Landscapes for Life
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are some of the UK’s most cherished and outstanding landscapes.
This northern section of the AONB, from just south of Hereford at Mordiford, down to Hoarwithy, is less well known but has many stunning walking routes, as well as the Wye Valley Walk which links the riverside villages in this area to Hereford. Hoarwithy, with its unexpected Italianate Romanesque church, features in several circular routes. The Capler Hill Circular Walk provides views across the river, an iron age hill fort and a lovely section of riverside meadow. Walks around Woolhope will interest geologists whilst traditional meadows at Joan’s Hill Reserve and the ancient woodland at Haugh Wood show another side of the AONB. For church lovers, a walk around Holme Lacey (a history lesson about the Scudamore Family) can be combined with a night ‘champing’ at Holme Lacey church!