Sunday, 7 July 2013

Hereford City Town Walk Starting at the Cathedral via the River Wye

When visiting Hereford a pleasant walk via the Hereford Cathedral and the River Wye taking in some wonderful views takes about 35 minutes, a little longer if stop and enjoy the features along the way

Looking towards the Cathedal just outside the main entrance turn left along the path, you will pass the stone masons workshop on your right.

Hereford Cathedral front entrance

On from there pass through the iron gates and walk about 100 meters into Quay Street which is on your right hand side, the sign is above head height on the wall leading into the street.
Quay Street is a cul-de-sac, at the end of the street you will see a sign on the right hand for the 'Castle Green'.

At this sign the footpath forks, take the right hand footpath and follow it along,
Take note of St Ethelbert Well on your left at the fork junction.

Castle Green Hereford
This will lead you onto the Castle Green area. Walk along the path keeping the Monument on your left. The River Wye is on your right hand side.

Castle Green Hereford
At the end of this path go down a short slope and turn left, which takes you over the Victoria foot bridge. You should be lucky and see groups of Swans in this area.
Cross the Victoria foot Bridge and turn right, this path leads you along side the River Wye with great views all around, you will pass the putting green and Tennis courts.

Victoria Footbridge Bishops Meadow
As you walk along this river side path there are plenty of wooden benches to sit and enjoy the views, the Hereford Cathedral dominates the sky line.
The picture below is a view from the Victoria foot bridge
River Wye Hereford

River Wye Hereford, Cathedral
As you approach the end of the path you will see the Old Bridge, from here turn right. Stay on the right hand side and follow the path around, there are many interesting shops on route, this then leads you back to where you started from at the Hereford Cathedral.

Old Bridge Hereford

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