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Discover the delightful Black and White villages of North Herefordshire, set in the beautiful and historic borderlands of England and Wales.

Follow in the footsteps of ancient travellers as you meander through the wonderful medieval villages of North Herefordshire. Marvel at vast oak beams in detached bell towers, run your hands over rough oak frames that have stood since before the first Queen Elizabeth.

Enjoy the tranquil peace of delightful Norman stone churches and the sheer beauty of the villages and countryside. These hidden gems, this enchanted land… the Black and White Village Trail is a unique slice of England that can be found almost nowhere else.

With it’s quiet roads, friendly inns, tea rooms and B&B’s, this little patch of Herefordshire is a must for any visitor.

The Black and White Village Trail is a self guided circular trail of approximately 40 miles long, through the beautiful North Herefordshire countryside.

The circular trail is set out in a clockwise direction, and though the trail leaflet starts and finishes in Leominster, you may join at any point. The route is signed throughout with brown and white tourist signs. Please be prepared for and be patient with farm vehicles, particularly on minor roads.

The total distance is about 40 miles (64kms) and has the opportunity for plenty of stops along the way at villages, market towns and places of interest. The trail will provide an enjoyable day’s excursion at any time of year.

The trail is suitable for cars and coaches.

© Leominster Country Tourism Association/Leominster Tourist Information Centre/Leominster Town Council 2018. All Rights Reserved. Registered Address: 11 Corn Square, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8YP


The Black and White Village Trail Leaflet and Route Guide.

The Black and White Village Trail leaflet is available to pick up in person from Leominster Tourist Information Centre, 11 Corn Square.

You can also request a copy by contacting us on 01568 616460 or by emailing tourism@leominstertowncouncil.gov.uk with your name and address details.



To download The Black and White Trail leafltet please click here