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Tree outline in black and path name on white discHerefordshire Trail

248 km / 154 miles

A circuit of Herefordshire visiting five market towns in the county, some delightful villages and attractive and fertile countryside, including Golden Valley watered by the River Dore, a tributary of the Monnow, and black and white villages and orchards and woodland. Ringbound colour guide dividing the route into 15 manageable sections of around 16km/10 miles each, most with public transport connections, with detailed route descriptions, tempting photos and very clear maps.

Along the way are pretty rural churches, castle ruins and other historic features together with country inns and farmhouses offering bed and breakfast. The market towns each have their own character but all have a range of hotels, guest houses, restaurants and pubs. The River Dore flows through Golden Valley, traversed by the Herefordshire Trail, before joining the Monnow. The Monnow is walkable but the route guide is going out of print.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Tree outline in black and path name on white disc Waymark: Tree outline in black and path name on white disc
Attributes: Easy; Heritage
Start and Finish:
SO710377 - Heritage Centre, Ledbury, Herefs
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Open Date: 2004
Web Sites: Herefordshire Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook: Herefordshire Trail (Ramblers Hereford - 2010)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 137138148149161162
OS Landranger Active: 137138148149161162
OS Explorer: 1314189190201202203
OS Explorer Active: 1314189190201202203

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Hostel Accommodation: Woodside Lodges, Falcon Lane, Ledbury < 1 Km 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: Little Acre  (bookable online) < 1 Km 15 Km
Self-catering: Flanesford Priory  (bookable online) 5 Km 32 Km
Hotels: Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms  (bookable online) < 1 Km 32 Km
Self-catering: Ashe Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) 1 Km 34 Km
Self-catering: Ashe Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) 1 Km 34 Km
B & B Accommodation: Broome Farm  (bookable online) < 1 Km 35 Km
Hotels: Glewstone Court Country House Hotel &  (bookable online) 2 Km 36 Km
Self-catering: Farr Cottages  (bookable online) 5 Km 36 Km
Other: Little Treaddow Farmhouse  (bookable online) 2 Km 37 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Kington YHA, Kington, Herefordshire < 1 Km 125 Km
Self-catering: Quarry House  (bookable online) 4 Km 125 Km
Other: Lowe Farm B & B  (bookable online) 3 Km 133 Km
Self-catering: Presteigne Holidays  (bookable online) 4 Km 135 Km
Hotels: Milebrook House  (bookable online) 3 Km 150 Km
Other: Marlbrook Hall  (bookable online) 1 Km 173 Km
Camp Site: Monstay Farm, Burrington, Nr Ludlow, Shropshire 2 Km 177 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ludlow Mascall Centre, Ludlow, Shropshire 5 Km 177 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Leominster YHA, The Old Priory, Leominster, Herefordshire < 1 Km 196 Km
Other: The Hills Farm  (bookable online) 4 Km 205 Km
Self-catering: Holywell Suite  (bookable online) 5 Km 242 Km

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Other Paths: Arrow Valley Trail; Birmingham and Aberystwyth Walk; Black and White Village Trail; Elan Valley Way; Geopark Way; Hope House Way; Leadon Valley Walks; Monnow Valley Walk; Riversides Way; Ross Round; Ross Round - Alternative Return; Ross Round - Loughpool Loop; Teme Valley Walk; Teme Valley Way; Three Choirs Way; Ultimate Ross Round; Vaughan's Way; Wye to the Thames
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Route Profile:

247.5 Km (153.8 miles)
5,149 m (16,893 ft) ascent
377 m (1,237 ft)  maximum height