The borderland between England and Wales, also known as Y Mers or the Welsh Marches, is a rich and diverse landscape that offers a wonderful range of walks from sylvan river valleys to high hills crowned with historic hillforts and burial grounds of the early settlers. In recent times the southern Marches have also begun to market their local produce and beverages to good effect; Abergavenny, Hereford and Ludlow are well known for their food festivals. The cider and perry pear orchards of old are also a feature of this part of the world, and you'll see several traditional farm orchards on these walks. There are also extensive water meadows grazed by livestock, and hillside slopes by sheep, which give that timeless rural feeling to the area. A great area for new walking adventures.