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Herefordshire Cottages Links
Here are some website resources that you may find of interest or that might assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday in the Cotswolds.
Walking and Cycling
Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Cycling
The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley provides such varied terrain and scenery - with an extensive network of stoned roads and paths, it is perfect for cyclists of all abilities. Road riders can look forward to winding country lanes and short hill climbs. Families can use the popular cycle paths in the Cannop Valley safely away from traffic, and for keen mountain bikers the downhill Forest tracks provide wild opportunities with an excellent dedicated off-road area.
Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tour guides
With guides that specialse in the folklore, history, architecture, and nature of the area a guided walk through some of the beautiful surroundings of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is a great way to get to know the area. You can join scheduled tours or contact them yourself to organise a tailor made walk to suit you.
Hereford Guild of Guides
Guided walks of historic Hereford - from
mid-May to the end of September - Leaves Tourist information centre at 11.00 a.m. weekdays and 2.30 p.m. on Sundays. Approx. 1.5 hours -
Herefordshire Walking Festival
Forty six walks over nine days in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. Visit the website for more information and to view the programme. Booking is essential. Below is a flavour of what they have in store for 2017...
This is the year to explore our history and heritage particularly through some of the 235 churches in the county to choose from. Archaeologists are looking at Credenhill Park Wood & the second largest Iron Age Hillfort in Britain and, further west, the famed Cefn Ridge & Craswall Priory; Kilvert Country is examined with readings along the way; cider is celebrated from apple to museum & again at a Solstice Cider Supper walk; see the Solstice sunrise from Garway Hill; two leg-stretchers with the Viking Challenge and a lovely, if strenuous, walk up to the high point of Ingleborough; join James for another chance to explore Homme House & Parkland or, wearing his bat hat, to listen to their calls around orchard and church in Bodenham we could go on!
National Gardens Scheme
If you like to explore gardens you can search the NGS website to see what is open on your dates. Well worth a look and close by are the impressive Laskett Gardens, the largest formal gardens to be created in England since 1945 and consisting of 4 acres of stunning garden rooms.
Pedal a Bike Away
One of the best trail centres in the country. With a range of waymarked routes to suit all abilities - from gentle off-road family rides, technical cross-country routes to full on downhill lines (you may even see some World Cup riders in training).
Ross Walking Festival
The festival runs in September and has a wide variety of walks for all abilities and even have walks to include canoeing or steam train trips. Book in advance.
The website for the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
The directory for the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Information can be found on places to eat and drink, discovering the area in a variety of means, what events are taking place and other things to do.
A website for Monmouthshire listing places to visit, events, places to eat and a super directory of walks in the area, including plenty to download to take with you.
Enjoy group walking in Herefordshire and the surrounding counties. This site offers both guided walks and route maps for people to follow themselves.
Walking tours (no website)
Heather Hurley, publisher of many walking guides and local history books can provide a fascinating walk taking in the stunning local scenery and hidden gems that our beautiful countryside has to offer whilst recounting past times. Starting from one of many local pubs, Heather will take you on a circular walk suited to your groups ability. You are sure to be amazed with her local historical knowledge. Contact Heather on 01432 840649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wye Valley Forest Film and TV Trails
Discover the magic of film and TV within the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, let your imagination fly through our woods and out across our fields, or to rush along our riverbanks and around the rocky outcrops that we so cherish.Explore and enjoy all the area has to offer along with some great places to eat.
Theres something enchanting about the 25,000 acres of towering trees and restful fields, shimmering rivers and ancient rock face You will never forget the story of your own visit here.
Wye Valley Walk
This stretch of the Wye Valley walk is from Monmouth to Ross on Wye and is mostly a flat riverside walk passing under the spectacular limestone cliffs and woodlands of the upper Wye gorge.