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There are so many opportunities for walking in Herefordshire & the surrounding counties all the year round.  Here are just a few.

There are 15 self-guided circular walks available for download from Herefordshire Council

At Queenswood Country Park, there is a network of trails, easy access routes and Electricity Mobility Vehicles to hire.   Tree finder here

Herefordshire Archaeology, the Council's Archaeology Service has an on-going programme of events and walks which explore the landscape & history of the county.  Details here

Herefordshire Ornithological Society  has a list of field walks to watch for birds.  Details here

Walking for Health Herefordshire    Free short walks throughout the county  Get active, stay active, make friends, share laughs.   Find a walk near you.

Herefordshire Ramblers  Spring Summer Programme.  Find a walk during April 2017 to end July 2017.   All are welcome.   www.herefordshireramblers.org.uk



Crickhowell Walking Festival
25th February to 5th March, 2017
The Crickhowell Walking Festival is now entering its 10th successful year.   9 days of guided walks and events in and around Crickhowell and the Black Mountains.  Programme & bookings available online. If you would like a printed copy of the programme, email cwfplanning@gmail.com    www.crickhowellfestival.com

Talgarth Walking Festival
28th April to 1st May, 2017
Talgarth Walkers are Welcome Group is delighted to welcome you to their fifth Walking Festival.  Our programme has a variety of walks and events for all ages, from full day walks to town walks lasting a little over an hour.  Programme & bookings available online
For further information:  www.talgarthwalkingfestival.org

Coleford Walking Festival
15th to 21st May, 2017
The very first walking festival in and around Coleford in the beautiful Forest of Dean.  Walks for families, dog walkers, heritage lovers, night wildlife, the serious or occasional rambler and the pub crawler.  Programme & bookings available online
For further information:  www.colefordareawalkingfestival.co.uk  e:  info@colefordtown.net

Malvern Walking Festival

27th May to 4th June 2017
Nine days of walks in Elgar country, ranging from gentle strolls to long challenging walks and covering a rich variety of themes.  Details available on the website, in Tourist Information Centres & other locations. For further details and tobook, visit the website.
w.   www.malvernwalking.uk

Mortimer Country Walking Festival

www.exploremortimercountry.com
Offers a great programme of walks running all through the summer from May to September.  Mortimer Country is just west of Ludlow in north Herefordshire.  There are walks for all types of walkers, from local pub walks to long distance walks on The Mortimer Trail. 
To request a leaflet or ask for information enquiries@exploremortimercountry.com

Leominster Walking Festival

Friday, 2nd to Sunday 11th June, 2017
w:   www.leominster-festival.co.uk
Leominster Walkers are Welcome lead a walk on Wednesday 7th June and Leominster Rambling Club on Thursday 8th June as Leominster Festival's walking element once again.
Walking for Health in Leominster has walks on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th, for those who can only do short walks.

Kington Walks

21st - 24th September, 2017
The walking festival returns for its sixth year, a firm fixture for all who love the outdoors.  On the Welsh Borders, nestled below Hergest Ridge, Kington has more long distance paths converging on the town than almost anywhere else in the UK.  The programme will feature walks from the gentle to the strenuous, some themed (e.g. geology or archaeology) plus a range of events. Details on the website around Easter 2017 and the brochure available shortly afterwards. w:  www.kingtonwalks.org    e:  info@kingtonwalks.org

9th Annual Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September, 2017
Fifteen country walks with some great ideas.  Programme & bookings available online. If you would like a printed copy of the programme, email harry@rosswalkingfestival.co.uk
w:  www.rosswalkingfestival.co.uk