Whitbourne - Sapey Valley - Tedstone Delamere - Whitbourne

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Whitbourne (Meadow Green) - Sapey Valley - Tedstone Delamere – Whitbourne (Meadow Green)

Discover a peaceful valley secreted away in this tranquil part of Herefordshire. We reach the valley of the Sapey Brook across fields and wander along this delightfully secluded way, then climb steeply to a forest track and follow this for upwards of half a mile.

A gentle climb then brings us into the pleasing hamlet of Tedstone Delamere. Walking past its quirky 'great house' and its church-in-a-field, we saunter along a lane and down a footpath to revisit the Sapey Valley. Now we stay alongside the brook and take a different route back to the start and (if we've timed it right) a drink or a meal at the pub.

Information for Dog Owners: subject to the normal precautions to be observed by dog-owners when walking in sheep country, this walk is thought suitable for biddable dogs.

England - Central England - Herefordshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
25/02/2012 - Ian Mapp

Superb Walk. Worth the subscription fee on its own. As per the previous comment, the gate at point 9 is padlocked. There is no path marking on the OS Map, so I am not 100% sure that we should be down here. Couple of bad stiles for dogs, which is a shame, cause there were few animals out and she could spend most of the walk off her lead. Recommended. Photos at http://mappiman.blogspot.com/2012/02/25212-tedstone-delemere-is-not-american.html

31/08/2010 - Michael Corfield

We did this walk on Aug Bank Hol Monday (2010) and thoroughly enjoyed it. The small diversion to the church is a must - if only for the wonderful views on the way down to it! Some observations : Waypoint 5 - the green lane was almost overgrown. Waypoint 9 - metal gate was padlocked. Waypoint 15 - the "derelict" house is being renovated. Waypoint 17 - downhill "path" can be slippy when wet.

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