Get outdoors this May at Croft Castle

A family walking in the parkland at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

May is National Walking Month, so why not get outdoors and explore Croft's historic parkland? We've got around 1500-acres to discover, as well as guided walks throughout May.

With glorious veteran trees, an Iron Age hillfort and a secluded and Picturesque Fishpool Valley; there's so much to discover in Croft's quietly ancient parkland.

Follow the way-markers through the ancient trees at Croft Castle
The first way-marker on the ancient tree walk at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Follow the way-markers through the ancient trees at Croft Castle

May is a fantastic month to get outdoors at Croft; our native British bluebells flower at the end of April and throughout May and create a fabulous display in the wood pasture and along the carriage-rides in Fishpool Valley. Join our countryside ranger for an ancient tree and bluebell walk on Saturday 12 May, to find out more about the history of the parkland.

Discover carpets of bluebells in the parkland at Croft
Family walking through bluebells at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Discover carpets of bluebells in the parkland at Croft

Our ambitious restoration project to restore and revive the once Picturesque Fishpool Valley continues; see if you can find the icehouse and limekiln which are both being repaired in May. Find out more about our project on a Picturesque tour of the landscape, running every Wednesday in May and June, from 2pm to 3pm.

Part of the old carriage drive in Fishpool Valley, surrounded by bluebells
An old carriage drive through the parkland in Fishpool Valley, Croft Castle
Part of the old carriage drive in Fishpool Valley, surrounded by bluebells

Croft's landscape is also significant geologically. Join the Croft Castle Geology Champions on a guided walk on Saturday 5 May, from 10am to 3pm.

To find out more about our guided walks, including how to book, check out our what's on page.