Walking

As well as the famous Offa's Dyke Path, which follows the English–Welsh border for 177 miles alongside the 8th-century Offa's Dyke, walkers can follow the Herefordshire Trail (www.herefordshiretrail.com) on a 150-mile circular loop through Leominster, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Kington.

Only slightly less ambitious is the 136-mile Wye Valley Walk (www.wyevalleywalk.org), which runs from Chepstow in Wales through Herefordshire and back out again to Plynlimon.

The Three Choirs Way is a 100-mile route connecting the cathedrals of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester.

Cycling

Cyclists can trace the Six Castles Cycleway (NCN Route 44) from Hereford to Leominster and Shrewsbury, or NCN Route 68 to Great Malvern and Worcester.