Perfect Places To Picnic In Herefordshire
Discover perfect places to picnic in Herefordshire and escape to the summer. From vast rolling countryside estates through to a woodland nook and cranny, we're sure to have somewhere that you'd want to spend lazy summer days.
There’s something about the summer weather that brings out the relaxed hippy in us all, and what better way to wind down after a busy day/week at work than to slip on your sandals, pack up your picnic basket and head to the outdoors with your nearest and dearest.
Drink in the wonders of the natural world at some of the National Trust's top picnicking sites in the Midlands. Eating alfresco – whether you pack your own picnic or prefer to buy one – allows you to immerse yourself in the natural world. Throw down a blanket, seek out communal seating and enjoy fresh air, wildlife rich landscapes and magnificent views and enjoy a picnic in Herefordshire.
Enjoy a perfect picnic at Berrington Hall
Berrington’s gardens in Leominster is the perfect picnicking spot. With acres of ‘Capability’ Brown parkland, pleasure grounds and a unique walled garden, there are plenty of places for you to enjoy a summer afternoon’s picnic.
Berrington also has a walled garden which holds the installation created by internationally renowned artists Heather and Ivan Morison, ‘LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!’. This Georgian inspired pavilion is the ideal spot to relax in for an afternoon. With canvas walls which open out into the garden, it is a perfect place to sit and enjoy the walled garden.
Enjoy a summertime picnic at Brockhampton
Brockhampton Estate is a traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house at Bringsty, near Bromyard in Herefordshire.
Brockhampton has no shortage of places to picnic. From the damson orchards next to the manor house to secluded spots along the six walks around the estate. Here you are sure to find a place with a view for a picnic lunch.
If you are heading out into the wider estate the natural play trail has some seating near the path with many peaceful places to picnic down by Paradise Brook and lots to keep little adventurers entertained. The estate is dog friendly with miles of woods and parkland to explore.
If you are seeking an out of the way spot for a picnic why not follow the carriage rides trail up towards the top of the estate for views over the wider landscape?
Enjoy a picnic at Croft Castle
Croft Castle in Hereford showcases 1000 years of power, politics and pleasure in an intimate family home. With nearly 1500 acres of parkland and a beautiful walled garden, there are plenty of spots for you and the family to tuck into a picnic this summer.
Summer is the perfect season to pack up your picnic hampers and get outdoors. Bring your own packed lunch or pop into the tea-room for their take-away options. With five way-marked walks, an Iron Age hillfort, the Walled Garden, rows of ancient trees and a 'Picturesque' Fishpool Valley, there are plenty of spots in the parkland for you to escape to.
Enjoy a riverside picnic at the Weir Garden
Escape to the spectacular riverside Weir Garden and be absorbed by natural beauty. Bordered by the River Wye, The Weir sits within unspoilt Hereford countryside.
Spend the day and make the most of the long and balmy summer days as you relax beside the river and enjoy a sandwich or two.
There is 10 acres of riverside garden which means there is plenty of space to discover and explore. Feel yourself relax in the warm breeze accompanied by the gentle sounds of the river. Pack a hamper and enjoy a sunny day outside with friends and family.
Enjoy a leisurely picnic at Goodrich Castle
Goodrich Castle near Ross On Wye stands on a prominent wooded hill and boasts extensive views of the surrounding countryside and River Wye. After exploring the castle, take a walk through the beautiful grounds with picturesque woodland and green, Herefordshire countryside.
There are attractive picnic areas at the front and back of the visitor centre which includes a cafe, shop, information point and accessible toilet.
The Wye Valley Visitor Centre is the perfect picnic place
The Wye Valley Visitor Centre near Ross On Wye is home to the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, Miniature Golf and Laser Tag. Set in the very heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where the spectacular Upper Wye Gorge opens out briefly into farmland before the River Wye plunges back between cliffs overlooking the Wye.
A perfect place to enjoy a picnic with family and friends, we spent many summer days when the children were small on the lawn with are picnic blankets and a basket full of treats.
Perfect Places To Picnic In Herefordshire
Herefordshire is brimming with acres of parkland, rivers and gardens which are perfect places for you to unpack your picnic blanket and head out this summer. July is national picnic month and Herefordshire with its literary towns of Hay On Wye and Ledbury to the vibrant town of Hereford is the perfect county to escape to.
With loads to explore and peaceful spots to enjoy, woods are perfect for family picnics too, these are a few of our favourite woods around the county for an alfresco feast.
Walking in Herefordshire woods is the easiest way to enjoy the outdoors, get closer to nature and leave behind the hustle and bustle of modern everyday life.
In short there are some lovely spots to spread out your picnic blanket, they all have plenty to see and do if you want to make a day of it.