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Ledbury to Wellington Heath

LOCALITY: Ledbury, Herefordshire
DISTANCE: 2 miles (3.22 km)
FACILITIES: There & back, Toilets, Pub, Cafe

GRADIENT: A few ups & downs
OS MAP: Malvern Hills & Bredon Hill

Walk description:

Linear walk starting at Ledbury Market Hall and passing close to the town's large Medieval church before going up the old coach road (with buggy accessible steps) and then left along an unsurfaced private road before entering a network of footpaths to Wellington Heath. The path is fully gated (mainly pedestrian gates but with three medium access kissing gates) with one new, wide, footbridge. This is a landscape of gentle hills and woodland and, once out of Ledbury, the terrain is one of grassland and orchards with good views over the surrounding countryside.

Additional notes:

There is a lot of grass walking, so larger wheeled buggies are the most suitable. It may be possible to treat this as a linear walk with public transport connections but it works best as a 3.5 - 4 mile 'there and back' walk. Ledbury has a good selection of pubs and restaurants and a circular walk can take in the Farmer's Arms in Wellington Heath for a pub lunch

03/10/2007 | Walk posted by Tim Thompson

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

Ledbury to Wellington Heath

14/01/2008 | Reviewed by cathy nettley

The wide steps at the beginning of this walk are accessible with a buggy. However the steps where you cross
Knapp Lane towards Frith wood would be much more difficult with a buggy. They are a lot steeper and narrower.

The terrain at the beginning of the walk is very uneven and at times can be very muddy as it
is a compact mud path.

This walk would not be suitable with any sort of wheelchair. As for a
buggy, even an all terrain would find it difficult in places, especially when it has been wet.