For those looking to explore the beautiful Herefordshire countryside surrounding Redhill Holidays, a stroll around Whitbourne Hall is a must-try. This scenic walk is an easy and enjoyable way to discover some of the region’s most breathtaking scenery, and it takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Starting from Redhill Holidays, the trail winds its way through picturesque woodlands, tranquil meadows, and historic landmarks before reaching the grandeur of Whitbourne Hall.
Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of the rolling hills that make this part of the world so special. So, if you’re ready to lace up your walking boots and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Herefordshire, join us for a closer look at this delightful walk around Whitbourne Hall.
So without further delay, let’s begin.
Head out of the car park and head down the hill.
You get to the bottom of the hill and before you start climbing up the hill again there is one road and then two drives. You want to take the last drive. In the picture our dog Buzz is at the first drive you want the next on!
You will head down a drive and there will be Rose Cottage on your right but keep left and head down. You will come into what seems like someone’s car park, but it is a right of way. Just after the garage with a home gym, you will see a gap. Head down the hill. Fizz our other dog is in the gap.
At the bottom of the hill, you will see a gate go through this and across the old bridge. Walk up the hill in the direction of the telegraph pole.
Once at the telegraph pole head diagonally down to a gate and style. Once over the style head towards the road which is in front of the trees and the old barn. There is a kissing gate there.
Go through the kissing gate cross the little road and head across the field to the bottom right hand side of the field keeping the large Cedar tree on your right and Whitbourne Hall on your left.
Whitbourne Hall was built between 1860 and 1862 and was built off the profits of vinegar by Edward Bickerton Evans. The vinegar works in Worcester were the largest in the world in 1903. The hall was often called “ Vinegar Hall”. You can just see as you walk past the Palm House which until 1930 was clad in glass and had a roof. The Hall was sold in the 1980s and converted into flats. The Evans family still owns the Whitbourne Estate.
When you get to the bottom right of the field you will see a bridge, cross this and head straight across the field. As you walk you will see a style in the hedge on the bottom edge of the field.
Cross the style and you will come to a second one, the path drops down some steps after the second style into a farm. Walk straight ahead between the two buildings.
Once you pass the buildings you will see another style through a small paddock, cross that and you will get to another style. For this walk once over the style turn immediately left and follow the road. If you go right there is another footpath to Bringsty Common.
Head down the road until you see two large tree stumps. Turn left after the second tree stump and head towards the trees. You will see a style in the hedge. Cross the stile and head over the bridge.
Follow the yellow arrows and you will come to another bridge. This crosses the Sapey Brook which is the boundary between Worcestershire and Herefordshire. The estate has an interesting series of sluices to control the water flow. Cross the bridge, the actual footpath goes straight across the field but there is a fenced in area that follows the Brook and most people use this. Climb the fence next to the giant redwood and keep following the path until you reach a gate. You will see the gardens of Whitbourne Hall over the brook on the left . There are lots of interesting trees like Cedars of Lebanon, Monkey Puzzle tress, and the Victoria status symbols, the giant redwoods.
Go through the gate and the kissing gate and turn left and walk past the lodge house. Do not turn up the drive to Whitbourne Hall. You will come to a style just after the concreted gateway into the field.
Cross the style and follow the field along the fence line and you will come to another field. There is a style on the right of the big tree. Go across the style and keep following the fence line.
You will come to a style on your right hand side about half way along the fence. However this path is often overgrown so we turn up the field following the tree line and fence and you will come to another style with a gate next to it. Cross the style and head up to the telegraph pole.
Once at the telegraph pole head down the hill and you will come to a very old stone bridge. Cross the bridge, the brook is the Linceter Brook. You will see a gate and a stile, go through the gate.
Once through the gate, there is a wooden bridge( mind the holes) and head straight up the hill. You are back at the garage with weights. Head straight down the drive this time keeping the house on your left. You will see another drive to the left to Rose Cottage. Keep to the right and the drive will bring you back onto the road. Turn left and keep on this road. You will walk up the hill where you will see the Redhill sign and you are back at the car park.
Thanks to James, Fizz, and Buzz for helping!
We hope you enjoy the walk.