Huntlands Farm

Active holidays

Surrounded by beautiful countryside to explore

Walking

Huntlands Farm is surrounded by beautiful countryside including acres of open common land known as Bromyard Downs (over 260 acres) and Bringsty Common. We also have two public footpaths running through our farmland.

With hundreds of walks throughout both counties, John Harris’s Walking in England website provides FREE walks to download, as well as details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the counties.
We are also ideally situated if you are walking the following routes:

The Malvern Trail – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), famed for its dramatic hills and for the pure spring water that flows from them. The Malvern Hills are a great walkers paradise and a dream for amateur photographers.

The Knapp and Papermill Nature Reserve offering 3 circular walks totalling 13.5km through mainly pasture and woodland, some steep slopes.

Three Choirs Way – A route between Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester through countryside of hop-yards, vineyards and orchard with a theme linking the walk to the ancient music festivals still celebrated annually in the three Cathedrals.  The rivers Severn, Wye, Teme and Lugg are crossed as are the Marcle and Malvern Ridges and the Suckley Hills.  The Way connects with the Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Wysis and Severn Ways and the Wye Valley Walk.

Worcestershire Way – Starting along the River Severn in the Georgian town of Bewdley, it crosses rolling farmland to reach the Abberley Hills. It continues over the hills of Penny and Ankerdine to cross the River Teme. The Suckley Hills are also traversed and from Cowleigh it crosses the northern main Malvern Hills to the Victorian spa town of Great Malvern beneath. The route was revised in 2004.

Organised walks include:

Herefordshire Walking Festival, 9 days, more than 30 walks, long and short, Rocks and Rivers, Hill Forts and Castles to explore – full programme on the website.

Malvern Walking Festival40 walks ranging from slow gentle strolls around town to an extremely demanding 59 mile, 6 day Discovery Trail.  Designed for people with varying abilities & interests.  For further details and to book, visit the website.

The Ghost Walk of Worcester - Chilling tales of history and mystery from the city where Oliver Cromwell sold his soul to the devil! Tours not for the faint hearted!

vals still celebrated annually in the three Cathedrals.  The rivers Severn, Wye, Teme and Lugg are crossed as are the Marcle and Malvern Ridges and the Suckley Hills.  The Way connects with the Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Wysis and Severn Ways and the Wye Valley Walk.

The Mid Worcestershire Ring allows boats, cyclists and walkers to make a 21-mile circular journey through some of Britain’s most beautiful and historic countryside.

Alternatively, take yourself on a self-guided walk & treasure hunt with the help of Treasure Trails:
Herefordshire Treasure Trails
Worcestershire Treasure Trails 
We have many walking books and maps that you can borrow during your stay with us.

Cycling

If you wish to bring your own bike with you, we can provide a secure building to keep them in overnight.  A great, local cycling route is the Knightwick to Storridge Cycle Route which is 26 miles of hilly excursion using the lesser used lanes around the delightful Suckley Hills, including three short lengths of main road and three prolonged climbs, which make it a good workout for the active rider.  There are six pubs en route as well as several shops for refreshments!
Other rides to consider are
Colwall and Cradley – 15 miles, a pleasant meander around the meadows in the vicinity of Cradley Brook.  It is undulating, but with no nasty climbs and all on country lanes, so suitable for families and occasional riders.
British Camp & Bromsberrow – 20 miles, this ride includes two sections of main road together with one prolonged climb to Jubilee Drive, so is less suitable for children and inexperienced riders.
This website may help you plan some routes.
We have facilities for drying any wet weather gear or muddy boots.

Sport

There is a range of local sports for everyone to enjoy.

Cheltenham Racecourse (35 miles) the jewel in Jump racing’s crown, plays host to the best jumping action in the world from 350 spectacular acres in the lee of the beautiful Cotswold hills.

Go Ape (17 miles) Experience the thrill of spending 2-3 hours in the tree tops – flying through the air on epic zip wires, climbing tree-top ladders, crossing wooden bridges, tackling obstacles and leaping into giant Tarzan swings.  After monkeying around, explore the beautiful forest surroundings and enjoy lunch at the GoApe Forest Cafe whilst taking in the stunning views.

Out to Grass Mountain Board Centre (8 miles)Europe’s longest running mountain board centre. Hire & Ride includes free instruction for beginners. Various tracks for experienced boarders and hikers.

Sapey Golf Club (on the doorstep) 27 holes of challenging golf, set in the rolling hills of the Herefordshire & Worcestershire border.

Tipton Hall Riding Stables & Livery (on the doorstep) offers riding for adults and children, from the complete beginner to the more experienced rider.

Worcester Cricket Ground (10 miles) Home of Worcestershire Royals. Quintessentially English with views of the majestic Worcester Cathedral it is the perfect setting for cricket.

Worcester Racecourse (10 miles) 20 exciting summer jumping race days, from April until October, set in the heart of Worcester on the banks of the River Severn.

Rural Concierge

Based in Herefordshire, ruralconcierge offers quality sightseeing itineraries, tours and talks.  Planning and booking a tour has never been easier. 
‘The creative team have extensive tourism and heritage knowledge and enjoy working in partnership with local tourism businesses, heritage sites, communities, organisations and tour guides on projects and events to create the best possible high quality visitor experiences through trails, groups visits and bookable experiences.’