Bradnor Hill NT
This is the site of Kington Golf club, the highest course in England at 391 metres above sea level. This National Trust land overlooks Kington and has panoramic views of the Black Mountains to the south, Hergest Ridge to the south-west, Brecon Beacons to the west and Shropshire Hills to the north-east. The vegetation comprises dense gorse, bracken and some old Rowan and blackthorn trees, with very undulating fairways that are tightly-mown and merge into the surrounding bracken and gorse.
Directions, parking, access times and other facilities
Map reference: SO 282584 (highest Point); parking at SO 286582
Sat Nav/Post code: HR5 3NN
Vehicular access: From A44 road on outskirts of Kington, take B4355 towards Titley, follow the sign for “Bradnor Golf Course” and turn left after 100 metres on to Barton Lone, follow this narrow lane for nearly 1 km passing the Club House on the left.
Access by foot: The Offa’s Dyke Path passes by the Golf Club House.
Other facilities: Refreshments are available at Kington Golf Club House (https://www.kingtongolf.co.uk/the-club/clubhouse/) or at The Cattle Shed, Penrhos Court, Lyonshall Kington HR5 3LH.
Maps: OS Explorer 201 & Landranger 148
OS Map View (1:25,000)
|What to see:|
|Resident||Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Stonechat, Linnet and Yellowhammer|
|Winter||Grey Plover, Fieldfare, Redwing – and rarely Snow Bunting (in 2019) and Dotterel (in 2011)|
|Summer||Redstart, Wheatear, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Red Kite – and rarely Chough (in 2018) and Cream-coloured Courser (in 2012)|
|Spring/autumn||Wheatear and Ring Ouzel (both on passage)|
|https://www.kingtongolf.co.uk/ Overview of Bradnor Hill golf course site.
https://www.britainexpress.com/counties/hereford/kington.htm History of Kington town.
http://www.kingtontourist.info/ Visitor information for Kington and the surrounding countryside.
|Hergest Ridge, Titley Pool, Wapley Hill, The Sturts Nature Reserve (Kinnersley)|