Herefordshire is full of wonderful walks at any time of year. This winter we figured you may just appreciate the friendly sight of a local pub serving lovely food. Many of our lovely pubs are now offering takeaways to enjoy at home or in the car after your walk.
10 Circular Walks – spectacular views & fascinating history, each with a recommended country pub to stop off and, for now, pick up a takeaway to enjoy at home.
We put these walks together to give you just a hint of the glorious walks you can enjoy throughout Herefordshire. They are not intended to be the ‘top’ walks (you may have your own favourites). But what we can say with authority is we enjoyed every one of them as we did our dedicated research – including the hostelries at the end of them! There are walks to suit you, your family and your energy levels, all offering the promise of beautiful Herefordshire country with views to remember. There’s always an unexpected surprise or treat along the way, whether wild ponies on the hilltops or a castle or motte and bailey that surely you are the first to discover!
And remember … if these walks have sold you that Herefordshire is a great walking county, don’t forget all the other great walks you can enjoy. Like the Mortimer Trail, the Wye Valley Walk, Offa’s Dyke Path … and many more!
Toes twitching? Take a look at our 10 Roasts & Rambles below!
Endless Views from Hergest Ridge
A long varied walk which takes in the wonderful Hergest Ridge, with lots of treats to admire along the way. The views are magnificent, only interrupted by the occasional grazing wild pony!
Castle & Rolls
A walk to Wigmore Castle, where you can enjoy great history and great views, before heading off into the woods.
The Castle & The Common
A circular walk in the wooded areas of Oaker and Bircher Coppices. Includes a county-distinctive detached bell tower church dating back to 1332, and Croft Castle which harks back to a similar period.
Jewel in the Downs
A picturesque walk climbing up the Bromyard Downs for great views over the town. This one can get muddy so boots are recommended!
The Deer Walk
A beautiful scenic walk, with a couple of strenuous hills to challenge your fitness. Boots or wellies are recommended for the off-path sections.
Ramble by the Wye
Admire the River Wye as you step along the river bank, taking in the countryside’s peace and quiet and stumbling on beautiful churches.
The Wye, Woods & Caves
There’s a lot to enjoy on this walk. It starts along the Wye at Symonds Yat and follows the river as it carves its way through cliffs and hills at both sides. The walk through ancient woods up to the top will get the heart pumping before reaching the fabled King Arthur’s Cave.
Garway with the Ponies
The 360 degree views at the top of Garway Hill are outstanding with views to the Malverns and Black Mountains. Just you … and the wild grazing ponies!
Arthur’s Stone & The Golden Valley
Views of the Black Mountains rest behind as you climb up to Arthur’s Stone, a Neolithic chambered tomb dating from 3,700 BC – 2,700 BC.