Spring is a wonderful season, especially in the depths of the countryside. So if you’re joining us at White Heron Properties in beautiful Herefordshire, we definitely recommend that you venture out into the countryside to see the natural and wild beauty that the county has to offer. Here are some of our favourite trails, we’d love you to embark on one during your stay.
Family-friendly walks perfect for a Sunday morning stroll...
The Mordiford Loop - 4 miles
This walk shows off Herefordshire’s renowned claim to be ‘The County of Orchards’. Look out for the large and old apple trees and the newer commercial orchards with their closer planted and smaller bush trees - displaying sparkling pinky-white flowers in Spring. You’ll spot some beautiful wildlife along your way, but make sure you especially look out for the legend of the Mordiford Dragon!
Breinton Springs - 5.5 miles
Breinton is a civil parish in the west of Hereford. This circular walk can be accessed from Breinton Springs itself, or from Hereford city. Visit the fresh water spring found down the sloping path towards the river. You’ll also find the remains of Breinton Camp, a moated house which was the country residence of the Treasurer of the Cathedral in the middle ages.
If you’re a passionate walker looking to take part in something a little longer, here are our top trails:
The Mortimer Trail - 30 miles
From Ludlow to Kington, The Mortimer Trail follows the ridges of the north Herefordshire hills, dropping down to river valleys through natural countryside and taking in iron age hill forts and many other sites of historic interest. The trail can be completed over 2 or 3 days walking.
The Wye Valley Walk - 136 miles
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 outstanding views of the Wye Valley from the surrounding hills.
If you have a particular area in Herefordshire that you would like to explore, please do let us know and we can let you know the best trails to follow!
If you’ve not yet booked to stay with us at White Heron Properties, then make sure you visit us this Spring, it’s a beautiful time of the year to stay in the glorious county of Herefordshire. Find out our Spring availability here - http://www.whiteheronproperties.com/booking-availablity.