Wye valley walk

  1. The walk starts in the centre of Dymock. With your back to the church, cross the B4215 and walk south-eastwards along the pavement towards newent. Cross the small stream then cross back over the road to a footpath on the left. Take the right hand path sign posted Poet’s Path No.1. Cross the field to the stile. Walk left around the cricket pitch then to the left of the pavilion, behind which the path goes between two white-tipped posts. Walk along the left side of paddock to the stile in the corner. Turn right, poet’s path 1 crosses diagonally right to the kiss gate. Down the steps onto the lane. Cross to Crowfield lane opposite. This takes you past Crowfield farm and over the M50 motorway.


  1. You are now in the wild daffodil country but they hide beneath the ground and are only visible in March and April. In May, look out for bluebells. Continue straight along the track, through a small gate and then follow the path along the top of the field. Go through a small gate and along a path beside ketford bank nature reserve. Through another gate onto the bridleway through the woodland. You will pass the outcrop of red sandstone. The path curves round to exit in the track and barn farm.

3. Turn left twice, cross the river Leadon and takes the bridleway on the right at the corner. ( note; short walk continues along the lane to re-join the main walk at Ryton) The main walk continues along Poets Path no.1. After 50 yards fork right and follow the track to cutmill. Just beyond the buildings, take the middle path exiting on Durbridge road.


  1. Turn left along the lane and walk for half a mile past wood fields to a three-way junction.


5. Take the bridley on the left that cuts through cobhill rough woodland for half a mile before curving right onto The Geopark Way and Poets Path.


  1. Turn left along Drove Road that linked Redmarley D’Abitot to Ryton. Pass a hillside with exposures of rich red sand (that gave redmarley its name). Go through the large gate and immediately left through another gate and up the bridleway alongside the edge of the woodland. You can now see the Malvern Hills on the right.



  1. At the hamlet of Ryton turn left along the lane and right at the junction, sign posted Dymock. Cross the M50 and at the corner turn right and then left.


  1.  Follow this lane for 120 yards to a hidden stile through the hedgerow and up the steps to the left. The right of way goes straight across this field, gently rising to a corner of hedge that juts out towards you. Walk ahead to the next corner and through the gap in the hedge. Cut straight across the next two fields to the historic barns at hill farm. In the farmyard go right then left behind the barns resuming the route down the drive to the pond. Take the footpath on the right and walk diagonally left to a stile via and old oak tree. Cross the stile into small woodland. Cross the stream into the vineyard. Follow the path around the left side and up to the farm building called The Burtons.


  • Go through the kiss gate and turn left down the lane. At the junction cross to Poets Path no.2 and follow this well-marked route to the lane, turn right then left over the river Leadon and across the filed on the right


Aim for the landmark spire of Dymock chrch where the walk ends.

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Wednesday 24th June 7.30pm – Main House



Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different and Cinderella will be no exception, with a brand new music score and circus elements combined with the finest classical dance. Ballet Cymru will be working with award winning composer Jack White and Circus Company Citrus Arts to conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic.

Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and costumes by Welsh designer Steve Denton, Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.

Tickets £14

Concessions £12

Saturday 16th May 2pm – Studio Theatre

The Conquest Senior Youth Theatre Present


Taking an inspiration from L. Frank Baum’s original 1900 novel ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’.  Join Dorothy, The Tin Woodsman, The Lion and The Scarecrow battling against the Wicked Witch of The West and her clever cat in this new take on an old tale.

As part of our ‘Over The Rainbow’  project of performances, workshops and qualifications the members of our sister Youth Theatre, Bromyard’s Conquest Senior Youth Company have worked their silver slippers off to bring you a classic tale with a twist.

Tickets £10

Concessions £9

Wednesday 13th May 7:30pm – Main House

Julian Lloyd-Webber

In this superb new presentation, Julian Lloyd-Webber will take the audience on an historical and musical journey in which he will give unique insight into not only his life as one of the world’s finest musicians but also as a member of arguably the most influential musical dynasty of modern times.

