Of course the county’s Hereford cattle is similarly world famous, producing steak and beef like no other due to its liking for outdoor rearing. No wonder they want to be out there, the rolling fields and farmland are well nourished by the famous River Wye and others, that’s why not only our beef but all our food is so good. Blessed with a plethora of award-winning pubs and restaurants Herefordshire now also has a Michelin Star destination in Penson’s on its eastern border.
If you want to really indulge in a bit of country life, this is Farm Stay heaven, as many of the farmhouses and buildings have become gorgeous B&Bs and holiday lets, but at least you won’t have to feed the cows and plough the fields, just enjoy a peaceful getaway.
But don’t think there’s not plenty to do here; the wealth of market towns Leominster, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Bromyard, Kington, Hay-on-wye have lots going on, from regular festivals and shows celebrating their traditions and always the food, the FOOD, to our beautiful City of Hereford with its history and culture, shopping and parks, and the magnificent Hereford Cathedral housing one of the world’s oldest maps the Mappa Mundi and the important Magna Carta.
Bordered by the Black Mountains, the Malvern Hills, The Brecon Beacons and its own stunning landscape, Herefordshire’s is a mecca for walkers, cyclists and climbers. Holding walking festivals in every region, mapping plenty of routes for every ability and hosting the Herefordshire Trail and parts of the Wye Valley Walk, with plenty of bedstops along the way, this couldn’t be a more ‘walkers are welcome’ destination. Or pick up the pace on your bicycle and go on or off road with abandon.
You will be charmed by the county’s Black and White Village Trail – a 40 mile route taking in picture-book medieval villages and hamlets with plenty of places to stop with your camera along the way.
The River Wye, the Lugg, the Arrow and more attract not only tremendous fishing, but fantastic canoeing and their banks are beautiful picnic spots. We could go on, but what we simply want to say is, Herefordshire is amazing and we can’t wait to show you how.
Getting Around Herefordshire – Create your own tours and trails with our handy downloadable maps here
See below for our useful directory of Maps, Walking and Cycling routes, Bus services and Car parking.
Walking – Herefordshire is abundant with great walks and trails including circular and national routes. Click here for great Walking ideas in Herefordshire. Also see: Circular Walks Long Distance Walks Easy Access Walking Routes Accessible Walks
Cycling – Another fantastic way to see the County is on a bike. Cycle routes are abundant around the city of Hereford, the market towns and enjoy a leisurely scenic bike ride through beautiful Herefordshire countryside. Find more information here.
Hereford City recently introduced a great way to get around the city using a bike share scheme, There are 150 bikes and 40 bays to pick up and leave them. Find out more about Beryl Bikes in Hereford here.
Bus Services – Find bus timetables, routes and times here.
Car Parking – For details on where to park in the county, and Electric Charging Points click here.
Herefordshire Towns & Areas
- BromyardBromyard Take a trip to the north east of Herefordshire and you will find Bromyard, a stones throw from the […]
- Black & White VillagesHerefordshire Black & White Villages A photographers dream – Herefordshire Black & White Villages. Over the years north Herefordshire has […]
- The Wye Valley and Symonds YatThe Wye Valley and Symonds Yat Capturing the hearts of travellers for over 250 years this long established tourist route […]
- Ross On WyeRoss on wye Ross-on-Wye towers above the River Wye creating an opportunity for those visiting south Herefordshire to really enjoy […]
- Mortimer CountryMortimer Country In north-western Herefordshire, close to the Shropshire Hills AONB and the Radnor Hills of the Welsh Marches, is a deeply rural area with breathtaking […]
- Malvern and Malvern HillsMalvern and Malvern Hills Malvern and its hills really are a special destination and are known for several key reasons; the […]
- LeominsterLeominster Home to many a black and white building and packed with antique shops, Leominster sits to the north of […]
- LedburyLedbury At the foot of the Malvern Hills and to the east of Hereford is the market town of Ledbury. […]
- KingtonKington Kington is an historic market town, very close to the border of Wales and sitting alongside the infamous Hergest Ridge and Offa’s […]
- Hay on WyeHay On WYE Hay-on-Wye, situated to the west of Hereford, boasts books, books and more books, but that’s not all! […]
- Golden ValleyGolden Valley At the foot of the Black Mountains in the south east of Herefordshire, the picturesque valley of the […]
- HerefordHEREFORD With a 7th century Saxon origin, Hereford was extensively developed by the Normans who rebuilt its famous cathedral and the […]