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Hergest Ridge

4 miles (6.5 km)

Cross the Hergest Ridge on this splendid walk on the England Wales border. The ridge runs between Kington in Herefordshire to the little village of Gladestry in Powys, Wales. It's an exhilirating and beautiful way to cross the border between the two countries. The route runs for about 4 miles along the Offa's Dyke Path reaching a height of 426m (1,398ft). There are fabulous panoramic views of the Welsh Hills and English countryside as you make your way across the ridge. The beautiful area inspired the 1974 album 'Hergest Ridge' by the English musicianMike Oldfield.
You can start the walk in the centre of Kington, picking up the trail on Ridgebourne Road and following it west up to the ridge. The route then passes Yeld Wood and Hanter Hill before descending into Gladestry where you can enjoy refreshments. The route also passes adisusedVictoriancircular country racecourse, popular between 1825 and 1846. You can still see the markings about half way along the ridge.
To extend your walk you can continue along the path towards Newchurch. The Mortimer Trail also passes through Kington so you can also pick up this path and explore the Herefordshire countryside north of the town.

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