Categories: Heritage Industry News, Musings

Published on 08/04/2019

We are sure you’ve already noticed with the bright crisp mornings and blossoming colours but incase you didn’t, Spring is upon us. At our studio we take regular screen breaks which usually involve a quick 10 minute stroll to stretch our legs. Being no strangers to a good walk we decided to put together our top 5 Spring walks in and around Herefordshire that show off some amazing local British heritage.

Croft Castle & Parkland, Herefordshire

Croft has a parkland full of history, wildlife, nature and playgrounds to entertain the little ones if they don’t tire walking the 1500 acres to chose from. The park has a huge variety of ancient trees, archaeology and an Iron Age hill fort. Excavations at Croft have discovered bronze-work which suggest Celtic farmers built this fortress around 500 BC.

The Weir Garden, Hereford

This Spring go and enjoy the garden under a sea of yellow daffodils. Grab an amazing view of the colours of the garden from the old fisherman’s hut (pictured). The history of the garden dates back to Roman times; with architecture including a rockery, a boat house and rustic hut.

Berrington Hall, Leominster

Berrington showcases a walled garden that blossoms in the Spring with a wide variety of flowers and vegetables. With gravel paths this is an option for a simple ‘no welly’ stroll to enjoy some Georgian style heritage. Go and take a look at the ‘LOOK LOOK LOOK’ project with various events running throughout the year. With an option to stay in the Triumphal Arch, a unique holiday cottage on the grounds, our clients based a bit further a field could stay over to enjoy some local heritage to us.

Eastnor Castle, Ledbury

While not a grounds you can rock up and walk, we couldn’t miss Eastnor off our list. Eastnor is truly beautiful having been built somewhere between 1810 and 1824, with grounds to back up the huge castle. Check out their ‘Whats on’ page to see upcoming events, including the Chilliest 5-6th May. Harry might even enter the chilli eating contest!

Croome, Worcester

Whilst admittedly this one on the list is not Herefordshire, it was such a good one we felt obliged to include it. The Mansion House at Croome Court was home of the Coventry family since the 16th Century. With walks around the Court’s grounds ranging from 2 to 4.5 miles the choice is yours. Lunch can be enjoyed at the 1940s themed restaurant set in an old RAF hospital, before going and having a mooch around the RAF museum to learn about the secret Second World War airbase.

Tom Powell

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