There’s a secret in the West... It’s called Herefordshire; a county that is quintessentially English sitting on the borders of Wales, with the River Wye at its heart...
Many visitors and tourists to the Cotswolds; a beautiful area, but too few venture further east, over the river Severn and into our verdant county. Herefordshire has the reputation of being the most rural in England and the walking is wonderful.
The scenery is too. green fields, rolling hills, river valley and woodland. It's easy to relate to; you can almost “get your arms round it”.
You want history and culture? Look no further. Hereford Cathedral houses the priceless medieval map of the world, The Magna Carta and has one of the finest chained libraries outside the Vatican.
For walkers there are three major walking festivals, The Herefordshire Walking Festival in June and the festivals in Kington and Ross-on-Wye in September. But you don’t have to wait for a festival to enjoy walking in Herefordshire. Come at any time; you will be made welcome. Four of the five small market towns are accredited as Walkers are Welcome towns. This scheme, made up of a network of over 100 towns in England, Scotland and Wales, requires accredited towns to satisfy 6 criteria that show they welcome walkers. Ross-on-Wye specialises in welcoming visiting groups and arranging a package of walks and leaders, making arranging a walking holiday easy for group organisers.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t stop on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, jump over the edge and head for that brilliant secret; Herefordshire.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Written by Sam Phillips and edited by Jan Stevenson