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The festival opens on Saturday 13th 2015 with an
exploration of Hereford’s Edgelands, crossing the River Wye on the new Greenway
Bridge to climb to the summit of Dinedor Hill and return via the graceful
Victoria Bridge. Or choose to walk along the River Arrow to The Leen, an absolutely up-to-date farm with a herd of Hereford cattle founded in 1780 - a must for fans of BBC Radio 4's The Archers.
On Sunday, take advantage of a unique half day’s training
using map and compass led by Graham ‘Sven’ Hassall of Summit Mountaineering and
put it into practice orienteering on the beautiful trails, forests and slopes
surrounding Symonds Yat Rock.
your skills during the rest of the festival.
Join Herefordshire historian, Heather Hurley, on the
Brockhampton Post Walk, newly created & beautifully carved, leading through
a delightful valley and up to Capler Camp for the splendid views.
Explore the Olchon Valley locations described by Odie Robie in ‘Of Wet and Of
Wildness’ her account of life there in the post war years. Discover the Hay Ho! Sunday bus and enjoy the
linear walk from Dorstone to Hay-on-Wye, via Vagar Hill, Cefn Hill, Newhouse
Wood and Cusop Dingle - you might meet the horses. There’s even time
for tea before the return bus journey. Drop
further down the western edge of Herefordshire for a 6 mile circular walk from
If you can't walk with the festival, join Jess Allen daily online with her solo walking performance during the festival, as she follows the power lines on foot as they cross the county east to west talking to the people she meets, inspired by Herefordian archaeologist, Alfred Watkins. More details on the Trans-missions page.