Walking Holidays in Herefordshire
- Submitted by: A Boxhall, United Kingdom
- Website: http://www.localtoleominster.co.uk
- Submission Date: 27th Aug 2009
The Mortimer Trail extends from Ludlow in Shropshire to Kington in Herefordshire, a total of 30 miles.
This walk takes you through the Marches of England, and includes magnificent forests, hills and ridges and also across the valleys of the rivers Lugg, Arrow and Teme. Stunning countryside in the very heart of Herefordshire and Shropshire.
There are five shorter loop walks off the Mortimers Trail and these are the Lingen Loop 5.5 miles, Shobdon Loop Walk 5.5 miles, Titley Loop 3 miles, Wigmore Loop 10 miles and the Yarpole Loop 5 miles. These loop walks include coppiced woodland, gentle countryside with some parts being quite challenging. On the Wigmore loop the circuit includes a medieval iron fort.
The Trail was established by Herefordshire Council and opened in 2002.
With plenty of local accommodation whether it be a farmhouse or Inn, and local eating establishments on route, this is a very popular Trail.
The Herefordshire Trail is a circular tour of the County of Herefordshire some 150 miles long. It links the five market towns of Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Bromyard, Leominster and Kington. These are some of the most pictuesque villages in the County. The scenery on the Trail varies from stunning countryside, including orchards and pasturelands to rivers and valleys. The views stretch from the Malvern Hills in the East to the Black Mountains in the West.
With plenty on offer on route from fine restaurants and Inns to cosy cottages and farmhouses this makes for an enjoyable holiday in the heart of the countryside. Each village on route has its own quaintessential charm to offer the traveller.
The Shropshire Way is 165 miles long and takes the walker from Shrewsbury to Ludlow via Wem and the Long Mynd.
This is a tour of Shropshire taking in stunning views and countryside with gentle easy walking parts and more rugged challenging climbs.The route between Shrewsbury and Ludlow will take you through the market towns of Bishops Castle, Clun, Craven Arms and across the Shropshire hills.
All of these towns provide the visitor with a wealth of facilities and each has its own unique character. All should be explored on route and they all offer an abundance of accommodation and dining facilities to the traveller.
The route continues on passing through the world heritage center at Ironbridge ant then onto the Wrekin and Wem.
There are several shorter routes off this way including Wild Edrics Way, which will take you between Church Stretton and Ludlow.
The Famous Offas Dyke Walk takes you from Chepstow to Prestatyn covering 177 miles of the most breath taking countryside along the English/Welsh borders. So called as part of the route passes along the 8th Century Offas dyke.
The trail starts at the Severn Estuary and finishes at the Irish sea taking in Knighton, Welshpool and Llangollen on the way.
The route can be challenging in parts, some is remote and much of it is over farmland with plenty of stiles to climb.The long climb up from Kington is challenging but the views from the top are worth it. You cross the golf club which is the highest in England.
There are plenty of places to stay on the way and a visit to the Offas Dyke Center in Knighton is a must. It is a popular trail which has been walked by many either in part or over a few days.
Nestled into the heart of England, Herefordshire stretches from the beautiful Wye Valley with its dramatic cliff scenery to the remote hills along the Welsh Marches.Taking in rivers,small villages and stunning countryside on the way.Leominster a medieval wool town offers the visitor everything for a country holiday.