THE Commonwealth Games' Queen's Baton Relay will visit Herefordshire later this year.

Ahead of this year's Commonwealth Games being hosted in Birmingham there is the Queen's Baton Relay.

The relay began on 7 October 2021, with Her Majesty The Queen placing her Message to the Commonwealth into the Baton.

The Baton is now on its 294-day long journey to every corner of the Commonwealth.

On Tuesday, July 5, the baton will visit Hereford as it travels between Bristol and Gloucester.

There will be a second chance for people to see the Queen's Baton Relay when it visits Malvern and Worcester on Friday, July 22.

In May 2012, crowds lined the streets of Herefordshire to watch the Olympic torch pass through.


"From sports days with local schools, to community festivals, people will be able to experience the baton in many ways," a statement on the Commonwealth Games website said.

"Members of the public are encouraged to get involved with the celebrations and embrace the arrival of the Baton, taking the opportunity to experience the buzz of Birmingham 2022 in their community.

"The Birmingham 2022 website will provide information on the events and where to line the route.

"Thousands of Batonbearers, each with inspiring backgrounds and stories, will have the honour of carrying the Baton during the journey through England, including those nominated in recognition of their contributions to their local community, whether that be in sport, education, the arts, culture or charity.

"Between 40 and 130 Batonbearers will carry the baton each day, and the relay will reach hundreds of villages, towns and cities during its tour of the country."