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|Capler Wood and the River Wye|
|Author: Claire, Published: 09 Aug 2014||Walk Rating:|
|Herefordshire, Wye Valley|
|A 2.5 mile circular walk through the woodland slopes alongside the River Wye in Herefordshire. The ancient woodland slopes are a blaze of colour with wild flowers in the spring and the beautiful River Wye is host to lots of wildlife. |
The walk follows a mixture of quiet country lanes (take care of the traffic on these) plus woodland/grass tracks alongside the river which can get fairly muddy after periods of rain. All of the paths are a good width and there are no stiles, gates or steps on the route. There is one long fairly steep descent along a road and a steep ascent up a stone track at the end of the walk. There are no toilet or refreshment facilities nearby, but you could bring a picnic. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.
The walk starts and finishes from the Brinkley Hill Picnic Site, just a short distance south west of the small hamlet of Ladyridge and the village of Brockhampton. There are two villages called Brockhampton in Herefordshire, this being the one located about half way between Ross-on-Wye and Hereford. The post code HR1 4SL will lead you to the cottages around Brinkley Hill Farm. Continue just another few hundred yards south-west along the lane and you will find the grass mound/stone bays parking area of the picnic site on the right.
|Start to Capler View Point|
Start point: 51.9783 lat, -2.6069 long
Leave the picnic site parking area back onto the road and turn left along this, taking care of any occasional traffic. You will pass between a selection of cottages including Keeper’s Cottage and the Cider Barn. Further along you will pass Brinkley Hall Farm on the left.
|Capler View Point to Cobbled Track|
Start point: 51.9884 lat, -2.5974 long
When you’ve finished admiring the views, continue along the lane (taking care of any traffic) passing Capler Lodge on the right. Follow the main lane as it leads you fairly steeply downhill between the sections of Capler Wood. The ancient woodland is dominated by oak, ash and lime trees and it supports a diverse range of ground plants including many damp loving ferns and mosses.
|Cobbled Track to End|
Start point: 51.9897 lat, -2.6009 long
Keep ahead along the cobbled track with the river down to the right. The cobbles soon become a grass track which you will now follow for some distance.
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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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