Walking In Herefordshire During Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter

Walking in Herefordshire offers great walks and trails for you to try this year. 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.

If you are on holiday in Herefordshire there are some great dog friendly campsites that offer dog-walking areas or dog runs so you can exercise your pet away from the other campers on holiday. Give your four-legged companion a wonderful long walk in the beautiful surroundings these canine campsites have to offer.

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.

With loads to explore and peaceful spots to enjoy these areas are perfect for family picnics too, see a few of our favourite perfect places to picnic in Herefordshire for an alfresco feast.

Why not join Hereford Mountain Club which was formed in 1978, by a group of friends in Hereford, with a common interest in climbing and walking.

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.

The Herefordshire Trail is a circular trail, approximately 154 miles, created and set up by the Herefordshire Ramblers Association.

It links the five market towns of Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Kington, Leominster and Bromyard, along with some of the picturesque villages and hamlets for which Herefordshire is renowned.

Enjoy a day exploring Berrington Hall in Leominster, the parkland and lakeside walk. The National Trust properties in Herefordshire has some great walks and trails for you to try. From short strolls by pools to rambles through woodland.

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.

Nupend Wood in Fownhope is the perfect wood and hangs either side of a limestone spine. Parts of the wood were once quarried, giving the ground a sometimes mesmerising, convulsed aspect.

Mostly lovely ancient woodland, principally of ash and oak. Whilst following the walking route your eyes will keep catching the giant yews on the ridge, left stranded from pagan time.

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 Wood circular walks offer two waymarked trails mainly made up of hard forest tracks, with gentle slopes, suitable for all abilities and for pushchairs.

Brockhampton Estate in Bromyard offers a wildlife walk with ancient treesThere’s something for everyone.

The National Trust properties in Herefordshire has some great walks and trails for you to try. From short strolls by pools to rambles through woodland.

You can spot carpets of bluebells, smell the delicious wild garlic and hunt for woodland anemones and common wildflowers such as cow parsley.

Credenhill Park Woods was once the site of a busy Iron Age tribal capital, and has also been a Roman army depot and a medieval deer park.

Today, the wood is a peaceful place for a walk, with lots of walking trails to enjoy and terrific views to let all that history capture your imagination.

Bluebells flourish under the ancient trees in spring, accompanied by early purple orchids and wild garlic.

This area offers both surfaced and unsurfaced paths and several routes to follow.

Follow the 2.4km (1.5 miles) yellow walk, the 3.2km (2 miles) white walk or the 4km (2.5 miles) blue walk. Each circular walk is strenuous as they are on a hill.

Geocaching: There are 3 caches in Credenhill Woods. Combine walking with this outdoor activity with technology and embark on a fun treasure hunt. Use a GPS device to locate the caches.

Try one of these invigorating walks around Croft Castle and Parkland: Fishpool Dingle Walk, Croft Ambrey Walk, Ancient Tree Walk & Pokehouse Wood Walk.

Croft’s parkland is carpeted with bluebells especially in the wood pasture during April and May, with pockets of bluebells around the trees and on the entrance.

The National Trust properties in Herefordshire has some great walks and trails for you to try. From short strolls by pools to rambles through woodland.

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.

Visit the gardens in Herefordshire and enjoy exploring tranquil havens.

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.

Take to the Mortimer Trail, the idyllic 30 mile walkers route that winds from Ludlow, at the Shropshire border in the north, to Kington in the south.

Discover the places of medieval politics and scheming, of alliances made and alliances broken – and a bloody victory that lead to a new King of England.

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.

Meandering its way for 109 miles through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark from Bridgnorth to Gloucester.

The Geopark Way passes through stunning countryside as it explores 700 million years of geological history.

The trail offers varied walking alongside rivers, through forests, along ridges and across valley floors; all with majestic views to match.

Geofest is an annual festival encouraging people to walk one of the 17 sections.

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.

The Three Choirs Way is a long distance footpath route between three Cathedral Cities and county towns; Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester, and between their Cathedrals.

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

15 Circular Walks In Herefordshire

There are 15 circular walks around the county and these are all clearly waymarked allowing you to take in the local history and heritage whilst exploring the hills and historic landmarks.

Walkers Welcome Towns

From short strolls by pools to rambles through woodland to waymarked circular walks, there is a path for everyone on Ledbury hiking & walking trails.
Explore the stunning scenery and wildlife with walks to suit all ages and abilities. Introduce the family to the joys and benefits of walking in Bromyard.