Walks Around Kington
Kington Tourist Information Centre has many walking leaflets to help the visitor make the most of their stay. These include walks around Kington looking at the town and historical buildings and short circular walks allowing the visitor to explore the back lanes of the town and enjoy the views from Bradnor Hill and Hergest Ridge.
Walkers equipped with the Ordnance Survey Explorer 201 map and using the local bus service may also enjoy linear walks. A good almost hourly bus service runs between Llandrindod Wells, via Kington, to Hereford from Monday to Saturday. The route gives access to parts of the Offa's Dyke Path and hill walking on the Herefordshire/Powys border and passes through many villages including Weobley of Black and White fame. Visit our walking using public transport page for suggested routes and also find more details on public transport at our useful links page.
We also stock a small selection of books with walks in the Kington area, local Landranger and Explorer maps and other leaflets taking walkers further afield into Herefordshire and Powys.
Kington Walking Festival
Kington Walks, Kington's very own walking festival estsblished in 2012 and running over four days in mid September. The festival has varied programme of over 40 walks and includes talks plus evening entertainment. Something to suit every body. Kington Walks have since added a Spring Festival in April.
Longer walks include:
Offa's Dyke is an old earthwork boundary between England and Wales built by order of King Offa of the ancient kingdom of Mercia. The Offa's Dyke Path, a National Trail, has been created following the line of the dyke. Many walkers will know of this trail and original parts of the dyke can still be seen in the Kington area. The trail leads over marvellous countryside with panoramic views. You can find lots of information on Offa's Dyke Path at National Trails.
The ODP can now be linked to the Wye Valley Walk by following Vaughan's Way from Kington to Bredwardine - as detailed in "Walking with a Greyhound in Herefordshire in Wales" published in 2002. This route is fully waymarked.
The Mortimer Trail, a 30 mile route from Ludlow to Kington, was devised in 1995 to give access to some beautiful walking in the border country of England and Wales. It has everything a good walk should have - high ridges, woodland, riverside walking and views all around. Further details.
A 150 mile waymarked path around the county, passing through the market towns including Kington. Guide book available to buy in the Kington Tourist Information Centre.
Arrow Valley Walk
Following the River Arrow from its source in the Welsh Hills, through Kington to where it joins the River Lugg near Leominster. Guide book available to buy in the Kington Tourist Information Centre.
A 79 mile walk from Kington to Broadway Tower crossing the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Waymarked from west to east. Guide book available to buy in the Kington Tourist Information Centre.
8 Pub Challenge Walk
Free leaflet with map available in the Kington Tourist Information Centre. A 26 mile circular walk from Kington in seven stages taking in village pubs who will stamp your leaflet.