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getting to Herefordshire

Herefordshire is located to the south west of Birmingham, sandwiched between the Welsh border to the west and Worcestershire on the east. There are many ways to travel into and around the county including both public transport and by car.

  • By Car - The M5, M50 and nearby M4 motorways provide quick and easy access to the UK. London is about a three-hour drive away and you can be at Birmingham Airport in about an hour and a half.
  • By Rail - Railway stations at Hereford Opens external link in a new window, Leominster and Ledbury provide regular services to all major cities in the UK, and London can be reached in just over two hours by high speed train.
  • By Air - The nearest major International airport is Birmingham (BHX), with daily flights from most parts of the world, but a greater choice of arrivals and departures is available from Heathrow Airport which is 30 miles west of London, just of the M4 motorway.
  • By Coach - National Express Coaches Opens external link in a new window operate a coach travel service throughout the UK. They have a comprehensive network of pick-up and drop-off locations across the country and these include Hereford, Ledbury and Ross-On-Wye.
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Herefordshire public transport

For detailed bus, coach and train information for the whole of the county visit the Herefordshire Public Transport Opens external link in a new window website. This site provides access to information, timetables, maps and latest updates to the transport network.
The national site Transport Direct Opens external link in a new window gives information on all transport across the UK. You can find journey details from one place to another specifiying detailed times and multi-level journeys.

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Parking in Herefordshire

For general parking queries (other than appeals against Penalty Charge Notices), please contact Herefordshire Council on Telephone Number: 01432 260974.
For the latest information, including car park locations, available spaces and fees, you should visit the Parking Opens external link in a new window section of the Herefordshire Council Website.

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parking permits

For all information relating to residential parking permits including;

  • how to apply;
  • the annual charges;
  • the streets requiring a parking permit;
  • frequently asked questions, and
  • how to pay.
you should visit the Parking permits Opens external link in a new window section of the Herefordshire Council Website

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parking fines

If you have received a Penalty Charge Notice, or would like to know more about Parking Enforcement you should visit the Parking enforcement Opens external link in a new window section of the Herefordshire Council Website
This section includes information such as;

  • how do you pay a penalty charge
  • what to do if you receive a notice
  • what happens if you don't pay
  • what if you think the penalty charge was wrongly issued

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Herefordshire local transport plan

The Local Transport Plan is a statutory plan which sets out Herefordshire Council's transport policies and programme of transport improvements for a five year period. The current 2nd transport plan runs from 2006/7 to 2010/11All information including the various sections of the plan are available from the Local Transport Plan Opens external link in a new window section of the Herefordshire Council Website

Another site that may be of use when looking at Transport Plans is;
  • TravelWise Opens external link in a new window which is a national site dealing with travel plans

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streetworks

You can view the latest streetworks that are happening in the county by visiting the Streetworks Opens external link in a new window section of the Herefordshire Council Website

. This section of the Council's website site also gives you information on items such as;
  • potholes;
  • public conveniences;
  • street lighting and
  • the highways contact details

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bus services

For the latest information, you should visit the Herefordshire Public Transport Opens external link in a new window website, or alternatively the Bus Services Opens external link in a new window section of the Herefordshire Council Website. You can also visit the Travel West Midlands Opens external link in a new window website for bus information round the West Midlands.

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rail services

For the latest information on trains running in the Herefordshire area, you should visit the Rail services Opens external link in a new window section of the Herefordshire Council Website

Alternatively, for more national information, you could visit the National Rail Information Opens external link in a new window website

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car sharing

Hereford has it's own lift-sharing scheme TwoShare Opens external link in a new window. Launched in June 2004, the scheme matches drivers and passengers who are looking to share their journeys and helps to save money on fuel and parking and reduce congestion and pollution. For the latest information, you should visit the Car Sharing Opens external link in a new window section of the Herefordshire Council Website

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public transport information

The national website Public Transport Information Opens external link in a new window gives you impartial information on planning your journey, by bus, coach or train... or any combination of the three.

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cycling

250 miles of Herefordshire's Rights of Way network are bridleways. Cycling is permitted, providing cyclists give way to riders and pedestrians, on these bridleways making it an excellent way to tour around the County.

For the latest information, you should visit the Cycling or Bridleways Opens external link in a new window sections of the Herefordshire Council Website

Some other site that may be of use are;

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walking

Herefordshire has a superb network of paths with over 3,400 km or 2,113 miles of rights of way allowing you to explore to the very furthest reaches of the county and some of the most beautiful countryside in England. In recognition of the increase in the recreational use of paths, certain routes have been designated as 'promoted routes' and 'circular walks' by the council.

For details of these walks, bridleways, festivals and more, visit the Walking and Cycling Opens external link in a new window section of Herefordshire Council's website.

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Safer Routes to School

A national site aiming to create a safe route to school for every child
The Safer Routes to School Opens external link in a new window website

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Think! Road Safety

A government website giving road safety advice and promoting safety campaigns
The Think! Road Safety Opens external link in a new window website

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Children's Traffic Club

A national site aiming to teach children road safety
The Children's Traffic Club Opens external link in a new window website

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weather in Herefordshire

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