Walking in Herefordshire offers great walks and trails for you to try. From short strolls by pools to rambles through woodland to waymarked circular walks, there is a path for everyone.
Find A Path During Your Active Holiday In Herefordshire
Walking in Herefordshire is the easiest way to enjoy outdoor activities, get closer to nature and leave behind the hustle and bustle of modern everyday life. From wide, grassy tracks to unexplored pathways and leafy tunnels, woods are places where we can relax, unwind and have some fun outdoors.
Walking in Herefordshire is a great form of exercise, it helps to keep you fit and healthy and is a really easy way to start being more active. Woods are truly magical playgrounds where children can have exciting adventures. After a long stroll in the fresh air with your four-legged friend, it’s nice to sit back and put your feet (or paws) up. Here are dog friendly restaurants in Herefordshire.
Finding walking & running events in Herefordshire as never been easier and there is something for everyone – from beginner to seasoned vet covering all distances from family fun walks and runs to marathons.
Queenswood Country Park features an extensive and exciting range of attractions that are interesting, fun and healthy for people of all ages. There are different way-marked walks around the arboretum and wider woodland ranging from 1 mile to 2.5 miles and these include easy-access paths.
Their Gruffalo Trail, feature five larger-than-life Gruffalo characters, and is perfect for ages 2 to 6 years old but great fun for all the family! There is a woodland playground, ideal for children aged 2 to 10 years, and they run children’s holiday clubs and activity sessions during the school holidays, offering great things to do in half-term or the Summer holidays.
Haugh Woods are mainly made up of hard forest tracks, with gentle slopes, which make easy going for all including pushchairs.
Haugh Wood is a wonderful place to visit with the kids, especially on a sunny day when you can bring a picnic to enjoy as you look out for species such as the Wood White, Speckled White, and various types of butterflies.
The woodland is close to Broadmoor Common Nature Reserve, which is another good spot for butterflies, plus it has some unusual birds.
Haugh Woodcircular walks offer two waymarked trails mainly made up of hard forest tracks, with gentle slopes, suitable for all abilities and for pushchairs.
Offa’s Dyke Path is a 177 mile (285 Km) long walking trail. It is named after, and often follows, the spectacular Dyke King Offa ordered to be constructed in the 8th century, probably to divide his Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms in what is now Wales.
Explore the rolling hills of the English-Welsh border from Chepstow to Prestatyn. Discover majestic castles, quiet country churches, enigmatic Iron Age hillforts and enticing country pubs.
Be absorbed by the natural beauty at Weir Garden (National Trust), a spectacular riverside garden bordered by the River Wye. For centuries this site has been used as a pleasure ground for fishing, boating and swimming, with a priority to manage in a natural way to create a varied habitat for wildlife.
The Brian Hatton trail was devised in 2016 by Robin Thorndyke to mark the centenary of Herefordshire artist Brian Hatton’s death. It is a figure of eight circular walk which is a 5 mile route in Breinton.
The Wye Valley Walk runs for 136 miles from the slopes of Plynlimon in mid Wales (near the source of the River Wye) to Chepstow in Monmouthshire (where the Wye joins the Severn Estuary). The walk enters Herefordshire at Hay-on-Wye and leaves the county after 57 miles, just north of Monmouth.
The walk is clearly waymarked as it follows the route of the river, either along riverside paths or in sections giving excellent views of the Wye Valley from the surrounding hills.
The Hereford Guild of Guides welcomes bookings from clubs, societies, schools, wheelchair users etc. Walks can be arranged at any time of the year and the starting and finishing points can be planned to suit the convenience of the party.
Specially themed walks can also be arranged – e.g. Famous People of Hereford, Elgar in Hereford, River Wye, Historic Walks and Hauntings and Horrors Walks are great during Halloween.
The Monnow Valley Walk is a river route from where the River Monnow and River Wye meet, to the source of the River Monnow near Charwel Ddu on the east side of Hay Bluff close to the Offa’s Dyke Path, with a four mile section to Hay-on-Wye on the Offa’s Dyke Path.
It cements the association the respective choirs of each Cathedral has with each other which is celebrated annually in the Three Choirs Festival. As well as linking the Cathedrals the path also links the two rivers of these three counties, the Severn and the Wye.
The path has a distinctive badge on its waymarkers: a music stave and treble clef, and the motto ‘Blessed is the eye between Severn and Wye’.
Gloucester to Clifford Mesne: 10.4m Clifford Mesne to Sleaves Oak: 10.4m Sleaves Oak to Hereford: 10m Hereford to Ocle Pychard: 9.6m Ocle Pychard to Stanford Bishop: 10m Stanford Bishop to Broad Green: 10m Broad Green to Stanbrook Abbey: 10m Stanbrook Abbey to British Camp: 10.9m British Camp to Staunton: 10.4m Staunton to Gloucester: 8.8m