The backbone of the show and complimenting the chat and clips, he will be joined by his wife and fellow cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and pianist Pam Chowhan to perform works such as Faure’s Elegy, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Music of the Night, Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata as well as works by composers William Lloyd Webber, Philip Glass, Frank Bridge, and JS Bach.

Tickets £25



Saturday 9th May 2pm – Studio Theatre

Lyngo Theatre Company Present


Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come!

This classic fairytale now gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises and beautiful images as Patrick Lynch (from Cbeebies) tells the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!

Suitable for ages 3+.

Tickets £8

Concessions £7



8th – 13th June 2015  7.30pm | Thursday and Saturday 2pm and 7.30pm

Marking the 100th anniversary First World War, Birdsong is the hit, critically acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks.

In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world upside down.

As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme and through the sprawling tunnels that lie deep underground.

Faced with the unprecedented horror of the war Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle as his world explodes around him.

A mesmerising story of love and courage. Set both before and during the Great War.

Following on from the 2013/14 National tours, seen by over 130’000 people, now it is your chance to experience this stunning piece of theatre live on stage.

Stage version by Rachel Wagstaff

Directed by Alastair Whatley

Starring Peter Duncan

Tickets: £26 | Concessions: £22 | Schools: £19

”It left me choked up and blinking back the tears at the end” – **** The Daily Telegraph

”Moving, gripping, dramatically electrifying and outstanding” – **** The Times

”Does the book justice. Moving” – **** The Daily Mail

Jayne Eyre- 7th May 2015 Courtyard Theatre, Hereford- 19:30


Charlotte Bronte’s tale of a young woman’s courageous fight through injustice and hardship was a revolution in literary fiction. It is a story that continues to inspire and enthrall over 150 years after its publication.Jane’s life begins with physcial and psychological abuse at the hands of her aunt. During her time at school, her spiritual and moral sensibilities flourish despite continued oppression.Eventually, Jane is employed as a governess at Thornfield Hall where she falls in love with Edward Rochester, master of the house. Rochester eventually proposes to Jane but the complexities of his past ensure that Jane’s struggles are far from over.

Ticket price £11

Concessions £10


Day Trip with Rural Conceirge Wednesday 8th April

If you have visitors looking for inspiration to try something a little different, why not book onto the Dymock Poets & Literary Greats Tour

With local guide Penny Platts, we start in Hereford, then travel to Dymock Church, Ledbury and Malvern.

Date: Wednesday 8th April 2015

Timings: Hereford (Broad Street)10:00am
Or the Trumpet Inn at 10:30am
Price: £35.00 per person including a local guide for the day, all travel costs and mid-morning tea/coffee and cake.

For more details visit  www,rural-concierge.co.uk


To book, please contact Liz on
T:01432 370514 / 07966 378 170
E: info@rural-concierge.co.uk


Hereford Cathedral Celebrating 800 years of the Magna Carta

Roger and I were delighted to attend a reception at Hereford Cathedral hosted by the Dean to celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta  held yesterday in the Cathedral’s newly refurbished Cafe Mundi  serving delicious nibbles prepared by their kitchens. To commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Hereford Cathedral celebrates the sealing of this iconic document with a year of exciting exhibitions , displays and events, featuring the Cathedrals own Magna Carta.For more information contact Hereford Cathedral Library on 01432 374226 or check www.themappamundi.co.uk for opening times and admission prices
Roger Helen Hereford Cathedral

James and the Giant Peach Courtyard Theatre Hereford Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th April 2015

  Orphan James is sent to live with his aunts, Sponge and Spiker, after his parents are killed in a tragic accident involving a rhino, but his aunts treat him horribly. One day he meets an old man who gives him a bag containing the strongest magic in the world. When James accidentally spills it near an old peach tree the most marvelous things start to happen as he begins his journey with some new friends, Centipede, Earthworm, Grasshopper, Ladybird and Spider.

Tickets £12.50 concessions £11.50 call o1432 34 555   or visit www.courtyard.org.uk