Walks And Walking – Newburn Farm Kington Walking Route
I was staying at Newburn Farm Kington for a few nights during the Hay Festival in Hay-On-Wye, Wales and it really was a treat. A wonderful family run Bed and Breakfast in the glorious Herefordshire countryside, and only a short drive up to the Brecon Beacons.
Waking up to the sound of birdsong and newborn lambs outside was a truly therapeutic way to start the day and the owners helped me sketch out a really good local circular walk along the original tracks of Offa’s Dyke and the Mortimer Trail. Having enjoyed a a hearty Farmhouse breakfast, which was absolutely delicious, I was ready to set off from Newburn Farm Kington.
From Newburn Farm I walked down the lane turning left at the end of Kingswood Road and then right along Headbrook all the way up to the roundabout at the A44 where I then walked left all the way up to the next roundabout and then right down the B3455. Just after the houses I walked right at the signpost and followed the track all the way down to the River Arrow.
I followed the River Arrow all the way to the lane where I walked right and then left by the next signpost after the cottage to rejoin the river path which also runs alongside the disused railway tracks of the original Offa’s Dyke. I continued to follow the main track to Titley Junction walking left up the lane keeping left at the junction to rejoin the B3455 where I truned right and walked all the way up to Titley, passing the Stag Inn on my left hand side.
I continued to follow the very clear Mortimer Trail waymarkers walking left down the main track just passed the church in Titley. This track then arches up and around and back down to the B3455 through Wychmoor Wood and Little Brampton Wood where I was surprised to still see an abundance of Bluebells.
I then traced my route back down to the roundabout at the A44 but walked straight across Victoria Street to have a quick look around town before joining Duke Street and then turning left down Bridge Street back to Headbrook and then Newburn Farm Kington after a good 4 hours and 12 miles later.
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