The Black and White Trail
The Black & White Trail is a 40 mile trip through the Herefordshire villages which are home to the counties most beautiful and treasured timber-framed buildings. Starting in Leominster (where you can pick up both a leaflet and audio CD from the tourist information centre), the trail then leads you to Weobley, Pembridge, Eardisley (where we are!), Dilwyn, Kinnersley, Sarnesfield, Lyonshall, Kingsland and Kington.
The Courtyard is home to many fantastic events & opportunities! With both theatre and live music performances, open mic nights (first Tuesday of every month), Art exhibitions, opera, and also a restuarant and bar. The Courtyard has rooms to hire out for events (birthdays, parties, meetings, etc…) and also has (mostly theatre) equipment for hire.
Crossing the historical Toll Bridge and passing over the Welsh border into Hay’s beautiful countryside, anyone would find it impossible to not be struck by the power of nature in this area. Seated next to the River Wye all walkers will be pleased to find their feet happily catered for. Or if you fancy something more adventurous, why not hire a canoe/kayak and ride the Wye instead of walking along side it! With over 30 bookshops, Hay cannot fail to please all book lovers. If you are looking for a bite to eat, small cafes, restaurants and pubs can be found around every corner in this cosy bustling town. Hay is also home to a number of exquisite and unique little shops filled with treasures suitable to please any type of shopper. If you’re looking for a pleasant day out, Hay-On-Wye is most certainly the place to be! Do not forget the International Literary Festival in late May to Early June. You can now even do a walking tour hosted by the Hay History Group- please visit haytours.org to see the various tours on offer.
Kington’s own extinct volcano offers visitors a beautiful walk rewarding them with astounding scenery. Whatever your preference, Hergest Ridge will satisfy any walkers thirst for a good stomp whether it be short or long.
Hergest Ridge Review
The 117mile National Trail stretches from the Sedbury Cliffs on the Severn Estuary near Chepstow to the North Wales resort of Prestatyn on Liverpool Bay.