The Grange is a large green space, located a short walk from Leominster Town Centre. Once used as a grazing area for Ryeland sheep, the Grange is now a much loved area of Leominster. The area sits at the end of Grange Walk, which leads immediately from Corn Square (where a busy market is held on Fridays). The main feature of The Grange is a number of specimen trees, including mature Purple Beech, Wellingtonias and a Verdun Oak – grown from an acorn brought back from The Somme after the First World War. Set out in a large ovular shape, The Grange used to host cricket matches and still retains a characterful pavilion.
At the far end of this formal green space sits Grange Court, built in 1633 and once located at the top of Broad Street, it was moved to its current location in 1859. Grange Court has had a varied history and is currently run as a Heritage and Community Hub by LARC and features a cafe. Grange Court
Between Grange Court and The Priory Churchyard sits the children’s play area and a large grassed area that is frequently used for picnicking. We are currently working to create a new design for a sympathetic and exciting destination play area for the town. Priory Churchyard, Pinsley Mead, The Millennium Orchard and Green are all easily accessible from The Grange.
The War Memorials are located on the northern edge of The Grange.
Sydonia Park stands between Leominster Leisure Centre and Caswell estate. It is a relatively flat, open park that incorporates a skate park, small play area, children’s playground and a nut grove. The Environmental Team have recently been working on maintenance of the shrub borders and helping to create a much more family friendly space. The children’s playground was redeveloped in 2019, replacing all of the play equipment and improving the area around it. An outdoor gym was also installed.
Ginhall Green (also known as the Linear Park) is a green space nestled between the Buckfield Road Estate and Ginhall Lane to the Western edges of the town. It is approximately one mile long and stands elevated so that the distant views of Croft Ambrey, the ancient hill fort and Mortimer Forest are captured at various points. The views are best enjoyed from the meandering path that begins at the Giant Redwoods of Woodfen Crescent and ends by the wildflower meadow and heritage orchard, taking in two small play areas along the way.
A network of public rights of way are easily accessible from Ginhall Green.