Kington Walks 2024 Spring Festival

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Kington, a small town in Herefordshire about 1km from the border with Wales, is hosting a walking festival from April 19 to 21.

The lengths of walks varies from a few miles to hill walks of up to 14 miles.

The first walk, on Friday, April 19, is a relatively level 4.5-mile walk with no steep climbs that takes in the recently opened Python’s Arms and a minibus return to Kington for an evening meal in Ye Olde Tavern. The walk initially follows the River Arrow close to the route of the redundant railway and continues along the track bed of the former tramway.

There are six walks on the Saturday, as well as a quiz. Perhaps one of the questions may be about the connection between Mike Oldfield and the walks – as the first of the day takes in one of his album titles, Hergest Ridge. The 8:30 a.m. start is a five-mile Birds of Hergest Ridge walk. And there’s another, an eight-mile Hergest Ridge and Hanter Hill walk. Other walks on Saturday are Golden Headland, Kington Mills and Weirs, Heart of Wales trail, and All Aboard, Last Train to Pembridge!

There are also six walks on Sunday: Radnor Forest Hill Tops, Hergest Croft Gardens in Flower, A Border Battle, Victoria Cross Memorial Trail, Huntington’s Glacial and Medieval Past, and A Touch of Knill Magic.

The organisers also run an Autumn Festival, which this year takes place from September 19 to 22.

To book any of the walks, and for more details on the walks and pricing, visit here.