LeominsterHereford

Leoher four
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By nichowes on 04 Sep 2023


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This is Leoher four, the place from which to download the revised, safe, accurate route .gpx for unpassable Leoher three, on which footpath closures took place place in summer 2022, with safe diversions now in place on Leoher four..

Photo one shows footbridge at GR SO 49455 56493 amid S&A Farms, onto closed, dangerous footpath; do not cross this footbridge but follow the safe, revised route as shown by the dashed line on the map in photo two (in which the footbridge is located at point B). The former stile/gate near point A on the map was completely overgrown and invisible from the dashed line route when Nic Howes visited in August 2023.

Leoher four was trialled in two sections in January 2022. The section from Wellington to Hereford was trialled by me and Dan Cox and the section from Leominster to Wellington was trialled by me alone. Local bus transport was used in both trial walks to enable point to point walking.

Leoher four includes a different route from Leominster to Upper Hill, avoiding Leoher two's long section of walking out of Leominster on country roads with no footway. Leoher four includes S&A's farm at Brierley, a large man-made lake with interesting wildfowl and a steep woodland bank crowned by a large hill fort with intact ramparts.

Leoher four also includes a more interesting - and quieter - route than Leoher two into Hereford from the latter's outskirts. From Holmer village the route avoids the busy, noisy A49 and follows quiet lanes, a footpath through Hereford's northern industrial quarter and paths around Widemarsh Common to finish at Hereford Town Hall.

Issues became increasingly obvious with northern sections of Leoher three. These issues have now been addressed by Leominster Parish Council, PROW team, Nic Howes and Neil Summerskill, and are now avoided with a detour that is mapped by the .gpx downloadable from Leoher four, here.

There is an unmarked, untrodden public footpath route across arable fields between the pond south of Westhope Hill and Brickyard Cottage. It is much easier to stick on the roughly parallel tractor way which leads through an uninhabited yard and barns near The Cotts Farm before rejoining a public right of way

This is Leoher four, the place from which to download the revised, safe, accurate route .gpx for unpassable Leoher three, on which footpath closures took place place in summer 2022, with safe diversions now in place on Leoher four..

Photo one shows footbridge at GR SO 49455 56493 amid S&A Farms, onto closed, dangerous footpath; do not cross this footbridge but follow the safe, revised route as shown by the dashed line on the map in photo two (in which the footbridge is located at point B). The former stile/gate near point A on the map was completely overgrown and invisible from the dashed line route when Nic Howes visited in August 2023.

Leoher four was trialled in two sections in January 2022. The section from Wellington to Hereford was trialled by me and Dan Cox and the section from Leominster to Wellington was trialled by me alone. Local bus transport was used in both trial walks to enable point to point walking.

Leoher four includes a different route from Leominster to Upper Hill, avoiding Leoher two's long section of walking out of Leominster on country roads with no footway. Leoher four includes S&A's farm at Brierley, a large man-made lake with interesting wildfowl and a steep woodland bank crowned by a large hill fort with intact ramparts.

Leoher four also includes a more interesting - and quieter - route than Leoher two into Hereford from the latter's outskirts. From Holmer village the route avoids the busy, noisy A49 and follows quiet lanes, a footpath through Hereford's northern industrial quarter and paths around Widemarsh Common to finish at Hereford Town Hall.

Issues became increasingly obvious with northern sections of Leoher three. These issues have now been addressed by Leominster Parish Council, PROW team, Nic Howes and Neil Summerskill, and are now avoided with a detour that is mapped by the .gpx downloadable from Leoher four, here.

There is an unmarked, untrodden public footpath route across arable fields between the pond south of Westhope Hill and Brickyard Cottage. It is much easier to stick on the roughly parallel tractor way which leads through an uninhabited yard and barns near The Cotts Farm before rejoining a public right of way

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Leominster
Grid Ref SO4969059026
Lat / Lon 52.22714° / -2.73798°
Easting / Northing 349,690E / 259,026N
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Hereford
Grid Ref SO5119339982
Lat / Lon 52.05607° / -2.71324°
Easting / Northing 351,193E / 239,982N
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