Applewood Mill, Hereford, Herefordshire
This is a great area for walking, several footpaths pass through the village, the closest being a few hundred yards from the B&B. Some very special walks are within a few miles from here.
Copies of routes & a map are available in your room, or just ask for suggestions, we are keen walkers! We can suggest day tours of Herefordshire. We have a good knowledge of historical sites including Iron Age Hill Forts; Medieval gems like Kilpeck and the Mappa Mundi.
A little further afield you can enjoy panoramic views from the top of the Malvern Hills.
In the neighbouring village of Putley you can learn how cider is made, and taste the produce of award winning local cider - Once upon a tree . The historic house of Hellens is open from Easter until the end of September.
The Cathedral city of Hereford is 3 miles away, and Worcester and Gloucester are all approximately 40 minutes drive. The Regency town of Cheltenham is approxiately 45 minutes drive.
We are also very convenient for the Wye valley – enjoy a river trip at Symonds Yat and the views from Yat Rock.
The local town of Ledbury has many old timber framed buildings, museums and tearooms.
The area offers many cultural events, including plays, concerts and films at the Malvern Theatres. The area is also home to the annual Three Choirs Festival. Hereford is home to the outstanding contemporary dance company: 2Faced Dance Company
If you enjoy historic houses, visit Hellens or one of the nearby National Trust properties, including Berrington Hall and Croft Castle – both near Leominster, or the exquisite Brockhampton Estate near Bromyard.
If you like castles, the Welsh Marches is an area rich in history. Within easy reach you will find Goodrich Castle, Skenfrith Castle, Grosmont Castle, and Eastnor Castle (a stunning historic house set in extensive grounds).
There is so much to do in the surrounding area that you will wish you had stayed longer.