Herefordshire has a broad range of topography and each area has its own style of architecture. From the use of warm sandstone in the south, granite on the Welsh borders, black and white-timber frame in the north, and red brick in the east.
The River Wye stretches the full length of the county and down stream to the border between Wales and the Forest of Dean. The Wye Valley has been voted Britain’s favourite river. Wye Valley walks, cycle routes and car drives make it accessible to all.
The term picturesque was coined as a description and architectural movement as a result of Regency visits up the river. Hence the Wye valley has been described as the birthplace of tourism.
Our cottage is only a couple of fields from the river; the nearest access point is Backney picnic site. Without getting into the car there are great walks and cycle rides connecting pretty villages by crisscrossing 19th century footbridges.