Hereford Guild of Guides

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Some frequently asked questions and answers
What happens if there are too many people for a daily walk?
The tickets are sold on a ‘first come first served’ basis. The preferred maximum number of walkers is 15 at present but the guides are allowed to use their discretion if there are more.
I am in a wheelchair - is that OK?
The Guild have devised routes that help minimise discomfort, avoid steep slopes, narrow pavements and busy thoroughfares. So long as you are able to keep up with the rest of the party there will be no problem (we don’t move at too fast a pace!). Users should be accompanied by a reasonably fit adult as the guide will not be able to assist you.
What happens in bad weather?
That depends on how bad the weather is and how brave we are all feeling! We will try to adjust our route to minimise the impact, but in extreme cases, may have to cancel the walk.
What if I'd rather just walk around on my own?
No problem. A leaflet to help you can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall. You will, of course, see more interesting locations and learn more about Hereford’s history on one of our guided walks.
Do the walks include the Cathedral?
Our guides include the history and exterior of the Cathedral to varying extents. We do not, however, include the interior. There is a Cathedral tour available - please see the notice board outside the entrance or enquire at the desk inside.
Can you suggest where I should stay while visiting Hereford?
You can find lots of places to stay in Herefordshire on this website.
Why is there a charge when the guides are volunteers?
We have advertising, administrative and insurance costs to pay. We also have ongoing costs for the regular training of current Guides and for the training of new Guides every 2 to 3 years. The charges you pay go towards these costs.
Do you allow dogs on your walks?
We regret that we can only allow assistance dogs on our walks.
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