Ali is the owner and founder of The Walking Hub. A nurse by profession, British by birth, but having lived in the USA for the last 30 years, she has chosen to come home and make walking her life. She adores Kington, the surrounding hills and paths and enjoys being around others who share her passion.
“The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth” Thich Nhat Hanh
The Walking Hub is proud to call Kington ‘home’ and is aptly located in the centre of its historic high street. Barely in England but not quite in Wales, situated on the border and to the west of Offa’s Dyke it was probably once Welsh, but Kington is now Herefordhsire’s smallest and most westerly market town. It was once a thriving wool trading town on a busy drovers route, their legacy left as a network of paths that weave through, start or finish here. Offa’s Dyke National trail winds its way over Hergest ridge (made famous by Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells fame) into Kington before setting off again up Bradnor Hill towards Knighton. It’s not suprising that Kington has called itself “A Centre for Walking”.
Kington is yet to be discovered and has remained wonderfully traditional, a hidden gem amongst Herefordshire’s apple orchards and a gateway to the mystical hills of Wales.
This year Kington celebrates its 2nd annual spring walking weekend April 12 -14th and its 8th annual walking festival September 19th - 22nd. Come and join us for some incredible walks
Kington has been a Walkers are Welcome town since 2011. Walkers are Welcome is a U.K. wide, community led network of accredited towns whose purpose is to develop and promote walking in areas with something different to offer.