Nine days of 44 varied walks through the Herefordshire Countryside 16th – 24th June 2012
Two long distance walks this year. ‘By Canal from Ledbury to Hereford’ follows the stretch of the Hereford & Gloucester Canal within the county, along the towpath wherever possible, over farmland, tracks or minor roads. The Hill Forts & Castles Walk has never been walked before by the general public. Created by a Hereford Ramblers’ member, four of the sections have been researched especially for the festival and will be led over both weekends.
Old favourites include ‘On the Black Hill’ particularly apposite this year with the general release of the film ‘Resistance’ based on the novel by Owen Sheers. Learn about butterflies, vendettas, farming practice, geology, tree husbandry, archaeology, myth and legend. Take the small children on a Sunday morning family wander or take yourself on a good bracing walk with wonderful views. Enjoyment of Herefordshire food is never far away be it tea and cakes, a ploughman’s in the village local or a farmhouse supper.
New departures include an introduction to ‘geocaching’ and a tour of a historic house plus some very surprising adventures around Symonds Yat. ‘And Now for Some thing Completely Different’ is a treasure trail that can be walked and puzzled over on any day and at any time during the Festival by a single sleuth or a family group. Correct answers will be entered into a draw and the winner will receive a prize!
All walks must be booked in advance – click here for details