Ledbury - Dog Hill - Ridgeway - Eastnor - Ledbury

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Ledbury - Dog Hill - Ridgeway - Obelisk - Eastnor - Coneygree Wood - Ledbury

Ledbury is one of the best black-and-white towns in England, many of its original 16th Century buildings surviving to grace the town scene. Starting at the old Market House, the walk goes up Church Lane, the much-filmed cobbled thoroughfare, leading up to the lovely parish church of St Michael and All Angels. An old pack-horse route leads up Dog Hill, taking the walker past Kilbury Camp and on to cross the local Ridgeway, with fine views of the distant Welsh Hills and the much nearer Malvern Hills on the way. The ridge of the Malverns is briefly gained before turning west into Eastnor Park, with its memorial obelisk at another fine viewpoint. Crossing the park, the route goes into Eastnor Village, passing Eastnor Church, which is worth a visit, before climbing Eastnor Hill and going through Conygree Wood to return to Ledbury. Toilets, cafes or restaurants and shops can be found in Ledbury town centre.

England - Central England - Herefordshire - Malvern Hills

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
04/05/2015 - Philip Cross

Julia and I did this walk today. It was wonderful, excellent views and very well described. We agree with Judy about the road section - it would be good if a diversion could be documented to avoid the road. For the record my GPS gave the route as 8.33 miles. Philip

23/03/2015 - Judy White

This is one of three Walking World walks we did while on a week's holiday in Great Malvern (the others were 2518 and 1939). As visitors to the area, we appreciated the background information given about Ledbury given in the walk details and thought it was a lovely place to spend some time. The walk itself was lovely, going through rolling countryside with good views. The section between points 12 and 13 was VERY muddy and we were glad of our boots and gaiters. The only bit we didn't enjoy was the road walking between points 19 and 20 which we realise was unavoidable but the narrow verge and some fast moving cars made it rather tricky. But overall it was a great walk in an area that we had never visited before. We would also recommend a visit to the Prince of Wales pub at the end!

04/11/2014 - Anthony Poole

Undertook this walk on a sunny autumn morning last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Ledbury is a most attractive town and the walk itself is a delight with gentle, rolling countryside, good views and a number of points of interest. The Prince of Wales in Church Lane is a proper pub with excellent beer, well worth a visit on completion of the walk. The MapMyWalk app on my phone recorded a distance of just over 15kms. Even allowing for the occasional diversion, this would suggest the walk is nearer nine miles than eight.

28/06/2013 - Richard Hardy

Didn't have the dogs with me when I did the walk update - however although there is lots of off lead walking there is also quite a lot of exposure to livestock and also some length bits of road walking

28/06/2013 - Richard Hardy

As a result of Pete's comments I have updated the walk, which has changed a bit over the years, a number of stiles have been replaced with kissing gates for example. Can I just say how much I enjoyed the walk which has great views and is really very varied, and am very pleased to have been able to take over it's maintenance

02/03/2013 - Ian Mapp

Well Spring is here and this has been my best walk of the year so far. Excellent paths - great views in all directions, new born sheep and ending up in a nice little town. Thanks for the walk. My photos at - http://mappiman.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/020313-easily-led.html

14/04/2012 - Peter Holland

We enjoyed this walk and it is worthy of up-dating: some of the landmarks have altered. The sheep hurdles referred to at point 22 are no longer there. We couldn't find the stepping stones at point 17. But let me say again how much we enjoyed this walk and will be doing it again in a different season.

08/04/2009 - Susan Waring

Brilliant walk, highly recommended

31/10/2005 - karl noon

30/10/05 Karl Noon Great walk some lovely scenery, recommended.

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