Around Leominster - River Lugg Walk
Explore this attractive Herefordshire town and enjoy riverside trails along the River Lugg.
The walk starts in the town centre at the noteworthy Grange Court. The timber-framed building was built in 1633 by John Abel, and moved to its present location in 1859. It is extravagantly decorated with carvings, including mermaids, angels, animals, flowers and grotesque people.
The route then follows public footpaths north past Leominster Priory which dates from the 13th century. You cross the River Kenwater before picking up riverside trails on the eastern side of the River Lugg.
Follow the trails south to Eaton Hall where you cross the river and follow the trails back into the town centre.
You can extend your walking in the area by heading north to Berrington Hall. There's nice footpaths to follow around the 250 acres of 'Capability' Brown designed parkland here. You can follow the long distance Herefordshire Trail from the town to the hall, via Eyton and Luston.
Also nearby is the heathland of Bircher Common and the interesting Iron Age Hillfort at Croft Ambrey.
A few miles to the south of the town you will find Queenswood Country Park. There's some nice waymarked trails here and an arboretum, with over 1,200 rare and exotic trees from all over the world.