GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Marcle Ridge Circular Walk

4 miles (6 km)

Climb to Marcle Ridge and enjoy splendid views towards the Malvern Hills on this circular walk in Herefordshire. It's a lovely area with attractive woodland areas and interesting plants such as orchids and spurge laurel to look out for. From the elevated position on the ridge there are super views of the Cotswold Hills, the Wye Valley, the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.
There's a parking area off Glowson Wood Rd where you can start your walk. Please note this car park isprivately owned with permission granted by the owners for walkers to use it. As such please respect the space as it is not cleaned or managed by the council. Pick up the footpath here and follow it north through Hoar Wood to Hooper's Oak. The route then turns west and then south to Hyde Common and Lyndalls Wood. The final section takes you along Ridge Hill before returning to the car park where there is a picnic area nearby.
The Three Choirs Way and the Herefordshire Trail both pass Marcle Ridge so it's easy to extend your walking in the area. If you head north west along the Three Choirs Way you could visit Broadmoor Common and Haugh Woods where there's lots more footpaths and wildlife to look out for. Heading north will take you across Marcle Hill to Woolhope Cockshoot.


HR1 4RJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Marcle Ridge Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Marcle Ridge Circular Walk 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 page.


West side of the Marcle Ridge - - 859272

West side of the Marcle Ridge

View south to Marcle Ridge - - 1452319

View south to Marcle Ridge

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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