GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Credenhill Woods

2 miles (3.2 km)

Follow the trails around Credenhill Park Wood on this easy walk in Herefordshire. The woods are located just to the north of the village and include anIron Agehill fort.
You can start the walk from the car park at the south eastern corner of the woods. Then pick up the waymarked trails heading north into the woods. There's lots of interesting flora to see with early purple orchid, wild garlic, herb-paris and bluebells in the spring. The variety of trees include oak, ash, beech, field maple, small-leaved lime and wych elm. Also look out for wildlife including buzzards, various woodland birds and the three types of deer which inhabit the site.
You can also climb to the large hill fort whosedefences follow the 600ft contour and enclose nearly 50acres. They comprise an embankment and ditch with a slight counter-scarpbank. Archaeologicaldigs exposed storage pits and other remains of occupation includingpotterywith stamped and incised patterns typical of the WestMidlandsIron Age.You can see some of the finds in the Hereford Museum.
The Wye Valley Walk long distance trail passes Credenhill to the south. You could pick up the trail to continue your walking in the area.
Heading west will take you to Bishopstone, Byford and Garnons Hill Woods. If you follow the trail south east it will take you into Hereford where you can visit the 11th century cathedral and the site of the old castle.

Credenhill Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Credenhill Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Herefordshire Walks and the Wye Valley Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Credenhill Park Wood - geograph.org.uk - 167975

Credenhill Park Wood. Looking NW towards the wood from the Roman Road

Credenhill - geograph.org.uk - 167972

Credenhill village. Cottages at the junction with the A480

View west from Burghill - geograph.org.uk - 1131209

View west from Burghill

Credenhill Court - geograph.org.uk - 328153

Credenhill Court, located on the southern edge of the woods. Pevsner describes Credenhill Court as 'built, according to Duncomb, in 1760. Of five bays and three storeys. Red brick, central Venetian window. Parapet and giant angle pilasters.' These days the court is a residential care home for the elderly.

St George, Brinsop - South Side - geograph.org.uk - 663700

St George, Brinsop. Outstanding Norman work inside, fine glass and woodwork. Brinsop is located just to the west of the woods and well worth a short diversion to see this fine old church.

St Marys Church, Credenhill (geograph 2557447)

St Marys Church, Credenhill. A listed building to the south of the woods.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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