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8:01am Friday 29th November 2013
WELLINGTON Heath is in an Area of Outstanding Beauty. But in less enlightened times, the neighbourhood was labelled “Hell on Earth”. Many of the men working on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal and the Ledbury Railway Viaduct lived rough in the village and it gained a formidable reputation for drunkenness and fighting.
8:00am Friday 1st November 2013
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10:46am Friday 26th July 2013
Health, Hereford County Hospital mental health centre, Stonebow, had overhaul from the 2gether NHS Foundation
8:00am Friday 28th June 2013
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8:00am Friday 26th April 2013
ONSLOW Kirby was used to the mocking laughter of the Green Woodpecker and the hooting of the Monmouth Bullet on the other side of the River Wye; but nothing could prepare him for the sights and sounds which assailed him on a bright and clear 7th June 1942.
8:00am Friday 29th March 2013
12:54pm Friday 1st March 2013
FRANCIS Kilvert wrote in his diary on November, 18, 1870: “I was at The Pant in Brilley and Mrs Powell was entertaining a sister-in- law from Huntington. There was a discussion about parishes and boundaries.
11:17am Thursday 24th January 2013
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This month’s walk by GARTH LAWSON sees where a near disaster was averted on the railway and witnesses the changing face of fruit growing for the county A WALK through King’s Caple unveils the polytunnelled perplexity of modern farming.
8:00am Friday 7th September 2012
Garth Lawson's walk includes a stretch of river where the water vole is getting help to make a comeback
8:00am Friday 3rd August 2012
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11:04am Wednesday 27th June 2012
This month’s walk by Garth Lawson is an easy stroll around some interesting railway-related sites and a mighty ancient oak tree
11:16am Thursday 4th October 2012
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10:06am Thursday 5th April 2012
This month’s walk by GARTH LAWSON visits a village mercifully untouched by the losses of the First World War
8:00am Friday 2nd March 2012
7:00am Friday 3rd February 2012
This month’s walk by GARTH LAWSON links a modern novel and film with a legend from the days of Welsh rebellio. UPPER OLCHON VALLEY Resistance: an introductory walk. 3¾ mile easy to moderate walk on lower slopes of Black Mountain ridges. Country lane, waterfall, undulating pastures and meadows.
7:00am Saturday 3rd December 2011
November's walk by GARTH LAWSON comes across a martyr’s grave, a “surprise” castle and some fine views
11:24am Thursday 1st December 2011
Welsh Newton, Pembridge Castle and Welsh Newton Common. 5½ mile moderate ramble in a little walked area. 15 stiles. Map: OL 14 Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Public transport: Stagecoach bus 36 stops at Welsh Newton church.
1:02pm Wednesday 19th October 2011
We have been asked to point out that the following clarification to point 2 of Walk No 16 published on page 68 of Garth Lawson’s Hereford Times Walks would be helpful: 2 Cusop Dingle, path junction. Go through gate in L corner, sharply down through gate on to gravel path and TL along drive beyond grid back into England. TR along Cusop Dingle road and Dulas Brook, with waterfalls, for 2/3 mile. Just beyond Paper Mill Cottage, where Kilvert had his picnic in 1878, and just before a clearing (R) bear L all the way up surfaced drive to R of Tycoch. Find a gate back L of 2nd dwelling.
This month’s walk by Garth Lawson overlooks work to uncover the story of a significant Herefordshire hill-fort
7:00am Saturday 8th October 2011
9:42am Thursday 1st September 2011
8:00am Friday 5th August 2011
Garth Lawon's latest walk treads in the footsteps of the Roundhead who sealed Hereford's Civil War fate
8:30am Friday 8th July 2011
8:00am Friday 10th June 2011
This month’s walk by GARTH LAWSON visits Lingen and Harley’s Mountain, scene of very different historic and modern day battles. LINGEN AND HARLEY’S MOUNTAIN Quiet wooded valley and lanes. Exhilarating return from Harley’s mountain to Lingen. A brilliant five-mile moderate ramble. Never strenuous. Map: OS Explorer 201, Knighton and Presteigne.
8:00am Saturday 14th May 2011
Vowchurch Common and Monnington Straddel. Bridlepath, field paths, mature woodland and fine views. Five- mile more moderate than energetic ramble, but with two short, sharp climbs. Map: Explorer OL 13, north sheet.
4:35pm Tuesday 10th May 2011
8:00am Friday 18th March 2011
This month’s walk by GARTH LAWSON follows in the footsteps of a pioneering engineer who took a direct route through the hills COLWALL STONE, EVENDINE AND THE WESTERN FLANK OF THE MALVERNS. An easy walk across fields and meadows beneath the popular ridges. Just under four miles, with 14 stiles. Map: Explorer 190, Malvern Hills and Bredon Hill.
Garth Lawson's monthly walk: an easy five miles along good paths inspired by the county artist Brian Hatton
8:30am Friday 18th February 2011
4:03pm Thursday 27th January 2011
As a background to this month’s walk, Garth Lawson has weaved together a story which draws on Herefordshire folklore, based on the occupations of people in the Aconbury, King’s Thorn and Little Birch area, in Victorian times. Everything contained within it is based on fact – some people in the south of the county were still denying that Christmas occurs on December 25 until way into the 1950s. Little Birch and Aconbury. The Holy Thorn. Fields, lanes and mature woodland. 3.25 miles. Short, but moderate, quite hilly walk. Map: OS Explorer 189, Hereford & Ross-on-Wye.
2:18pm Tuesday 18th January 2011
This month’s walk by GARTH LAWSON discovers some curious outcomes of the law in the 17th and 18th centuries. KILPECK, COLE’S TUMP, ORCOP HILL AND MYNDE PARK. Quiet lanes, field paths, fine views and parkland. Hilly. A fine, energetic six-mile ramble. OS Explorer map 189, Hereford and Ross-on-Wye.
2:11pm Tuesday 18th January 2011
Kington and Lower Hergest. Field paths and woodland in Vaughan country. Four-and-a-half mile moderate ramble. Stiles and kissinggates. Buses to Kington from Hereford and Leominster. Monthly walk encounters memories of royal combatants and a vengeful sister
2:07pm Tuesday 18th January 2011
Backney Bridge and Foy. Country lane, easy field paths, riverside and picnic area. An easy, generally flat stroll. No stiles. Four-and-a-half miles. Map: OL Explorer 189, Hereford and Ross-on-Wye. Monthly walk takes in former railway line and the site of a tunnel which once let monks pass under the Wye.
12:47pm Tuesday 18th January 2011
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THE River Leadon is a bit of a secret, really. It is, at least, in the Herefordshire third of its 30-mile journey. Rising above Evesbatch on Fromes Hill, it sneaks stealthily southwards through unobtrusive Bosbury towards the western fringe of Ledbury.
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