Walk This Way
Walk This Way
Whether it’s woodlands carpeted with bluebells, or an impressive country estate, enjoy one of these leisurely walks through Herefordshire’s picturesque surroundings this Autumn!
Located near Leominster, this garden is home to pretty flower borders, an extensive vegetable patch, and its own orchard. Wonder through the original Edwardian gardens on the south side, or explore the gorgeous woodland gardens, ideal for those sunny spring afternoons.
Once you’ve completed your walk, take a look around the stunning eighteenth century Georgian neo-classical building, complete with domed roof and Wedgewood plasterwork. If you’re looking for refreshments, you can enjoy a slice of cake in their lovely tearooms – if you’re searching for a more elaborate outing, this is the perfect route.
The Weir Garden
Lying alongside the River Wye near Swainshill, bordered by wonderful ancient trees, sits the Weir garden. Covering an impressive ten acres of land, the garden’s vast surroundings, rich history, and large expanse of flowers contribute to a truly diverse day out.
Explore the garden’s historical sites, including the roman ruins and fisherman’s hut, which, having been built in the 1950s by its original owner, comes complete with its original flooring of river cobbles, white quartz, and horse teeth. The site’s heritage continues to be seen in the form of the old boathouse, where you can pay a visit to the otters, and explore the water shrine and pump house, both of which are still used to feed the rockery pools.
Take a trip through Croft woods and prepare to be stunned by its wealth of ancient woodland and chestnut trees. Favoured by seasoned walkers, this walk takes you across 1500 acres of beautiful parklands and almost 4500 years of history, providing a truly enriching experience.
Explore the nineteenth century fish pool valley and its abundance of wildlife, bird hides, and archaeological ruins, all amid a woodland of oak, ash, and willow. Taking a stroll towards the top of the hill, you will find yourself surrounded by picturesque views of welsh hills, as well as the elaborate Iron Age Hill Fort. Whether it’s bird watching, or exploring the historic wood pasture, there is no shortage of places to wonder through.
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