westons Cider Mill.

vineyard walks

Top 3 Wine Walks

Our three Wine Walks take in rolling countryside and delicious views before offering the chance to sample Herefordshire's finest wines at one of three vineyards, each acclaimed for the quality of their tipples.

Cider Shack's outdoor tub

Book a Cider Sleepover

Stay in the spiritual home of apples and cider! Sleep in an orchard, take tours & tastings and watch cider being made  Autumn is a very special time to visit our county. 

Don't miss...

Arthur's Cave

It's time for a family adventure

Get to know the ‘dark’ side of Herefordshire…beyond the pretty black and white houses and lush green fields, you’ll find ruined castles, spooky caves and centuries of bloody deeds, ghastly ghosts and fearsome folklore! 

Plan your mini road-trip

Inspiration & Itineraries

While In Herefordshire, Enjoy…

Large black and white historic hotel with hanging baskets of flowers

Fabulous Accommodation

Our accommodation is as wonderfully characterful as our people – stay at gastro pubs, half-timbered hotels, cosy cottages or on working farms.

Kilpeck Inn

Glorious Gastropubs

Herefordshire does a rather tasty line in gastropubs. Seasonal produce is their superpower and they are champions of local provenance. And finding them is half the fun!