Herefordshire Walking Guidebooks and Maps
Displayed below are Herefordshire walking guidebooks and maps, with a distinct emphasis on rambling. Some of the books are out of print but available from third-parties via Amazon.
See also our Wye Valley Walk and Herefordshire Trail pages.
The Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps are avilable in standard quality (shown), as well as the tougher all-weather type.
We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“Walking is one of Britain’s favourite leisure activities, and this fantastic walking guide to Herefordshire & Worcestershire features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments and every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.”
– 50 Walks in Herefordshire Worcest (AA 50 Walks Series)
“This guidebook includes 30 day walks in the stunning and varied lands of the Wye Valley. From its source on Plynlimon in the Welsh Cambrian mountains, down along the Wales-England border through Hay-on-Wye, Hereford and Chepstow to the Severn Estuary. The routes in this guide are circular, and range in length between 5 and 15km. Every route description is accompanied by an annotated OS map, and includes details on points of interest along the way to enhance your wandering. The Wye Valley is known for its beauty and wide range of scenery; a walkers’ paradise at any time of year. From the high moorland near the source, down through gentle green hills, before diving into the woods and limestone gorge near the sea. Practical details such as the amount of ascent and timings information are included for every walk, as are details on public transport and parking facilities. Other useful information on the river’s history, geology and wildlife ensure that this is an ideal companion to exploring the impressive range of walking the Wye Valley offers.”
– Walking in the Wye Valley: 30 Walks (Walking Guides).