Walking

Walking trail

Croft Ambrey walk at Croft Castle near Leominster

Walking trail

A longer circuit exploring ancient trees and the spectacular ramparts of the Croft Ambrey Iron Age hillfort.

Map

Map route for Croft Castle Ambrey walk

Start:

Croft visitor reception SO45119 65659

1

Turn right outside visitor reception and pass through the gate following the track around to your left. You should see markers for the blue trail which then takes you up the hill past a cottage on your left.

2

Continue up the hill through 2 gates passing some old chestnuts trees until you reach the gate at the entrance to the woods. On a clear day you can see Leominster, Kington and into the Welsh hills from here.

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The Spanish Chestnut Avenue at Croft Castle, Herefordshire

3

Go straight ahead through the gate continuing up the hill until the reach the outer ditches of Croft Ambrey.

4

Follow the path to the left which takes you on a clockwise tour around the hillfort.

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The evening sun on the ambrey at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

5

Once your circuit is complete return down the same path through the woods until you return into the field with the viewpoint.

6

Follow the blue marker left following a path along the edge of the woods. This path will turn right sticking to the fringe of the trees until you cut across the field returning to the gate by visitor reception.

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An old carriage drive through the parkland in Fishpool Valley, Croft Castle

End:

Croft visitor reception SO45119 65659

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Croft Ambrey walk at Croft Castle near Leominster

Terrain

Farm and forestry tracks, field paths and pasture with long but gentle slopes. Muddy in places and not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Croft Ambrey walk at Croft Castle near Leominster

Contact us

Croft Ambrey walk at Croft Castle near Leominster

How to get here

Address
Croft Castle Yarpole Nr Leominster HR6 0BL
By train

Nearest station Leominster 7 miles

By road

The entrance is off the B4362, turning north at Cock Gate between Bircher and Mortimer's Cross. The property is signposted from the A49 between Ludlow and Leominster, and from A4110 at Mortimer's Cross. Parking: 100 yards. Sat-Nav: use HR6 0BL

By bus

From Ludlow to Hereford (passing close Ludlow train station and Leominster), alight Gorbett Bank, 2¼ mile walk

By bicycle

Refer to this Sustrans cycle map

Croft Ambrey walk at Croft Castle near Leominster

Facilities and access

  • Tea-room - local food and drink freshly prepared in our own kitchen
  • Gift shop, plant sales, second-hand bookshop, wildlife and gardening gifts
  • Parking, 100 yards
  • Dogs on lead in parkland only
  • Tours available, groups welcome, - please contact us before you visit
  • Children's play area, all-terrain pushchairs to borrow, children's quiz/trail, family activity packs
  • Separate mobility parking, 20 yards. Wheelchair-accessible transfer. Drop-off point
  • Mobility toilet facilities at tea-room, wheelchair available, induction loop, sensory experience