About the area

Brooms Green and Dymock

 

Daffodil Way & Poet's Way

On the doorstep there are footpaths to explore which are well marked. The area is deep in the heart of countryside associated with the Dymock Poets (Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfrid Gibson, Edward Thomas, Robert Frost, Rupert Brooke and John Drinkwater). We are on the Ledbury Loop a well-used cycle trail and the Geopark Way exploring local geology. The area is also famous for its wild daffodils and these are celebrated each year with walks in Dymock and Kempley.

Daffodil Walks

Daffodil Teas

Friends of the Dymock Poets

Maps of the walks are available to help you plan your walks and trips.

Ledbury

 

Ledbury Market House

Ledbury is a historic market town and the birthplace of John Masefield.  The town has a black and white Market House, cobbled Church Lane leading to the town church, little alleyways to explore and excellent shops. There is also a good selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes. Ledbury is now well known for its annual Poetry Festival in July.

Other places to explore

Eastnor Castle

  • Eastnor Castle and deer park, Hellens Manor House at Much Marcle
  • Malvern and the Malvern Hills an area of outstanding beauty. There is also a very good theatre where many plays are staged before they move to the West End. The Morgan Car Factory is based at Malvern Link
  • Tewkesbury
  • Ross on Wye – a good place to start a canoe trip down the Wye River or a visit to Goodrich castle
  • Cathedral towns of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester and the Three Choirs Festival
  • Regency Cheltenham  with its literary festival, Cheltenham Gold Cup
  • The Forest of Dean – good for walking and cycling

Further Afield

  • The Welsh Marches with walks in the Black mountainsHay on Wye
  • Ludlow for its castle, food festival and Christmas Medieval Fayre
  • Leominster and Hampton Court
  • National Trust properties such as Brockhampton, Croome Park or Berrington Court
  • Tintern Abbey, Symonds Yat
  • Hay on Wye for its bookshops and Book Festival
  • The Hereford Trail- a walk around Herefordshire borders

 

Walking & Cycling

Walking 

Herefordshire is wonderful walking country and there is an annual festival in June to celebrate this.

Walking in Hereford

Visit Hereford

 

Cycling Routes

Come Cycling – Ledbury

The area is popular with cyclists and there are a number of routes available. Rides range from the easy to challenging with routes through Black & White villages, secluded valleys, picturesque villages and along river trails.

The Ledbury Cider Cycling Route

Malverns Offroading Cycling

Ledbury Loop

Bosbury and beyond

The Masefield Trail Cycling map

Events

Events

What’s On?

Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Festival every July

The Big Apple Celebrating orchards in the the Parishes of the Marcle Ridge

The Three Counties Show The Three counties Show (June) and the Spring Gardening Show (May)

Cheltenham Festivals Every year more than 2,500 of the world’s finest musicians, writers, scientists, performers and thinkers to attend Cheltenham  Festivals to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages

Malvern Festivals The Autumn in Malvern Festival is a renowned series of artistic events & exhibitions held annually in the surroundings of the glorious Malvern Hills

 

Hay on Wye Literary Festival The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts is an annual literature festival held in Hay-on-Wye, for ten days from May to June