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Ancient trees on the walk up to Croft Ambre Croft Castle, Herefordshire.
Ancient trees on the Croft Castle estate, Herefordshire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson
Worcestershire & Herefordshire

Croft Castle ancient tree walk

An enjoyable stroll through the fields around Croft Castle, taking in some of the ancient trees on the estate, including an avenue of chestnuts and the 1,000-year-old Quarry Oak. There's also a chance to visit the medieval church of St Michaels and All Angels.

Access to walking trails

All our walking trails are within the parkland at Croft Castle, so you'll need to pay the admission fee or present your National Trust membership card to access them.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

Croft visitor reception, grid ref SO45119 65659

Step 1

From visitor reception, turn right and go through the gate, following the track around to the left.

Step 2

Continue along the left-hand track, marked as the green route, keeping the farm buildings on your left.

Step 3

Go through the gate to enter the field. Head towards the bottom of the field, keeping the fence on your right.

Step 4

When you reach the end of the field, follow it round to the left through the hawthorn trees, again keeping the fence on your right.

Under shady chestnut trees
The Spanish Chestnut Avenue at Croft Castle, Herefordshire | © National Trust Images/Robert Morris

Step 5

Head through the gate into the next field, following the green markers.

Step 6

Keep following the mown path. You will pass the castle and the church on your left. Here, you can either go through the gate near the church to get back to the castle or carry on ahead along the drive to the car park.

An old church framed by trees, St Michael and All Angels, Croft Castle, Herefordshire
St Michael and All Angels medieval church on the Croft Castle estate, Herefordshire | © National Trust/James Dobson

Step 7

Exit the meadow through the gate. Walk through the gate to the right of the cattle grid and keep walking down the drive until you reach visitor reception.

End point

Croft visitor reception, grid ref SO45119 65659

Trail map

Ordnance Survey map of Croft Castle ancient tree walk, Herefordshire
The ancient tree walk at Croft Castle, Herefordshire | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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