GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bromyard Downs

1 miles (2.4 km)

This area of common land in Bromyard has some nice walking trails and a fine pub to visit.
You can start the walk from the car park on the Downs at postcode HR7 4QP. It's located just to the north east of the town. From here you can pick up a series of trails taking you to gorse, grassland, woodland and coppice. It's great for flora and fauna with lovely wildflowers attracting various butterflies during the summer months. Birdlife includes cuckoo,bullfinch,marsh tit,lesser spotted and green woodpecker,woodcock, andstock dove.
The Downs are also in an elevated postion, over 700 feet above sea level. As such there are fine views towards the Clee Hills from the high points.
The area has an interesting history, having once been a race-course, a golf-course and even arifle-range.

Postcode

HR7 4QP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Bromyard Downs OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bromyard Downs Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Royal Oak is located close to the car park at the start of the route. The pub dates back to the 18th century and includes a lovely beer garden where you can sit out and enjoy some fine homemadefood.

Dog Walking

The tracks on the Downs are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see plenty of other owners on your visit. The Royal Oak mentioned above is also dog friendly. Another good local place for dogs is the nearby Bringsty Common where there's also a commonside dog friendly pub.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The downs are located just to the west of the National Trust's Brockhampton Estate. Here you'll find miles of good trails.
The long distance Worcestershire Way passes through the area. You can pick up the waymarked trail in Knightwick to further explore the surrounding countryside.
For more walking ideas in the county see the Herefordshire Walks page.

Photos

Track across Bromyard Downs - geograph.org.uk - 1132564

Track across Bromyard Downs. Heading north across this large stretch of open access common. Hillfield Coppice on the right.

Track across Bromyard Downs - geograph.org.uk - 1132638

The tracks at the top of the downs provide extensive views in all directions as well as autumn colour. This one heads north and on the Horizon is Titterstone Clee Hill.

View across Bromyard Downs - geograph.org.uk - 1277547

View across the downs. The 262 acres of open land known as the Bromyard Downs are ideal for walking and offer excellent views.

Bromyard Downs - Royal Oak public house - geograph.org.uk - 830662

Royal Oak public house - this conveniently located pub is a fine choice for some post walk refreshments

Bromyard from Bromyard Downs

Bromyard from Bromyard Downs. Looking westwards from this vantage point on the Downs provides a view of the whole town.

Bromyard Downs car park - geograph.org.uk - 1277526

Car park. A few yards along the road from the Royal Oak public house and car park is this public car park for visitors to the Bromyard Downs.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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