GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Goodrich Castle and Coppet Hill

6 miles (9 km)

Explore the Goodrich Castle estate before climbing to Coppet Hill on this walk in Herefordshire. There's fascinating history, woodland trails and great views from the high points to enjoy.
You can start the walk from the Goodrich Castle car park. First explore the ruinousNormanmedievalcastle described by Wordsworth as the 'noblest ruin in Herefordshire'. Then follow the footpaths south through Goodrich before climbing Coppet Hill. The hill is also a nature reserve with woodland and lots of wildlife. Look out for butterflies,deer and a variety of birdlife. From the high points of the hill you can see the Brecon Beacons, the Clee Hillsand theMalvern Hills.
You can use the google street view link below to virtually explore part of the castle grounds and see the great views you get of the surrounding Herefordshire woodland and countryside.
To extend your walking in this lovely area you could pick up the Wye Valley Walk and enjoy a waterside walk along the River Wye. Follow the river south east and it will take you towards Welsh Bicknor, Lower Lydbrook and the Forest of Dean. Eventually you will come to Symonds Yat Rock where there are woodland trails and wonderful views over the Wye Valley. Near here is the mysterious King Arthur's Cave which is also worth a visit.
The castle and hill are located a few miles south of Ross-on-Wye. You could follow the riverside path from the town as an alternative route.


HR9 6HY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Goodrich Castle and Coppet Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Goodrich Castle and Coppet Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a good on site cafe at the castle where you can enjoy a decent range of meals and snacks. You could also stroll into Goodrich village and visit the The Hostelrie at Goodrich. The hotel is set in a fine 19th-century Gothic-style building. They have a restaurant and a bar with cosy fires indoors and a lovely large garden area outside.

Dog Walking

Dogs on leads are welcome at the castle and The Hostelrie mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Goodrich Castle - - 1417565

East range and moat at Goodrich Castle

Visitor Centre, Goodrich Castle - - 472694

Visitor Centre, Goodrich Castle Excellent centre with all the usual facilities. The hand-held audio gadgets are a useful guide when exploring the castle site.

View to Coppet Hill - - 1181095

View to Coppet Hill. Looking south on a sunny winter's afternoon. The B4229 passes across the scene from Kerne Bridge to Whitchurch.

Coppet Hill - - 1100795

Coppet Hill. Frost on the trees on New Year's Day.

Goodrich Castle viewed from Leys Hill - - 1437378

Goodrich Castle viewed the east from a footpath passing through woodland on Leys Hill

The River Wye and Goodrich Castle - - 745282

The River Wye near Walford Saw Mill and the substantial ruins of the castle in the background.


GPS Files

GPX File

Goodrich Castle and Coppet Hill.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Goodrich Castle and Coppet Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)