Set the time aside to join us for nine days of glorious summer walking next year.
The programme has arrived and we are busy licking (well sticking) the stamps. Website booking is up and running and we have posted out our first ticket requests. All very exciting !!
The long distance trail for 2016 is The Wyche Way. Launched at the Kington Walking Festival last
September, the four sections of the walk that cross the county from the Welsh
border to the Malverns are featured during the week.
are some splendid festival ‘firsts’. Cross the River Wye on
Mansell’s Ferry operating for just this one day, take the opportunity to visit
Homme House & its parkland for a family history tour, jump into the saddle
for a cycle ride to Berrington Hall and a guided walk through the grounds in
this anniversary year of Capability Brown and our longest walk ever – 20 miles
on south Herefordshire paths & lanes.
Old favourites and new ideas – there’s another chance to
visit The Leen, a farm combining a modern farm unit and a herd of Hereford
cattle founded in 1780, such a popular walk last year. Discover Mortimer
Forest and the landscape around Leintwardine in the north of the county, walk
along the River Monnow in the south, fabulous views along Offa’s Dyke to the
west, with orchids on the downs & the Malverns to the east.
Learn from the experts on poetry in Herefordshire, a year in the life of local
farmers, wildlife in puddles & ponds, bats, birdsong and orcharding.
The history and heritage of Hay-on-Wye; Hereford’s bridges, food through
the ages, WW1 activity and the Rotherwas Ribbon, the paintings of Brian Hatton,
all are covered during the festival.
Celebrate the summer solstice and greet the rising sun. Discover the
benefits of Nordic Walking. See the Duchy’s newly planted walled garden
at Harewood End. Take the children to an afternoon of fun on Bromyard