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Backbury Hill and Mordiford Circular Walk

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Hereford, Herefordshire, England

Backbury Hill and Mordiford Circular Walk is a 3.8 mile loop trail located near Hereford, Herefordshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 748 feet Route Type: Loop

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nature trips

walking

bird watching

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views

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A circular walk around the northern part of the Wye Valley taking in Backbury Hill, the pretty Pentaloe Brook and the village of Mordiford. A beautifully varied route with sections of woodland, pastures, village lanes, meadows and old tracks, you will be rewarded with glorious views throughout. Mordiford is best known for the legend of its dragon which was said to drink from the confluence of the Rivers Lugg and Wye and you will see a dragon symbol on many of the waymarks along the way. The route has several climbs and descents throughout including one fairly steep ascent. The paths can be very muddy after periods of rain and can be overgrown in summer so good boots and long trousers are a must. You will need to negotiate six stiles, some of which are fairly tall for humans but all of which have gaps underneath that medium dogs should be able to pass through. There are also several gates along the way and one flight of steps. Whilst the majority of the paths are through woodland or along enclosed tracks, you will need to pass through some pastures which may be holding sheep and/or cattle. You will also be sharing the paths with lots of game birds. Approximate time 2 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

This was our first non local walk in 7 weeks due to the Covid 19 lockdown and it was a lovely warm May day so we were ready for it. This is a lovely walk with a mix of woodland and meadows. Half way round in Mordiford we found a bench to sit on and have lunch. The car park can cope with 6-8 cars.

walking
5 months ago

enjoyable easy to moderate trail id say, got out of breath once at the end. Varies from farm land to wood land and streams. Took 6 dogs on this walk and they loved it!! they were off lead for 70% of walk

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

Great trail.. very well signposted through woodland, fields, by streams, with amazing views on the second elevated section. The Moon pub, which can be spotted just on from the start of the 5th waypoint, served lovely food.. highly recommend

hiking
9 months ago

Nice walk

hiking
9 months ago

Nice and varied trail, trough woodland and pastures. It was a little too long for us, with a 5 year old and not much experience but it was worth it. There were a few sleep areas but overall the path was level and walking was relaxing. Nice views.

hiking
muddy
Tue Jun 11 2019

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