LOCATION, Bredwardine and Brobury, Herefordshire, England





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Where in Great Britain:
In Herefordshire, England, close to Wales, in the historical Welsh Marches:

Location Bredwardine

Where in Herefordshire:
Bredwardine and Brobury lie on either side of the River Wye, about 7.6 miles east of Hay-on-Wye, and 12.6 miles west of Hereford.

Ordnance Survey Map reference for Bredwardine Bridge: SO 337447
OS maps: Explorer number 201 1:25 000, and Landranger number 149 1:50 000

Road maps showing Bredwardine and Brobury in relation to the nearest towns, Hereford and Hay-on-Wye, which is in Wales, can be obtained by clicking the following links courtesy of Ordnance Survey Getamap: MapBredRegion, MapBredArea. For a closer view, click the link: MapBred25k.

Also see the Out and About page for maps and photos of the villages


How to get to Bredwardine and Brobury:

Nearest Railway and Coach Stations: Hereford, 12.6 miles


Local Bus Services:

MONDAY - FRIDAY (Service 447)
Bus departs Red Lion Hotel, Bredwardine at 07.24 and arrives Hereford at 08.10.
Return journey departs Hereford bus station at 17.05 and arrives Red Lion Hotel at 17.50.

TUESDAY and THURSDAY (Service 448)
Bus departs Red Lion Hotel, at 09.50 and arrives Hereford at 10.35.
Return journey departs Hereford bus station at 13.10 and arrives Red Lion Hotel at 14.00.

Use it or lose it. Our bus service is currently well-supported by Preston-on-Wye, but residents of Bredwardine, Moccas and Blakemere show little interest. In the present economic climate if we do not use our public transport, we will lose it.

62 and Over's: If you haven't got your Bus Pass and Railcard, do so soon!


Hay & District Dial-a-Ride provides community transport in the parishes of Bredwardine and Brobury. Dial-a-Ride have a minibus and MPV, both wheelchair accessible plus a team of drivers using their own cars.  Transport can be for any reason: recreational, social or medical.  The minibus is available for booking by community groups during evenings and weekends. They are currently looking for drivers in all categories.  

If you would like further information regarding their service or to make a booking or to volunteer, e-mail haydialaride@btconnect.com  or phone 01497 821 616.  They are located at Council Offices, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford  HR3 5BX.  Open hours:  9am to Noon, Monday to Friday.  Messages may be left on the answerphone at other times.


By Road:
Bredwardine and Brobury can be approached either from the north side of the River Wye off the A438 Hereford to Brecon road, or from the south side on one of two minor roads which leave the A465 Abergavenny road south of Hereford. The B4352 runs up the Wye Valley and passes through Bredwardine on its way to Hay-on-Wye, while the B4348 follows the Golden Valley also en route to Hay-on-Wye. A minor road signed to "Arthur's Stone" leaves the B4348 at Dorstone and climbs very steeply up and descends equally steeply to join the B4352 just south of Bredwardine.

Hereford can be congested, and the A4103 from Worcester which runs across the top of the town joining with the A438 Brecon Road at Stretton Sugwas, makes a sort of bypass to the north. Travellers on the M5 can continue on the M50 to the outskirts of Ross-on-Wye, and then take the A49 to pick up the B4348 for the Golden Valley approach mentioned above. Those coming west on the M4 can take the A449 at Newport (Jct 24) to Raglan, followed by the A40 west to Abergavenny and then the A465 north to Pontrilas where the B4347 goes left to Abbey Dore and joins the B4348 at Vowchurch.


By Canoe from Hay-on-Wye: Journey time depends on the state of the river (how quickly it is flowing, which can change rapidly), the type of canoe, and the proficiency and fitness of the paddler!


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Last updated: December 3, 2012