Walking & Cycling

Walking & Cycling

You can always borrow some wellies if you forget yours!

Huntlands Farm is surrounded by beautiful countryside including acres of open common land known as Bromyard Downs (over 260 acres) and Bringsty Common. We also have two public footpaths running through our farmland.

With hundreds of walks throughout both counties, John Harris’s Walking in England website provides FREE walks to download, as well as details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the counties.

We are also ideally situated if you are walking the following routes:

  • Three Choirs Way – A route between Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester through countryside of hop-yards, vineyards and orchard with a theme linking the walk to the ancient music festivals still celebrated annually in the three Cathedrals.  The rivers Severn, Wye, Teme and Lugg are crossed as are the Marcle and Malvern Ridges and the Suckley Hills.  The Way connects with the Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Wysis and Severn Ways and the Wye Valley Walk.
  • Worcestershire Way – Starting along the River Severn in the Georgian town of Bewdley, it crosses rolling farmland to reach the Abberley Hills. It continues over the hills of Penny and Ankerdine to cross the River Teme. The Suckley Hills are also traversed and from Cowleigh it crosses the northern main Malvern Hills to the Victorian spa town of Great Malvern beneath. The route was revised in 2004.

Organised walks include

  • Herefordshire Walking Festival, 18th-26th June 2016 – 9 days, more than 30 walks, long and short, Rocks and Rivers, Hill Forts and Castles to explore – full programme on the website.
  • Leominster Walking Festival, 30th May to 7th June, 2016
    running alongside the Leominster festival, so if you like to walk and your partner does not, don’t worry they will have plenty of choice of other activities to enjoy.   
  • Malvern Walking Festival, 28th May – 5th June 2016 – 40 walks ranging from slow gentle strolls around town to an extremely demanding 59 mile, 6 day Discovery Trail.  Designed for people with varying abilities & interests.  For further details and to book, visit the website.
  • The Ghost Walk of Worcester Chilling tales of history and mystery from the city where Oliver Cromwell sold his soul to the devil! Tours not for the faint hearted!
  • The Mid Worcestershire Ring allows boats, cyclists and walkers to make a 21-mile circular journey through some of Britain’s most beautiful and historic countryside.
  • Worcester Walks Guided walking tours of historic Worcester, by qualified Green & Blue Badge Guides. Also – Elgar’s Homes & Haunts, Tudor Times, Inns & Taverns, Civil War, Industrial Heritage, Riverside Walk, Churches & Chapels, etc.

Alternatively, take yourself on a self-guided walk & treasure hunt with the help of Treasure Trails:

Herefordshire Treasure Trails
Worcestershire Treasure Trails 

We have many walking books and maps that you can borrow during your stay with us.

Cycling

If you wish to bring your own bike with you, we can provide a secure building to keep them in overnight.  A great, local cycling route is the Knightwick to Storridge Cycle Route which is 26 miles of hilly excursion using the lesser used lanes around the delightful Suckley Hills, including three short lengths of main road and three prolonged climbs, which make it a good workout for the active rider.  There are six pubs en route as well as several shops for refreshments!
Other rides to consider are
Colwall and Cradley – 15 miles, a pleasant meander around the meadows in the vicinity of Cradley Brook.  It is undulating, but with no nasty climbs and all on country lanes, so suitable for families and occasional riders.
British Camp & Bromsberrow – 20 miles, this ride includes two sections of main road together with one prolonged climb to Jubilee Drive, so is less suitable for children and inexperienced riders.

We have facilities for drying any wet weather gear or muddy boots.