Roasts & Rambles

Garway with the Ponies

3.7 miles
(5.9 km)
Ending Pub is Dog Friendly

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!


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The 360-degree views at the top of Garway Hill are glorious. You are completely surrounded by countryside and the tranquility of nature. The wild ponies, roaming free on the hill with the background scenery behind is a perfect picture opportunity. Please remember these ponies are friendly but don’t get too close.

Total elevation gain: 262 m

Route Guide

Don't expect too much assistance by way of signs! You may need to ask a friendly local to guide you up a narrow lane to park up (or on the road if you need to). This is part of the charm of Garway, you won't be jostling with coach parties. Once you get to the common the landscape changes to reflect natural biodiversity, largely unaffected by intensive farming methods. Amongst the beneficiaries are the wild ponies, free to graze and roam.

The walk to the top is not too arduous and leads to the summit and a brick wartime radio building. Hopefully, the weather is kind and you can take in the 360 degree views of the Malverns, Black Mountains and Bristol Channel into Wales. There are a number of different paths leading back, you can't go wrong! Plenty of opportunities to enjoy the views and perhaps a photo opportunity with the ponies.

We have suggested a couple of super pubs for your post walk roasts, both a short drive away through lovely Herefordshire country. You'll love them!

Recommended Roasts...

The New Inn, St Owens Cross

A short drive (7 miles)

Currently closed.

Originally a 16th-Century coaching inn, the menu is inspired by local flavours, using seasonal ingredients from local producers. Inside, the pub exudes warmth, with roaring fires, cosy booths and lots of original features, creating a stylish yet relaxed environment.

  • Food Available
  • Cosy Fire
  • Place to Stay

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The Kilpeck Inn

A short drive (5.1 miles)

Closed - Offering takeaways on Friday's & Saturday's, and Sunday lunches. Visit the website for more details.

Located in the historic village of Kilpeck in the heart of the beautiful south Herefordshire countryside, the Inn offers the best local and seasonal food, real ales and fine wines in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Food Available
  • Dog Friendly
  • Cosy Fire
  • Place to Stay

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