What to Do in Herefordshire, UK

What to Do in Herefordshire, UK

Home to some of the UK’s wildest landscapes and timeless black-timbered villages and towns, Herefordshire offers abundant opportunities to explore its rural – and urbane – landscapes.

Black & White Villages Trail, Herefordshire


Black & White Villages Trail

Stroll or cycle along this scenic 64km route, which takes in castle ruins, churches, gardens and historic houses. A springtime visit will be accompanied by clouds of apple blossom, while autumn brings the harvest.

Paddling on the River Wye, in Herefordshire


Canoe the Wye

The River Wye is navigable by canoe or kayak for over 160km, including a stretch from Hay-on-Wye to Symonds Yat. Canoe the Wye has all the kit to let you explore it.

Hay Festival


Hay festival

Further west in Herefordshire, in Powys, Wales, is this world-famous 10-day extravaganza of all things literary. This year it pitches up from 26 May to 5 June.

At work at the Tilley Printing in Ledbury, Herefordshire


Tilley Printing

A letterpress printer since 1875, Tilley’s is still going strong with its original machines and techniques. Watch master printer Martin Clark in action as he makes posters. He’ll happily show visitors the ropes.


Tilley’s Alley, High St, Ledbury HR8 1DS

A route on the Watkins Way, in Vowchurch, Herefordshire


The Watkins Way

Celebrate the discovery of Herefordshire’s ley lines by local inventor and photographer Alfred Watkins. Hike the Twin Valley Ley Line Trail, climb peaks and discover the birthplace of the Dore and the Monnow rivers.