Peterchurch - Rough Leath Wood - Monnington Court - Peterchurch

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An eight-mile walk through the Golden Valley in Herefordshire, a picturesque area of gentle, rolling countryside in the shadow of the Black Mountains. The walk starts from Peterchurch in the heart of the valley and climbs up the eastern side of the valley.

The walk has a lot of variety as it moves in and out of woodland, making its way through a patchwork of fields in between. As you head along the top of the ridge overlooking Peterchurch, there are spectacular views across to the Black Mountains ridge from Sugar Loaf to Hay Bluff.

England - Central England - Herefordshire - Countryside


Church, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
7/12/2021 - Graham Reynolds

I led a group of 11 on this walk on the 6 July 2021. It's a great walk with many fine views, and was greatly enjoyed by all. I appreciate the work that has gone into putting together the very detailed directions together with photos. However some observations: Due to the heavy growth of very high grass and general undergrowth it was very difficult to find points 32 -33. We prevailed and eventually found our way! At the top of the hill (point 34) there were temporary signs showing "proposed new route to Peterchurch and Vowchurch" with arrows pointing the way. However we carried on towards the grand house (referred to in point 35). This is the very grand and impressive Poston House. It became apparent as we approached the tennis court area that you cannot proceed in front of the house any more. We were met by what appeared to be 2 security guys, and we were directed towards the Moblile phone mast. From there we picked up a "courtesy path" which took us away and around the house, through a wooded area to eventually join up with the route again. To sum up. It would appear that the owner of Poston house is applying to have the public path routed away from his property, but the legalities are not yet complete. Hence the 'proposed route' and 'courtesy route' signs. Otherwise a great walk.

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