Walking holidays in Mortimer Country
Crisp days, stunning colour, friendly pubs… Autumn is a great time to get out and explore Mortimer Country in north Herefordshire. Here are some ideas concentrating on the wonderful walking throughout North Herefordshire. Checkout www.exploremortimercountry.com to find the perfect place to stay on your Autumn activity holiday
Take your dog for a walk through Mortimer Forest
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Hundreds of acres of woodland, with well marked trails and a mix of woodland rides, open moorland, ponds and fantastic views make this a great place for walking the dog.
Download the pdf of routes and choose from walks of 1 to 9 miles.
On the Trail of the Mortimer’s:
This book interweaves the history of the Mortimers with the locations and artifacts on the trail that are a physical reminder of their domination of the area and a visible link to when the Welsh Marches were of national importance and affected the destiny of the country. The area of the trail includes at least 17 sites of castles, 15 churches, an abbey and a priory, and 3 sites of battles and conflict that changed the course of national history.
The book includes a quiz and an I-Spy to encourage you to explore. Take a day to follow the trail and remember to visit a country pub, like the unique Parlour Pub, the Sun Inn at Leintwardine or the Aardvark Books Café at Brampton Bryan.
Kington Walking Festival 15th -18th September
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Kington sits on the frontier between the green hills of Herefordshire, famous for apples, beef and cider and the wild uplands of Wales. It is perfect walking country for the tough and the lazy alike. 40 guided walks plus The Eight Peaks Challenge. Walk the secret gardens of Kington, discover the unique pubs on Glyndwr’s Way, or a hike to the heart of an Ancient Volcano; the Festival specializes in seeking out surprises in this wonderful landscape. In the evenings join John Jones and The Reluctant Ramblers’ gig for an evening of lively music and dancing. Kington Walking Festival www.kingtonwalks.org