Brook House Woods is part of a 350 acre farm criss-crossed with paths running through woodland, orchards and along the river Frome. The Herefordshire Trail crosses the farm, Bromyard Downs and Bringsty Common offer beautiful walks from the woods, or hop in the car for 15 minutes and wander the Malvern Hills. Maps are provided in the spaces of our favourite walks.
We have a tennis court in the farm yard available to our guests, no need to pre book just stroll down. Please be considerate to other guests and give way to the next guys if you've been playing a while. In the summer you will be scored by Porridge and Clyde the Valais Blacknose sheep watching on, but don't worry, they're terrible at tennis so can't very well judge anyone.
We've discovered an amazing new spot on a River Bend 45 mins from the woods, but it's well worth the trip, with free parking head over the bridge and hop the style on your left for a beautiful open stretch of river with a stone beach. Other wild swim sites can be found on the Wild swim Hereford button below.
The Wye is some of the finest canoeing in the country, a short 20 min drive from the woods is a launch and canoe hire place we cant recommend enough! Half and full day jaunts available in season.
Bromyard is a great place for cycling either on or off road, or why not try the Cider Cycle? This 20 mile circular route takes in cider farms and breweries with many tasting stops along the way!
There is a wealth of historic houses and estates all within an hour of the woods. Brockhampton Estate is a 5 minute drive, and Croft Castle, Berrington Hall, Croome Court, Witley Court and Eastnor Castle are all nearby.
Ledbury, one of the best preserved market towns in England is just 12 miles from the Woods. Well worth spending time wandering the streets, dropping into the cafes, bookshops and Design Quarter.
Bromyard is know as the 'Town of Festivals' with events peppered all through the year from ferret racing, the International Town Criers competition, the Bromyard Speed Festival, Nozstock in July and the Folk Festival in September.
The Chase distillery is a family owned, single estate distillery, creating fine spirits since 2008 from the produce grown on the farm. They use a bespoke, handcrafted copper batch pot and every bottle is filled and sealed by hand. Tours are held on Fridays.