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Tree outline in black and path name on white discHerefordshire Trail


248 km / 154 miles
A circuit of Herefordshire visiting five market towns in the county, some delightful villages and attractive and fertile countryside, including Golden Valley watered by the River Dore, a tributary of the Monnow, and black and white villages and orchards and woodland. Ringbound colour guide dividing the route into 15 manageable sections of around 16km/10 miles each, most with public transport connections, with detailed route descriptions, tempting photos and very clear maps.

Along the way are pretty rural churches, castle ruins and other historic features together with country inns and farmhouses offering bed and breakfast. The market towns each have their own character but all have a range of hotels, guest houses, restaurants and pubs. The River Dore flows through Golden Valley, traversed by the Herefordshire Trail, before joining the Monnow. The Monnow is walkable but the route guide is going out of print.


Waymark: Tree outline in black and path name on white disc
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Tree outline in black and path name on white disc
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: SO710377 - Heritage Centre, Ledbury, Herefordshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2004
Web Sites: Herefordshire Trail Herefordshire waymarked walking trails Herefordshire County Council - walks and trails - long distance routes

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Herefordshire Trail  (Herefordshire Ramblers  - 2010 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 137, 138, 148, 149, 161, 162
OS Landranger Active 137, 138, 148, 149, 161, 162
OS Explorer 13, 14, 189, 190, 201, 202, 203
OS Explorer Active 13, 14, 189, 190, 201, 202, 203

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Route Profile:

247.5 km (153.8 miles)
5,149 m (16,893 ft) ascent
377 m (1,237 ft)  maximum height

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