walking correspondents, Me and Her, describe the walk:
is an enjoyable circular walk in Herefordshire from Bosbury to Coddington
and back again.
beautiful views and goes over farmland in late Summer (we walked
drove from Worcester on the A4103 for Hereford.
about nine miles, we turned left along the B4220 to Bosbury.
Bosbury we parked in front of the Church.
We walked back North along the road, passing a phone box and the
Old Chapel on our right and turned right after about two hundred
yards along a minor road sign posted South Field and Wellington
After about 200 yards we turned left by a metal gate to go along
to Marcle Ridge on the right and the graceful spire of Coddington
the end of the track we went through a gate and took the footpath
to a gate in the hedge half way up the field, continuing to the
right of a large metal barn, coming out on to a minor road.
is part of a The Grange, the farm house being over the road.
right on the road and after about fifty yards took the footpath
on the left that is on the right hand side of a hedge bounding the
then walked over three fields, eventually coming to another minor
road, with Woodfields Farm on the right.
this stretch of the walk we saw several old hop fields which are
no longer used for growing hops just the old hop field structures
still in place.
left up the road, we soon came to the entrance to Coddington Vineyard.
Here we bought a bottle of wine, walked through the attractive gardens
and followed the footpath up through the vineyard to a style at
you do not want to go to the vineyard shop, the footpath goes through
a gap in the hedge, over a bridge to the left of a pond and then
up through the vineyard to the style mentioned above all well
then went over a double style style, turned left, over another style
and then went right along a track to the church. This dates from
of the things that caught our eyes was a plaque on the wall to two
brothers, aged 24 and 27 who were drowned trying to save a fellow
the Church Gate there are superb views out to Hay Bluff about thirty
the track from the Church we turned left at a minor road.
then followed the minor road which twisted and turned down to the
beautiful buildings and garden of Slatch Farm.
the road bends left.
followed the road, ignoring a road to the right.
walked passed Upper Townend Farm and took a track to the right about
two hundred yards further on.
we walked along the right hand boundary of the field, eventually
coming to a gate.
along the right hand side of the field to where we entered.
we went back along the track and retraced our steps back to the
had a look round the Church, again dating from the mid 1100s which
has a detached bell tower. (We think that there are about seven
of these in Herefordshire.)
is the Bell Inn for refreshments or you can drive to a nearby village
or town (Colwall, Ledbury, Malvern).
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