GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bircher Common

2 miles (3.8 km)

Explore this area of lowland heath on this pleasant walk near Leominster. There's miles of footpaths to follow across the common with lovely views over the surrounding Herefordshire countryside from the high points.
Woodland trails can also be found in the adjacent Oaker Coppice and Croft Wood.
You can extend the walk by visiting the nearby Croft Ambrey at Croft Castle. The National Trust owned Iron Age Hill Fort affords wonderful views towards the Welsh Mountains.
Just to the east is the splendid Berrington Hall. There's some lovely trails to follow around the parkland and gardens surrounding the fine Georgian mansion.
The Mortimer Trail also runs past the common. You can pick it up to visit Mortimer Forest and the town of Ludlow.
In nearby Leominster you can enjoy trails through the lovely valley of the River Lugg.


HR6 0BN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bircher Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bircher Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles to the east of the common you can try the circular Tenbury Wells Walk which takes you around the countryside to the south of the nearby town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Herefordshire Walks page.


Bircher Common - - 1461576

Bircher Common 1

Bircher Common - - 61097

Bircher Common 2

Bircher common - - 250587

Bircher common 3

Woodland - - 250596


Pump House in Fishpool Valley - - 26432

Pump House in Fishpool Valley

View Southeast from Oaker Coppice - - 188158

View Southeast from Oaker Coppice

GPS Files

GPX File

Bircher Common.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Bircher Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)