To get an idea to what Herefordshire is all about, this article from is a good start.

Here are some of the highlights:

Within the county, the Wye is what many come for, to kayak, canoe or paddle-board on the river. Preston Campsite is the perfect location for a days river travel from Hay-on-Wye.

Hay-on-Wye, the home of the world renown Book Festival each summer. For all bookworms that want lazy days in bookshops, followed by lazy days peacefully sat reading books in the countryside, Preston Campsite is only 25 minutes away from the border village.

Narnia, where animals speak and magic reigns. The scenery in the Golden Valley is believed to have inspired the author C.S. Lewis in the writing of the Chronicles of Narnia. Within 6 miles of Preston Campsite there is Arthur’s Stone, a 5,000-year-old Neolithic tomb, believed to be the origin of the sacrificial stone table in The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. Meanwhile, on the other side of the county, the inspirations for the famous lamp-post in the snowy kingdom of Narnia is said to come from both C.S. Lewis and Tolkein finding inspiration from the old gas lamps in Malvern.

The Cat’s Back (a hill) is a unique walk, if you can find it! It’s known as the Cat’s Back due to the hill resembling the appearance of a hunched, sitting cat. Walking across the Cat’s Back is like walking across a knifes edge, revealing on one side an uninterrupted view of the flat countryside of Herefordshire, and on the other the looming views of the Black Mountains.

If pretty villages are your thing, then visit Hay-on-Wye, Weobley, Eardisland, Mordiford (legend has it a dragon settled here), Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury.

If in search of history, then discover the cathedral city of Hereford. The cathedral has a famous chained library, and the 13th century Mappa Mundi. If you are looking for history with a twist, visit the cider museum.

There is plenty to discover. If not, just chill at Preston Campsite and enjoy nature.