Cycling in Kington
A myriad of small, quiet roads all the way down from Shropshire to the Herefordshire Marches. The hostel is very popular with all levels of cyclists including those travelling between YHA Clun, Bridges and Kington or doing the Coast-to-Coast route. We can help families choose a suitable route as some can be hilly.
Other things to do nearby
The Welsh borders are a fantastic contrast to the rolling hills of Herefordshire with its black and white villages. Offa's Dyke runs straight past the hostel with some of the best scenic stretches.
Four distinct gardens over 70 acres with more than 5000 rare trees and shrubs – a unique garden for all seasons. Visit the website
In a thoughtfully designed, tranquil setting, you'll be greeted by 'Numpy' a Giant Milky Eagle Owl. A real beak to nose experience!
The Spaceguard Centre aims to bring the wonders of the universe to everyone in a fun and understandable way.
Activity site near Leominster and Kington with paintball, quad bikes, tree trekking, super swing, climbing, clay pigeon shooting, raft building, low ropes and target shooting range. Visit the websi
0.25 miles Tells the story of Leominster since pre-roman times, with changing displays and activities to keep the whole family entertained. Visit the website
The hostel sits close to the Mortimer Trail, with fabulous walking through the Marches of England, extensive forests and limestone ways all doused in medieval history from one of the most powerful Nor
Leominster is on the official CTC route from Land's End to John O’ Groats, set in a great position between Somerset and Cheshire.
18 miles Hire Canadian canoes or a kayak and paddle off downstream to Hay-on-Wye or to the Boat Inn at Whitney. Visit the website
Behind the slightly austere exterior, the house has a homely feel. Discover how the servants moved around the house unseen.
A ruined castle near the Welsh border. With interesting keep and two baileys, it's easy to spot and worth the trek. Visit the Castle website
However you enjoy cycling, the Shropshire Hills has something to suit everyone.
Set in the rolling Shropshire countryside you can enjoy the Offa's Dyke National Trail which connects castles, abbeys and thriving market towns.
Housed in an old cider making factory, visitors walk through the original cellars and learn about the history of cider making. Visit the Museum website
Symonds Yat is one of the best areas for climbing.
A fine medieval ruined castle, set in glorious Shropshire countryside, at the heart of a bustling black & white market town.