The Gazetteer

Herefordshire

Berrington Hall (near Leominster) - Snowdrop Week, in February. Visit the thousands of snowdrops growing in the woods of this National Trust property. Contact +44 (0) 1568 615721.

Green Men of Herefordshire
Fownhope Society Club Day, Saturday after Oak Apple Day, May 29th. A young oak, cut and hung with ribbons, heads a procession around the village to the Green Man Inn. At Kilpeck, the 12th century church of St Mary and St David has an extraordinary Green Man above the south doorway, and many other delights. Many parish churches as well as Hereford cathedral hide foliate heads. At Moccas Park are some of the most ancient oaks in England, each with their own families of insects. Kilvert said of them in his diary "I fear those grey old men of Moccas Park, those grey, gnarled, low-browed, knock-kneed, bowed, bent, huge, strange, long-armed, deformed, hunched-backed, misshapen oak men that stand waiting and watching century after century."

Hereford - May Fair, around the May Day bank holiday, with amusements spread through the city centre, including the historic High Town and part of the cathedral green. The rights to hold a fair were granted to the bishop of Hereford in 1117. At the opening ceremony, the current bishop is presented with token rent for the fair - twelve and a half bushels of best wheat.

Parish Maps of Herefordshire

Alfrick, Crowle, Gorsley, Hereford & Worcester Nature Trust, Ivington, Michaelchurch Escley, Topsley.


Apple Day, October 21st

Find events in Herefordshire and across the country on the APPLE DAY EVENTS LIST
or read about Herefordshire Orchards and Orchard Produce

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