Walking

There are a number of leaflets available, to view online or download and print, with details of complete circular or long distance walks. It is also easy to shorten these walks, taking in the key points of interest.

Breinton Springs Walk (5.5 miles)

Breinton Springs is owned by the National Trust and is popular with visitors to Breinton. This lovely circular walk can be accessed from Breinton Springs itself, or from Hereford city. Further details are on the link to the Herefordshire Council

Breinton Loop Walk

National Trust orchard at Breinton Springs (N. Geeson)

National Trust orchard at Breinton Springs (N. Geeson)

Breinton Springs Walk (6.5 miles)

This country walk starts from Hereford cathedral, taking in Breinton Springs. Learn more about the history of Breinton, including Warham House and St. Michael’s Church. See the link:

Hereford Cathedral Walks Leaflet – Breinton

The Breinton Cider Trail, a Ramblers Association walk from Breinton Springs car park (5.5 miles)

Pass by the cider apple orchards of Breinton that house a rich diversity of wildlife, including woodpeckers and squirrels. A walk leaflet is available is in two parts, see below:

Breinton ramblers walk p1   Breinton ramblers walk

Huntington and Upper Breinton Walk (from the Hereford Times, 30 August 2013)

This walk takes in Wyevale Nature Reserve, Drovers Wood and Drovers Pond, walking from Wyevale Garden Centre on the A438 south and back to Kings Acre Road (A438) at the junction with Huntington Lane.

http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/features/walks/10642253.Walk__Garth_Lawson_s_Huntington_and_Upper_Breinton_walk/?ref=rss

Walk in the steps of Percy and Fred Bulmer (3.7 miles)

Take a bus out of Hereford to Wyevale Nurseries and walk back to the Bulmer’s Cider Museum through the traditional cider orchards, and along the River Wye.

http://www.theaa.com/walks/herefords-percy-and-fred-420579

Edward Elgar Walk, from Breinton Springs. (From the Hereford Times, March 2010, 5 miles)

A guided walk around Breinton from Breinton Springs National Trust car park, following the steps of composer and painter Sir Edward Elgar. See the link:

http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/features/walks/5039283.Garth_Lawson_s_monthly_walk_is_in_footsteps_of_composer_and_painter__Sir_Edward_Elgar/

Brian Hatton Walk, from Breinton Springs. (From the Hereford Times, February 2011, 5 miles)

A guided walk from Breinton Springs National Trust car park, pointing out the views of the River Wye and Breinton painted by the artist Brian Hatton (1887-1916). See the link:

http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/features/walks/8860415.Garth_Lawson_s_monthly_walk__an_easy_five_miles_along_good_paths_inspired_by_the_county_artist_Brian_Hatton/

Wye Valley Walk (136 miles!)

The Wye Valley Walk follows 218km along the Wye Valley, and its route takes it through the parish of Breinton. The attached link gives details of the route through Breinton and Hereford, and includes interactive maps for the entire route, as well as details of nearby easy access walks along the route. See the link:

http://www.wyevalleywalk.org/

Cycling

The Hereford Loop cycle route

The historic Green Lane bridleway and lanes of Breinton form the basis of the only tourist cycle route that starts and finishes in Hereford. It is an easy 6 mile ‘cycle route’ which takes you from the centre of Hereford westward and out into the nearby countryside. The route is flat and takes you along country lanes and ‘B’ roads with an off road section along the return section of the cycle ride.

Hereford Leisure Cycle Ride

Running

Various routes for people on foot are described in detail on the Walk Jog Run website, see: http://www.walkjogrun.net/routes/current_route.cfm?rid=6E9D069B-EEF8-8A8C-6E7493F83F11554E

The Wye Valley Runners enjoy competitive running on the lanes and bridleways of Breinton, and have an annual Breinton 10 mile race.

Activities at the Village Hall

Activities include Carpet Bowls, a Tango Club, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society and a Lunch Club. For up-to-date details see the Village Hall website.

(Section compiled by Nichola Geeson, 2014)