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The Countryside of Herefordshire

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Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Our vision is for a Herefordshire richer and more diverse in wildlife that is valued, and cared for, by its people to the benefit of all. Details over 55 reserves.

Wye Valley AONB
Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Wikipedia.

Malvern Hills AONB
Explore the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Also see Publications.

Walks and trails
Details and maps for Herefordshire round walks and long distance trails promoted by the council.

Herefordshire Accessible Countryside
All about accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of Herefordshire...

Herefordshire Walks
Free circular walks to print and download with gpx files.

Queenswood Country Park
A visit to Queenswood and Bodenham Lake is a wonderful day out for all...

Walking in Herefordshire
More local walks that are free to download and print.

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CoolStays in Herefordshire

Head to the hills staying in an eco-barn, or a luxury glamping pod, high-end barn conversions on an estate in the Malvern Foothills, or try a more affordable idyllic cottage, how about a wood-panelled circus wagon enjoying beautiful countryside vistas...

Rural Retreats in Herefordshire

Cosy barn conversions nestled in orchards, traditional stone cottages with countryside views or in picturesque villages and country houses in exquisite locations.

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Herefordshire & Worcs. Earth Heritage Trust
A charity that aims to record, protect and promote geology and landscape...

Wye Valley AONB
The Wye Valley AONB is an internationally important protected landscape containing some of the most beautiful lowland scenery in Britain...

Herefordshire Ramblers
Walks, trails, news and charity information.

Latest News

  • HGN Members Meeting 22nd Jan ’20- update

    Thanks to all those who came to the Members meeting this Wednesday. It was great to welcome old friends and new, and to see so many people there – we will need to book a bigger room for the next one! We enjoyed hearing a little about what the groups in the room are doing, to have a brief discussion

  • Creating a Happier & Healthier Herefordshire: Galvanising Our Green Legacy Event

    5th Feb 2020 Left Bank Complex, Hereford 7.15pm for 7.30pm until 9.30pm.   Our relation with trees is changing. We are starting to appreciate their intelligence. We have always connected woodland and well-being, but this connection has an extra dimension in the era of climate emergency. In response, our own behaviour is changing. Ethiopia planted 350 […]

  • Friends of the Earth AGM – save the date!

    This is a first notice of the forthcoming Herefordshire Friends of the Earth AGM to be held on Wednesday 19th February at 6pm at Gwynne House, Left Bank, Hereford. They have several exciting projects to discuss and get involved with, so will hopefully be waking up from their long dormant stage. They will be sending out an agenda and notice

  • Spruce up your skills at HGN’s spring workshops!

    HGN members have the chance to spruce up their practice at three FREE workshops this spring. Each workshop will be run both in the south of the county (in Ross) and at the Jubilee Building at Queenswood Country Park, near Leominster (which will be opening as a part time Sustainability Centre in March).  Our presenters, Rebecca Tully and David Urry,

  • Calling all farmers, a chance to record and celebrate your work!

    Our farmers and land managers are the guardians of this beautiful county and now is the chance to highlight the positive work done by many to reverse the decline in farmland birds.  If you farm or manage land in Herefordshire, or know someone who does, please join in with The Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC), launched in 2014 and offering a simple means of recording the […]

  • HGN Meeting on Wednesday

    Calling all HGN members, supporters, associates, and other interested parties…. come along and join us for the first Herefordshire Green Network meeting of the new year – and the new decade. Here we are at a time of great change … embracing the opportunities of a zero carbon future – boiling frogs? or hot frogs leaping fearlessly and gracefully into

  • HGN Members Meeting AGENDA Jan 2020
  • Don’t forget to book your place on the XR training weekend – 25-26th Jan !

    THE PROGRAMME VENUE: Castle Green Pavilion, Castle Green, 1, Quay Street, Hereford, HR1 2NH Email to book! THE SESSIONS For EveryoneHeading for Extinction Talk – 1.5 hours (Fri 24 Jan)              A talk to introduce the climate and ecological crisis and civil disobedience as a response. How XR is […]

  • New Herefordshire County Carbon Working Group

    We are delighted that HGN has been invited to represent our members in the newly formed Herefordshire County Carbon Working Group which is being led by Herefordshire Council. Trish March, Herefordshire Council Cabinet member lead for Climate Emergency, described the backdrop to setting up the group: “As you know, the Council declared a Climate Emergency in March this […]

  • Transition Leominster events update

    Our next event is the Seed and Clothes Swap February 8th 2020 10am – 1pm at Leominster Priory – Refreshments, Local Produce, Gardening advice, Growing Local, Tools for Self Reliance, Echo,  Tool sharpening Our March event is the Repair Cafe on 7th March at the Community Centre. Our email is:   Other notifications:   […]

  • Welcome to the new HGN Administrator!

    We are pleased to welcome Wendy Ogden (some of you may know her under her previous name of Cotton) as the new part-time HGN Administrator. Wendy will be taking over from Kate Bull who has done a great job in supporting the network over the last few months. Many thanks to Kate for all that you have done for us.

  • CPRE chief executive has welcomed the new Agriculture Bill for its focus on promoting healthy soils

    Crispin Trueman said today;‘This agriculture bill has been a long time coming but it’s clear the government has listened to our message about how essential our soils are. We need healthy soil for the supply of food and clean water, and to help us lock up carbon to tackle the climate emergency.‘As new payment schemes for farmers are developed, there must be […]

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