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0.9km / 0.56miles

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OS grid reference SO229426
Postcode HR3 5BG

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Starting co-ordinates
52° 4' 38" N -3° 7' 33" W (DMS)

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Approximate time
1 hour


Walk Grade
(5 = Hardest)

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Come for a stroll along this gem of a walk which is only a hop, skip and a jump away from Hay’s quirky narrow streets. A delight in all seasons, the old railway line follows the wooded banks of the River Wye to an expansive riverside meadow known as ‘The Warren’. This is a grade 1 walk - routes which are barrier free, have negligible gradients and solid or compacted surfaces. May also have seats.

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Of interest

On your way you will be rewarded with changing perspectives of woods and river as the path passes through woodland and then along the river bank. This is a place to appreciate what nature has to offer in every season. In summer, when the trees are heavy with foliage you will get enticing glimpses of the river on the one hand and the town, with the tower of St Mary’s church, on the other. This is the time to pack your towel, picnic and a ball even: there’s nowhere better than The Warren to go for a paddle when the river is very low, enjoy a tasty riverside picnic and play some quiet ball games. ‘Who needs the coast when you have The Warren? At other times of the year this is a lovely spot to simply enjoy a good stretch of the legs in beautiful surroundings.

Remember to:

  • take all your litter home,
  • keep your dog on a lead – sheep regularly graze The Warren,
  • not to light fires,
  • not to camp.

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