The latest trail guide from the Earth Heritage Trust provides a walking guide to the geology of Ledbury town with an optional loop up onto Dog Hill making for either a 1 or 4 km walk.

The Trust first produced a Ledbury trail as part of the Walking for Health series, but these guides were in an awkward format that didn’t fit into a pocket easily and didn’t come in the popular rain proof laminated finish.

The new Ledbury guide has updated the information and follows the attractive design developed during the Building Stones project.  Its the fifth in the new series.


Starting with a simple map, the numbered stops on the route are clearly described following on from a geological history of the upper Silurian and Lower Devonian rocks of the Ledbury area.  More detailed information is provided in the panel along the bottom, pointing out unusual features and where often these show that the rocks have been used upside down.  A simplified history of almost 700 million years of geological time in Herefordshire and Worcestershire is included along with contact details for the Trust.

Why not try the route as part of your daily exercise?  Once travel slightly further afield is allowed and you can walk with a friend and sit on a bench with a coffee, you could also explore the rest of the series.  These cover Bromyard, Malvern, Hereford and Bromsgrove.   All of these local towns have been hard hit by the pandemic, why not visit and support the small cafes and shops as they start to re-open?

The guides can be purchased on-line at

Please take note of our special promotional offers, you can purchase the Full Set of Explore Trail Guides (26 in total) for an amazing £35 (usually £53.80) plus post and packaging; or take up the offer of buying the five new Geology & Heritage Walking Explore Trail Guides, usually priced at £2.50 each for £10, that’s 5 for £10 plus post and packaging.