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East Radnor Group

We are the East Radnor Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

A circular walk through the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the car park we follow the Mordiford Loop Walk over Backbury HIll to the hamlet of Checkley, crossing Joneshill Farm, a Nature Reserve managed by Plantlife. We head south through Haugh Woods, picking up some of the Wye Valley Walk before entering Nupend Wood, an SSSI managed by the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, and part of the Woolhope Dome Living Landscape. From Fownhope Park Woods we pick up the Wye Valley Walk again to the conservation village of Mordiford, home of the famous Mordiford Dragon, walking over Marion's Hill back to the car park. Stunning  Herefordshire meadowland and ancient woods, home to rare orchids and butterflies.

Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.2km / 8.8mi
Ascent:
500.2m / 1641ft
Type:
circular

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SO 57781 38531
Nearest postcode:
HR1 4EJ
what3words:
superbly.chops.hillsides
Start time:
10:00 am

The car park is best reached from the A38 Hereford/Ledbury road. Take the exit signed Dormington and Mordiford and look for the sign on the left to Checkley. A narrow, hilly road with 2 sharp bends, will take you up to the Swardon Quarry car park

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking