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Ewyas Harold

Herefordshire


Slow Ways linking Ewyas Harold and Crickhowell - Crughywel, Hereford, Llangattock Lingoed, Orcop Hill, Peterchurch, Skenfrith, Talgarth

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Ewyas Harold’s seven Slow Ways are 36% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 3/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Crickhowell - Crughywel—Ewyas Harold
Criewy one Pioneer me Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 911m Descent 924m
Ewyas Harold—Hereford
Ewyher one Review me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 269m Descent 287m
Ewyas Harold—Orcop Hill
Ewyorc one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 256m Descent 135m
Ewyas Harold—Skenfrith
Ewyske one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 503m Descent 471m
Llangattock Lingoed—Ewyas Harold
Llaewy one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 404m Descent 323m
Llangattock Lingoed—Ewyas Harold
Llaewy two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Peterchurch—Ewyas Harold
Petewy one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 237m Descent 285m
Peterchurch—Ewyas Harold
Petewy two Verify me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 298m Descent 348m
Talgarth—Ewyas Harold
Talewy one Pioneer me Distance 33km/20mi Ascent 1,347m Descent 1,401m

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39% of Ewyas Harold’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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0 people have surveyed a route in Ewyas Harold

83km out of 166km have been walked and reviewed

97km of reviews have been shared in Ewyas Harold

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The route crosses the cattle grid and turns left up the farm drive and through the farmyard, beyond which it descends to cross a footbridge over the headwaters of the River Trothy, a tributary of the Wye that eventually joins the latter just downstream of Monmouth. The footpath traces the base of a spur that points towards Kentchurch; rounding the tip of the spur the route follows a delightful, quiet section of the Monnow, along its right bank. The next section of the route is across a mile of intensively farmed arable fields before emerging onto tarmac at Monmouth Cap and turning right to the England/Wales border at Llangua Bridge (photo 10, looking back along the route). Beyond the footbridge the route crosses fields and meets the main road again, turning left along it and past the village's two pubs to finish at the Post office and shop (photo 13)....

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Llangattock Lingoed—Ewyas Harold

nichowes added Llaewy two, a new walk from Llangattock Lingoed to Ewyas Harold

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This route as plotted by a volunteer was pioneered by Nic Howes on 14.7.2024 and was found to be impassable without minor tweaks to the route details. The main problem was obstructions to Monmouthshire PROW 359/155/1, which have been reported to Monmouthshire Council on their interactive PROW map. There is a simple route deviation to avoid the obstructions and it does not add extra distance....

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There may be an alternative route created eventually (photos two and three show a plethora of confusing signage) but it's a tiny diversion to stick to the tarmac as far as the point at which the route turns off to follow the Herefordshire Trail southwards, immediately after crossing the infant River Dore. Soon after Wilding's the route follows the Herefordshire Trail across the flat floodplain of the River Dore. The route now continues along the Herefordshire Trail and provides great variety and views as it climbs southwards out of the Dore Valley towards St Margaret's; photo eight shows the view back into the Golden Valley from near the ridge summit. The route continues along the Herefordshire Trail east of St Margaret's, turning off a drive to skirt the southern edge of a house as directed by way marks. The route exits Elan Arw Wood and descends across the park land of Bacton Manor (photo thirteen, looking back along the route) to a lodge, at which point it turns left along about 1km of road walking - crossing the River Dore at Moorhampton Bridge - to the turning into the former Dore workhouse (now Riverdale) yard (https://htt.herefordshire.gov.uk/1295.aspx). The route leads down an avenue between fruit trees to the left bank of the River Dore, which it follows downstream to Abbey Dore Court. The route continues to follow the Herefordshire Trail through the curtilage of Dore Abbey, exits through a lichgate, crosses the road and climbs across fields towards Ewyas Harold Common with good views behind across Dore Abbey and Gilbert's Hill Wood inside PATA....

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The route follows the Herefordshire Trail along the left bank of the Dulas Brook, passing an example of river dynamics, where an eddy current has eroded the bank, leaving a fence suspended in mid-air (photo two). Although the route follows a road for several miles, the traffic is light and some great views open up from the ridge crest, including the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park from near the summit trig point at 176 masl (photo five). Between Upper and Lower Ridway Farms the route follows the valley (photo seven) of a tributary of the Worm Brook , itself a tributary of the River Dore. After Kilpeck, the route departs from the Herefordshire Trail and crosses fields, a tributary of the Worm Brook and the Hereford to Abergavenny railway line (photo eleven) to reach Didley, where there is a bus stop for the X3 service from Hereford to South Wales, passing Pontrilas (for those wanting to split Ewyher into two sections). Once across the A465, the route crosses what feels like former parkland to reach the edge of Thruxton; depending on the time of year, some of the fields on the route may be challenging to cross (photo twelve). Across the busy B4349 the route follows quiet Church Lane to Clehonger church (photo fourteen) before turning onto a well-trodden path across fields to pass north of Belmont Abbey and enter a modern housing estate on the western edge of Hereford....

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Lots to see on this route with plenty of valleys, woodland and the river. Mostly walking across pasture so not too heavy going. Dore Abbey is a good place for a break....

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I would give 4 stars but the path near Ewyas Harold Common is blocked (reported). There is also a path through an orchard so would would be good to walk in May when the blossom is out....

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Peterchurch—Ewyas Harold

Neil Summersgill added Petewy two, a new walk from Peterchurch to Ewyas Harold

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Crickhowell - Crughywel—Ewyas Harold

Slow Ways added Criewy one, a new walk from Crickhowell - Crughywel to Ewyas Harold

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Ewyas Harold—Hereford

Slow Ways added Ewyher one, a new walk from Ewyas Harold to Hereford

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Ewyas Harold—Orcop Hill

Slow Ways added Ewyorc one, a new walk from Ewyas Harold to Orcop Hill

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Ewyas Harold—Skenfrith

Slow Ways added Ewyske one, a new walk from Ewyas Harold to Skenfrith

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Llangattock Lingoed—Ewyas Harold

Slow Ways added Llaewy one, a new walk from Llangattock Lingoed to Ewyas Harold

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Peterchurch—Ewyas Harold

Slow Ways added Petewy one, a new walk from Peterchurch to Ewyas Harold

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Talgarth—Ewyas Harold

Slow Ways added Talewy one, a new walk from Talgarth to Ewyas Harold

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Ewyas Harold, Sun 21 July

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Ewyas Harold’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SO3873228643

Lat / Lon

51.95289° / -2.89292°

Easting / Northing

338,732E / 228,643N

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