Local Walks from Poston Mill Park
Follow the link to walks starting at Poston Mill Park.
All walks are courtesy of Mr Golland a Holiday home owner on park.
Moccas Hill Wood
Moccas Hill Wood was part of Moccas deer park and now belongs to Natural England and the Woodland Trust.
Open to the public and accessed from Pentre Lane between Bredwardine and Dorstone.
This network of footpaths offer a variety of trails including short circuits for wheelchairs and pushchairs along with more challenging routes.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
The Herefordshire Trail
The Herefordshire Trail is 150 miles path using existing public rights of way to give a circular tour around the county. The closest sections to Poston Mill are:
Sections 6 Abbey Dore to Peterchurch and Section 7 Peterchurch to Whitney Toll Bridge.
Section 7 takes you close to Hay on Wye and is partially on a bus route.
Wye Valley Walk
The Wye Valley Walk follows the river valley from Monmouthshire to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys. Passing through The Wye Valley AONB, Ross on Wye, Symonds Yat, Hereford, and Hay on Wye. Sections of the walk pass through woodland glades and traditional Herefordshire orchards. Sample the Ciders, Gins and many other locally produced speciality drinks and of course the food. Look out for the leaping salmon logo that will guide you on your way and most importantly take a moment to enjoy the gorgeous views.
Offa’s Dyke Path
The Offa’s Dyke Path is a National Trail following the line of the original dyke. You can walk sections or the whole 177 Miles (283 km). 80 miles of this run between the Wye Valley and Wrexham. Panoramic views are guaranteed.
Built in the 8th Century Offa’s Dyke is an old earthwork boundary between England and Wales. It was built by order of King Offa of the ancient kingdom of Mercia who reigned from AD 757 to 796.
Arthur’s Stone is an atmospheric Neolithic burial chamber made of great stone slabs, set in the hills above Herefordshire’s Golden Valley.
Like many prehistoric monuments in western England and Wales, this tomb has been linked to King Arthur since before the 13th century. According to legend, it was here that Arthur slew a giant who left the impression of his elbows on one of the stones as he fell.
Arthur’s Stone website
Come and discover how the 10 acre site has evolved over the years passing through the hands of different families and fashions. The layout you see today is largely due to the improvements made by Roger Parr in the 1920’s, with the garden split between the natural riverside garden and the productive walled garden. The Weir Garden
On any visit to Berrington a walk around some of the 456 acres of parkland is a must. This is especially so throughout 2016 we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s birth. A new Welcome Centre and waymarked walk have been opened to uncover his unique skill and vision.
Berrington Hall website
1000 years of power, politics and pleasure in an intimate family home. Croft Castle sits deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside surrounded by 1500 acres of historic woodland, farm and parkland. Home to the Croft family for nearly 1000 years, this castle has many powerful stories to uncover.
Croft Castle website
The Gardens that reflect the manor house tastes and needs of different generations that lived here. From the most recent family to live here in the 1950s to the medieval origins of the estate itself.
Surrounding the romantic timber framed manor house are gardens which change with the seasons and enhance the rustic beauty of the manor house itself.
In front of the manor house, as you cross the moat and enter through the unique timber framed gatehouse, the borders are filled with cottage garden style plants, many of which were planted by Marion and Valentine Freegard, who lived here in the 1950s.
Lower Brockhampton Website
Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. Boasting a fascinating history, spectacular views from the battlements and a delightful tearoom Goodrich Castle promises a great day out for everyone.
Goodrich castle website
A powerful thick-walled round keep dating from around 1200, characteristic of the Welsh Borders, on a large earthen mound within a stonewalled bailey. Set in the beautiful Olchon valley, with magnificent views of the Black Mountains.
Ewias Lacey Castle, as it was once known, may have been built on an already well-defended site. Its prominent location, on a spur of high ground between two river valleys, and the evidence of its outer earthworks, suggest to some that an Iron Age camp may have been established here. The Romans also probably occupied the site.
An alternative suggestion is that the origins of the site lie in the late Saxon period, in the 10th century. What is certain is that in 1086 Domesday Book recorded the land here as belonging to the Lacey family, who exacted payments in honey and pigs from their tenants.
Longtown Castle website
Brecon Beacons National Park
Water is a living, moving part of the Brecon Beacons landscape. It shapes our hills and valleys, gives life to our flora and fauna, freshens the air and creates wide open spaces for us to enjoy.
Within our Park, we have gushing streams, 140 miles of rivers, 35 miles of canal, nine reservoirs and Wales’ largest natural lake. Fed by a plentiful supply of rain, our waters are perfect for outdoor activities.
Brecon Beacons website