Walk, Cycle & Canoe

With two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Herefordshire has beautiful landscapes by the bucketload. The Wye Valley and the Malvern Hills are the best known but there’s miles of countryside to explore on foot and on bike, from rolling hills to high ridges. And, of course, we’re also home to Britain’s favourite river, the Wye.

Walking

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garway hill

Our network of 2100 miles of footpaths is a hiker’s dream. Find your favourite, choosing from a host of circular routes and nine long-distance walks headlined by the 154-mile Herefordshire Trail and the Twin Valley Ley Line Trail. Fantastic walks can also be accessed directly from our city and market towns.

Canoeing & Paddleboarding

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Paddle Boarding

Our stretch of the River Wye runs from Hay-on-Wye, through Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, and Symonds Yat before returning to Wales. Take an easy paddle downstream or opt for a whitewater experience on the rapids. Alternatively book a guided wildlife safari or test your skills on a mega paddleboard.

Cycling

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cycling

Herefordshire’s a treat to explore on two wheels, whether you want a challenging day on the road or a gentle amble. Travel our quiet, scenic backroads and stop at village cafes, or pedal your way up steep inclines (with speedy descents guaranteed!). For 50-mile long circular routes, check out the Cider Circuits.