Huntington Parish Council

About Huntington Parish and the Parish Council

Huntington Parish Description
Huntington is situated in a remote and sparsely populated area on the western fringe of Herefordshire some four miles south west from Kington, bordering Wales.

The Parish is of high landscape quality with the western section being considered for designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the past. Huntington is very much a rural parish with some 47 dwellings and 95 people on the Electoral Roll. There are no specific centres of population or concentration of dwellings, with properties being widely spread throughout the parish. The Parish has approximately 780 hectares of land which is bisected by the River Arrow, the majority of land usage is grazing and arable interspersed with pockets of woodland.

There are a number of farm businesses and small holdings within the parish. Agriculture is by far the largest employment sector with income being derived from cattle, and sheep with some arable farming.

The rural nature of the parish with its unspoiled beauty and tranquillity is much appreciated by parishioners and visitors alike, with a large number of popular footpaths and bridleways throughout the parish being enjoyed by many. Huntington’s landscape, ever changing with the seasons, is a managed rather than a wild countryside, consisting of a patchwork of fields, woods, and hedges intersected by brooks, paths and lanes.

There are excellent views from many vantage points throughout the parish of the Black Mountains in Powys, Hergest Ridge in Herefordshire, the Malverns in Worcestershire, Clee Hill in Shropshire, and May Hill in Gloucestershire. Specific areas of historical and environmental importance within the parish include: Huntington Castle, the United Reformed Chapel, St Thomas à Becket Church, Rainbow Meadow and the River Arrow and it’s Water Meadows.

Huntington has a very strong community identity and spirit and unusually for its size still retains a public house and a modern village hall which was built in 1996.

Some of the regular events in Huntington:

21st March at 7.30pm Flicks in the Sticks at the Village Hall

One Life (2023)Parental Guidance

109 minutes

Huntington Summer Fete has been held at Huntington Court since its inception in 1954. This year the Fete will take place from 3-5pm on 20th July 2024, and will include the following stalls: plants, jams and produce, cakes, bric-a-brac, coconut shy, splat the rat, strawberries and ice cream, wheel of fortune, teas.

The Huntington Chase takes place in October and an exact date is yet to be decided. Ride a horse, run, cycle or walk for fun over 11km course starting at the Village Hall, taking in Hergest Ridge and finishing at the Village Hall. Fancy dress encouraged, prizes and raffle. Refreshments are provided at the Swan Inn, Huntington after the event. Entrants include runners, walkers, cyclists, Horse riders, with each category starting at different times.

For more information about the historic Swan Inn, Huntington click here

Huntington WI will meet on 13th March, 10th April, 8th May, 12th June 10th July, 14th August, 11th September, 8th October, 13th November and 11th December 2024 at 7pm at Huntington Village Hall

Ballroom Dancing takes place at 7.30pm every Friday From September to March at Huntington Village Hall.

If you want to make contact with the Parish Clerk the details are below:

Michael Lloyd

Yew Tree Farm, Huntington, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3PG


Tel. 01544 370692

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