15 Best Places To Picnic In Herefordshire

Picnic in Herefordshire & make the most of the sunshine with some alfresco dining in one of our best green spaces.

15 Of The Best Picnicking Spots To Lay Down Your Blanket & Take In The Sunshine

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 holidays.

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 or 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 Herefordshire. Eating alfresco – whether you pack your own picnic or prefer to buy one – immerse yourself in the natural world.

Why not get a local supplier to create a Herefordshire hamper for you?. Then throw down a blanket, seek out communal seating and enjoy fresh air, wildlife rich landscapes and magnificent views and enjoy a picnic in Herefordshire.

If you are in the city pop down to the Castle Green, perfect for a bit of al fresco, blanket based action. Brace your calves and head to the The Malvern Hills it is a wonderful place to relax and chow down after a hike. 

Credenhill Park Woods in Herefordshire is brimming with acres of parkland, rivers, gardens and country homes which are perfect places for you to unpack your picnic blanket and head out this summer.

Enjoy a day exploring Berrington Hall in Leominster 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.

Queenswood Country Park is a classic location for outdoor activities and family adventures with lots of natural delights to see as you explore, plus the adventure playground!

A very comfortable place to relax with a family cafe and several picnic sites plus 3 on site BBQs for hire! So you can make lunch as rustic or extravagant as you fancy.

Escape to the spectacular riverside Weir Garden (National Trust) and be absorbed by the natural beauty. Bordered by the River Wye, The Weir sits within unspoilt Herefordshire 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. Relax in the warm breeze accompanied by the gentle sounds of the river. Pack a hamper with a bottle of bubbly and enjoy a sunny day outside with friends and family.

Visit the gardens and country homes in Herefordshire and enjoy exploring tranquil havens.

Haugh Woods in Hereford is nearly 850 acres and is nationally important for butterflies and moths, with over 600 species recorded within it.

Go exploring in Haugh Wood and immerse yourself in the nature and wildlife that it hosts within.

You’ll have no problem finding the perfect spot to picnic.

Brockhampton Estate in Bromyard is a traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house in Herefordshire.

From the damson orchards next to the manor house to secluded spots along the six walks around the estate, Brockhampton Estate has no shortage of places to picnic.

Croft Castle and Parkland 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 moving with some outdoor activities.

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.

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 one of the many the castles in Herefordshire, take a walk through the beautiful grounds with picturesque and panoramic woodland and green views of the Herefordshire countryside.

There are attractive picnic areas at the front and back of the visitor centre which includes a café.

Cross the Hergest Ridge in the hills of Kington on this splendid walk on the England Wales border. An exhilarating and beautiful way to cross the border between the two counries.

With panoramic views, you will have no issue finding an unforgettable picnic spot during your walk. Reach the highest points for the best views and bask in the history and scenery whilst enjoying a local cider and some crisps!

Birches Farm in Kington boasts a stunning array of wild flowers across a patchwork of fields, so a popular place to picnic indeed!

Pack up the grapes and sausage rolls and explore the meadows surrounding Birches Farm on those gorgeous summer days.

Why not picnic by Bodenham Lake and dig into cheese and olives paired with a nice bottle of wine next to the peaceful and tranquil lake.

Bird watch for hours with more than 160 species being recorded at this wildlife site.

Ecologically, Bromyard Downs is one of Herefordshire’s jewels to uncover with those nearest and dearest.

From glow worms to grass snakes, to bullfinch to barn owls, there is a significant amount of wildlife creating their homes in the woods, wetland and wildflower meadows.

Have a lovely time walking and immersing yourselves in nature, and enjoy a picnic in this idyllic place.

Newbridge Farm Park just outside Ledbury is the ideal day out to enjoy outdoor activities for all the family.

Experience a fast & bumpy tractor trailer ride, greet and feed our friendly animals, and bring those blankets for a delicious picnic to eat anywhere around the Park.

Total entertainment for the whole day.

Located in Hereford and being one of the finest and ancient, semi-natural broad-leaved woodlands left in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lea’s & Paget’s Wood is the ideal location for a picnic with loved ones.

Take a long walk through the historic woodlands, find a pleasant spot place some blankets and unwind with a nice ploughman’s sandwich and a juicy pork pie!

So much wildlife to watch and listen to as well, you’ll be in your own little wonderland with a picnic in Herefordshire.

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, spend the summer days on the lawn with picnic blankets and a basket full of treats.