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Sustainable Staycations

Sheep near the track

Eco holidays in the greener county

Head to Herefordshire to holiday in an eco, green and environmentally-friendly way.

  • Find green places to stay & eat 
  • Try a low-impact adventure, including walking, cycling & canoeing
  • Savour locally grown menus & visit our fabulous local food producers
  • Follow one of our slow-travel itineraries - no car required!
  • Shop independent, local & second-hand in our charming market towns

Sustainable stars

Pensons head chef Chris Simpson collecting produce from the kitchen garden

Eco champions

Find out about the most sustainable places to stay, eat and visit.

Read about our eco champions


Go Bus Packing

Grab your rucksack and hop on the bus for a sustainable weekend away! 

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legges hamper

Farm Shops & Local Produce

With strong roots in farming and a thriving foodie scene, Herefordshire’s flavours are rather special. For a real taste of the county and low food miles, visit our delis and farm shops which showcase favourite regional producers.

Discover Farm Shops & Local Produce

Slow travel itineraries: no car required

canoeing river wye

Castles & Canoes in Ross-on-Wye

Reach the independent market town of Ross-on-Wye by National Express Coach then jump on local buses to explore nearby countryside.

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Pembridge black adn white shop

Black & White Villages by Bus

Take an easy (and sustainable) bus ride around our famously pretty Black and White Villages. Perfect for a day's touring or even a long weekend.


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Tandem Bicycle

Bike & Hike in Ledbury

Base yourself in this celebrated independent market town to enjoy woodland wanders and cycle rides to nearby artisan cider producers. 

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Low-impact adventures

Garway Hill walking


Walking is the perfect low-impact activity and Herefordshire has 2,100 miles of footpaths to explore, including eight long-distance trails and many circular routes. Stroll peaceful paths through cider orchards and picture-perfect villages, or challenge yourself with a steep hike up to the Cat's Back.

Cycling through Herefordshire


Bring your bike or hire one here and enjoy roaming the county using pedal power. Tour the Black & White villages, scoot around our Cider Circuits or try our long-distance scenic ride, the Watkins Way.

Canoeing on the river Wye

Canoeing & SUP

Take to the water for an eco-adventure! Get close to nature, soak up the views and enjoy time with friends and family. There's plenty of providers who will happily hire you all the kit for a half day, full day or even a multi day adventure (with riverside camping along the way)

Slow shopping

tinsmiths shop
Tinsmiths, Ledbury
Book shop cafe
35 West, Leominster
Newton Court Cider Shop
Newton Court Cider
Leominster - Drapers Lane Delicatessen


Go slow and sustainable with your shopping in Herefordshire

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