Cycle paths, routes and improvements
Herefordshire is a great place to get out and about on a bike. Whether you want to commute to work or enjoy a leisurely scenic bike ride, we have a number of cycle routes around the county, as well as network routes passing through the area.
- Hereford area routes
- Hereford city centre routes
- Haywood Park and Grafton Loop (part I)
- Haywood Park and Grafton loop (part II)
- Greenway loop
- Breinton loop
- Hereford leisure ride
- Routes to Rotherwas
- Routes to Whitecross
- Leominster walking and cycling map
- Berrington Hall and Croft Castle cycle route
- Black and White Village route
We are working with national sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, to develop four National Cycle Network (NCN) routes crossing the county:
- NCN46 Newport (Gwent) and Neath - Abergavenny - Hereford - Worcester - Droitwich and its Skenfrith spur NCN426 (provides two access points for Monmouthshire's four castles route).
- NCN44 Shrewsbury - Hereford - Ross-on-Wye - Cinderford - Forest of Dean
- NCN423 Goodrich - Symonds Yat - Peregrine Path - Monmouth - Cwmbran
- NCN426 Kentchurch - Skenfrith
Cycle route improvements
We receive many requests for improvements to our cycling infrastructure. The number and scope of these requests greatly exceeds the funds available so we have to prioritise improvements to the schemes. Our prioritisation process ensures that all requests are considered equally against a cycle scheme assessment and ranking scheme that evaluates Local Transport Plan targets and objectives, the council's strategic network and stakeholder proposals. The assessment also ensures that we consider best practice and partnership working. If you would like more information on this process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal
The redevelopment of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal will provide a key part of Hereford's walking and cycling network. The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust have an agreement with Sustrans that all their towpaths will be cycle friendly. For further details of their plans and progress, visit the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust website.