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Our Suggestions for November

Hereford Arts Market

Saturday 4th November

Hereford’s art and craft market in High Town, Hereford HR1 1AA from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 4th November. There are usually around 30 stalls selling unique, affordable, original arts and crafts from local makers.  Crafts for sale include pottery, sculpture, jewellery and textiles.

 

Christmas at Croft Castle

18th, 19th, 25th, & 26th November

Step back in time to the 1950’s this Christmas at Croft and evoke the spirit of post-war Britain through the rooms of the castle. Discover how the Croft family worked with the National Trust to save the castle and its parkland for the nation in 1957.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle-and-parkland

Hay Festival Winter Weekend

23rd to 26th November

Festival magic for all the family. Enjoy Hay Festival Winter Weekend and the start of Advent in Hay on Wye Whether you are visiting for the first time or the 18th time, enjoy stories, music and great company and some warming and joyful festival spirit.

Hay Winter Food Festival is on Saturday 25 November from 10-4pm in the Market Square with over 40 local exhibitors

Hay Does Vintage on Sunday 26 November from 10:30-4pm in the Market Square, Cheese market and Butter Market.

 www.hayfestival.com/winterweekend

Soldiers’ Charity Raceday

Wednesday 29th November

Hereford Racecourse is partnering with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for this inaugural raceday.

Hereford Racecourse is helping raise funds for servicemen and women. There are also plans for a military choir to entertain racegoers during the afternoon.

www.hereford-racecourse.co.uk

Christmas with the Georgians at Berrington Hall

18th & 25th November

The Georgians loved a good party so visit Berrington Hall to celebrate Christmas music, food, dancing and present giving traditions enjoyed by the gentry of a grand mansion house.

The ground floor of the mansion will be dressed as if it were an evening masquerade ball see some of the stunning costumes they may have worn to dance the night away.

Go downstairs to see the hustle and bustle of servant life whilst the Lord’s and ladies of the house enjoyed a relaxing party upstairs.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berrington-hall

Christmas Fair on The Green

Sunday 27th November

Great collection of stalls showcasing all you need for those very special presents & stocking fillers.  Music & activities for children, choice of excellent street food plus the Friends’ Cafe serving warming mulled wine & very good cake.

www.friendsofcastlegreen.org.uk

Our Suggestions For October

Cider Weekend at Berrington Hall

7th October

The Cider Weekend at Berrington Hall showcases Berrington’s harvest of its vintage apple collection, which will be on display and available to buy and take home over the weekend.  Cider bars, apple grafting, pruning and identification and pressing demonstrations.  Take your weird and wonderful varieties for identification by the apple ID team…

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berrington-hall/whats-on

Big Apple Weekend

14th & 15th Ocotober

Take part in a seasonal celebration of English apples and cider in the Herefordshire parishes of Marcle Ridge. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Scrumpy House. Leominster Morris Men will be there during the course of the day. Cider Mill tour and tastings also be available during the day….

www.bigapple.org.uk

Cider Making Festival

21st October

A day of apple themed activities ….

www.cidermuseum.co.uk

Eardisland Craft Fair

21st October

Eardisland Craft Fair is held both inside St Mary’s Church and in two marquees.  Crafts being exhibited include a comprehensive range of jewellery, scarves and handbags, scented candles, cards, metalworks, polished gemstones, woodcrafts, textiles and much, much more!  With over 40 stalls to browse this will be an event not to miss…

Waterworks Museum

29th October

This is one of the 20 days in 2017 when the Waterworks Museum will be open between 12-4pm with all the Museum’s engines operating in steam.

The Museum is also the home to a permanent exhibition about Hereford in WW2 and is generally a time capsule of social history for Herefordshire, the Marches and parts of Wales.

And the museum has one of the widest range of working steam, oil, gas and hot air engines engines in the UK, many of which can be seen doing what they were intend for – pumping water.

www. waterworksmuseum.org.uk

 

 

Stayed at Sink Green in mid-August ….

Stayed at Sink Green in mid-August whilst attending a week long training course nearby. The course was very full on and intense, so it was lovely to come back to Sink Green and relax in the farmhouse or go for a walk along the river to clear my head. Sue was a great hostess, the room clean, comfortable and well equipped with a fabulous shower – just what I needed to wake up for another day’s hard training. Oh and the view from the window across green meadows was very relaxing. The full English breakfasts were superb, the Wi-Fi always working well and fast. When a few of us ordered a meal to be delivered to the farm one evening, Sue was kind enough to lay the table for dinner and take everything away again and wash it all, even though that’s not really in the remit of a B&B host. But she did it anyway, which was kind of her. You won’t be disappointed if you stay here.

5* Review on Google

Mordiford Circular Walk

Breath taking views, peace and tranquility thoughout the woodland.

A 4 mile circular walk: Time: 2-3 hours

This walk is around the northern part of the Wye Valley taking in Backbury Hill, the pretty Pentaloe Brook and the village of Mordiford (the bridge at Mordiford dates back to the 14th century and is one of the oldest bridges in Herefordshire). 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……..

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Mordiford Circular Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For full details, click the link below:-

https://www.ifootpath.com/display-ifootpath-walk?walkID=3510

Download map below:-

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/1759/mordiford_circular_walk