Kington is 20 miles north west of Hereford, 2 miles from the Welsh border. This border area is known as the Marches. The Herefordshire countryside around Kington is very rural with rolling hills and picturesque “Black and White” villages. To the west, the Welsh County of Powys is more dramatic with steep hills and large tracts of ancient forest. There are numerous footpaths, bridleways and byways to explore this remote area on foot or mountain bike.
Kington has several events throughout the year. The very popular Walking Festival is held over 4 days around the 3rd weekend in September and has a variety of walks for all abilities and includes the 3 Peaks Challenge. Other events include Kington Festival in the middle of June which features the famous Wheelbarrow Race and The Kington Show in September.