Wild Walks is a new collection of walks, created by Nic Howes, originally published in Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildside magazine. Each walk takes you through a particular landscape - and usually at least one of the Trust’s 55 nature reserves - and includes information on the wildlife and habitats you may see on your rambles. The diversity of walks reflects the diversity of our beautiful county: urban walks following hidden streams, rambles through wildflower meadows, mountain expeditions and explorations of ancient, legend-filled woodlands.
Nic Howes is a geographer, teacher and walker. As well as creating these walks for the Trust's Wildside magazine, Nic has led walks for the Herefordshire Walking Festival and the Wye Valley AONB. Nic said:
“I continue to enjoy exploring Herefordshire’s rich landscapes and varied wildlife habitats after more than forty years of peregrination in the county. I have been pleased to share many of my findings through the Wild Walks feature in Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildside magazine. It is rewarding to see more than a dozen Wild Walks collected in a handy booklet, thanks to much enthusiastic support, particularly from Brian Hurrell and Frances Weeks. I hope you enjoy exploring these routes and watch out for more Wild Walks in Wildside – and possibly a further collection in Volume 2 in due course!”
The book is available from the Trust’s Ledbury and Queenswood shops and through our website: https://www.herefordshirewt.org/shop, priced £5.
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s retail officer, Debbie Bean, said:
“We’ve only had the book on sale for a few days but it’s already flying out of the shop! This collection of walks is popular, I think, because it takes you to some lesser know places and along paths rarely walked. When the routes go through busier places – such as Hereford City – the walk makes you look at your surroundings in a whole new way. It is also a great introduction to some of our nature reserves – hidden gems in the landscape.”
All money raised from the sale of the book will support Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s conservation work across Herefordshire.