TRACTORS decorated with Christmas lights will parade in Hereford and surrounding villages, with crowds expected to line the roads to see the festive spectacle.

The tractor run, organised by Herefordshire-based charity We Are Farming Minds, will take place on December 9.

It will begin at Wye Valley Metals in Rotherwas at 4.30pm, travelling clockwise through Holme Lacy, Fownhope, Brockhampton, Hoarwithy, Little Dewchurch and Aconbury before returning to its start point.

Kerry McGavin, a manager at We Are Farming Minds, explained: "After how much people loved our tractor run last year, we decided to do it again."

Hereford Times: A poster for the tractor runA poster for the tractor run (Image: We Are Farming Minds)


The We Are Farming Minds website says: “On December 9, we will be holding a Christmas tractor run which will depart from Wye Valley Metals, Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford, HR2 6NS at 4.30pm.

“Anyone is welcome to come and watch the tractors along the route which will go clockwise through Holme Lacy, Fownhope, Brockhampton, Hoarwithy, Little Dewchurch and Aconbury.

“We still have places in the tractor run – please email for application and registration form to book. Tractors must pre-register and a small fee is payable on the night. We must limit the number of tractors so be quick!”

There will also be a farming family social event afterwards, but this is now fully booked.

Discussing the social event's popularity, the charity told the Hereford Times: "The tractor run will be followed by a free social event for families from the farming community. The charity organises free social events for the farming community to spend time together. The social event was fully booked within a week which just goes to show the need for events for families to get together."

We Are Farming Minds is a charity raising mental health awareness in the rural community of Herefordshire and supporting the wellbeing of farmers and their families.