A lovely woodland walk on a hillside, plus a lake
This is a beautiful woodland walk on the edge of a hillside, following the Herefordshire Trail (there is private property on either side, so please keep to the path at all times), and passing a small lake to add to the interest. There are options for a longer walk but that is your choice on the day. There are lots of tracks through the woodland but it is a large area and on a hill so if you explore it might be wise to take a compass. There are muddy areas everywhere, particularly after rain, so it’s best to wear good walking boots. There are lovely views of the Herefordshire countryside and you can see why it’s a good area for wildlife.
You will almost certainly hear a Buzzard mewing overhead, a Raven being harassed by corvids or a Kestrel hovering with intent. This is an area with three
parts – woodland, open countryside and a lake. Nearby Wormelow Tump is reputed to be the burial ground of King Arthur’s son, Amr. The origin of the word is not clear but it tends to mean a hill fort, a motte of a castle or a burial mound. There are quite a few Tumps in the general area such as Coles Tump and Cockyard Tump.
TOP TIP Keep looking up – the hill is a good vis mig vantage point