LeominsterHereford

Leoher three
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Description

This route was developed as a variation on Leoher 2.

The variation 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.

The variation includes a different route from Leominster to Upper Hill, avoiding a long section of walking out of Leominster on country roads with no footway. The different route 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.

The variation also includes a different route 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.

There are some issues with sections of the variation and with a section of the original Leoher 2:

Tilted footbridge over deep ditch in vicinity of S&A lakes, between Broadwood Bridge and Brierley village; this has been reported to Herefordshire Council and to fixmystreet.com

Rotten, collapsed treads on steps ascending steep slope through Brierley Wood; this has been reported to Herefordshire Council and to fixmystreet.com There is a way to bypass the damaged steps: there is a bridleway to the east that leaves Brierley village and ascends to the top of the steps.

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

This route was developed as a variation on Leoher 2.

The variation 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.

The variation includes a different route from Leominster to Upper Hill, avoiding a long section of walking out of Leominster on country roads with no footway. The different route 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.

The variation also includes a different route 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.

There are some issues with sections of the variation and with a section of the original Leoher 2:

Tilted footbridge over deep ditch in vicinity of S&A lakes, between Broadwood Bridge and Brierley village; this has been reported to Herefordshire Council and to fixmystreet.com

Rotten, collapsed treads on steps ascending steep slope through Brierley Wood; this has been reported to Herefordshire Council and to fixmystreet.com There is a way to bypass the damaged steps: there is a bridleway to the east that leaves Brierley village and ascends to the top of the steps.

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

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Leominster
Grid RefSO4969059026
Lat / Lon 52.22714° / -2.73798°
Easting / Northing349,690E / 259,026N
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Hereford
Grid RefSO5119339982
Lat / Lon 52.05607° / -2.71324°
Easting / Northing351,193E / 239,982N
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Nichowes

19 Feb 2022

An improvement on Leoher 2, with a better route out of Leominster and a better route in to Hereford.

I would say that, because I developed it!

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