TRACTORS decorated with Christmas lights once again dazzled people in Hereford and surrounding areas. 

Beginning at Wye Valley Metals in Rotherwas at 4.30pm yesterday (December 9), the vehicles travelled clockwise through  Holme Lacy, Fownhope, Brockhampton, Hoarwithy, Little Dewchurch and Aconbury before returning to its start point.

Many people lined the streets to see the spectacle, or watched it from their homes. 


The event was organised by We Are Farming Minds, a charity that raises mental health awareness in the rural community of Herefordshire and supporting the wellbeing of farmers and their families.

The tractor run was followed by a free social event for families from the farming community. 

Hereford Times: A lit up tractor that took part in the eventA lit up tractor that took part in the event (Image: Diane Walker)

If you didn't see the spectacle, don't worry; there will be more opportunities to see a tractor run in the lead-up to Christmas.

This Wednesday (December 13), decorated tractors will set up from Eastnor Woodshed at 4.30pm before going through Ledbury, where they will take a tour of the town before going back to the woodshed for around 7pm to 7.30pm. 

Then the following week, on December 20, there will be a similar event in Hereford

Starting at Bartestree Village Hall at  4pm, the 16-mile route will pass through Withington and Lugwardine before entering the city at Hampton Dene Road.

From there, it will go through Ledbury Road, Folly Lane, Aylestone Hill, Widemarsh Street and Whitecross before finishing at the Livestock Market in Roman Road at around 7pm.

All are welcome to visit the Cattle Market as the run concludes, where the café will stay open to serve hot food such as bacon and sausage baps, chicken curry and chilli con carne.