Just Visiting: Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire

Harriet and I were in Herefordshire recently and decided to visit the Norman medieval castle at Goodrich. We had been through Goodrich before when walking our Symonds Yat Circular but unfortunately had not had time to visit the castle while we there. When got there is was obvious to us why this ruin is regarded as one … Continue reading Just Visiting: Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire

Birmingham and Worcester Canal: Worcester to Droitwich Spa

For this delightful towpath walk we ventured north on the train and through the Malvern Hills (AONB) into Worcester. The surrounding countryside made the train journey very enjoyable; at nearly every stop between Gloucester and Worcester either Harriet or I would say something like, "Where are we? I've never heard of this place... but it … Continue reading Birmingham and Worcester Canal: Worcester to Droitwich Spa

Wye Valley: Symonds Yat Circular

Herefordshire is another beautiful county in easy reach of where we live. Although it is largely dominated by agricultural land, the river Wye flows through the county, running through the Wye Valley which has some of the best riverside places that you can visit in the whole of the UK. Canonised Romantic poet William Wordsworth wrote of the Wye Valley in … Continue reading Wye Valley: Symonds Yat Circular