Friday 28th September


Walk 1 - Hoarwithy to Ross - 7.5 miles, easy - 12:45pm to 5:00pm

Catch the 12:55pm bus (No 44) from Wilton Car Park in Ross (currently £1 to park) to Hoarwithy, then along the River Wye to Sellack, continuing to follow the Herefordshire Trail back to Ross via Peterstow, Poolmill and Bridstow. Not suitable for dogs.

Leader: Stuart Blows      

Walk sponsored by Escape to the Great Outdoors .     BOOK TICKETS



Walk 2 – Joyce's Walk - 4.5 miles - moderate - 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Named after a Ross Rambler, the late Joyce Salmon. A really lovely country walk with woodland, stream and fields. Hopefully visit Hope Mansell church with its wonderful ancient font. The walk is hilly, but will be taken gently, and the views are superb. Suitable for dogs.

Leaders: Danny Webb & Pam Stockton

Walk sponsored by the Priory Coffee House     BOOK TICKETS



Walk 3 – The Lanes and Alleyways of Ross - 3 miles - easy - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Ross has a wonderful network of lanes and alleyways. Most of them are narrow and many lead to places of interest round the town. Many are “invisible” to the modern-day car driver, so come and find the “lost” Ross. Suitable for dogs.

Leader: Sam Phillips       

Walk sponsored by Hats for Hounds, Illinois, USA    BOOK TICKETS



Saturday 29th September

Walk 4Over Linton Ridge to Ross-on-Wye - 7 miles - moderate  -   9:30am to 3:00pm   




Walk 5 - Long and Short Walks at St Briavels - 6 or 9 miles - moderate 10:00am to 2:00pm or 5:00pm. This walk is on the hills above the Wye. It incorporates a section of Offa's Dyke with glimpses of the River Wye below, a petrifying stream, rolling upland meadows, a parish church and even a castle. The shape of the walk is a figure of eight and the total length is 9 miles. After lunch, there is an option to return to the start and reduce the walk to around 6 miles. The choice is yours. Leader: Martin Shepley.     Suitable for dogs. Bring a picnic.

Walk sponsored by Multiprint and The Chase Hotel     BOOK TICKETS


Walk 6 - A Tasty Pub Walk - 5 miles - moderate - 10:00am to 1:00pm






Walk 7 - Kilpeck -The Heart of Rural Herefordshire - 6.5 miles - moderate - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Kilpeck, which has one of the best-preserved Norman churches in England is our starting point for this walk during which we can enjoy the constant changing views of Herefordshire's mixed farming countryside.   We take a gentle ascent through Mynde Wood up to Orcop Hill and along to Cole's Tump from where we can experience breathtaking views.

Leader: Rosemary Sutton.    Bring a picnic and refreshments. Not suitable for dogs.


Walk sponsored by Caffe Eleganza     BOOK TICKETS


Walk 8 - A Forest Stroll - 5 miles - easy - 10:30am to 2:30pm
A gorgeous easy walk through the forest viewing pretty lakes, a 280-million year old tree and a former coal mine turned into a viewpoint.  See where the Forest people came for justice and the Cyril Hart Arboretum.  No stiles.

Leader: Harry Britten-Austin. Bring a picnic.  Suitable for dogs.

Walk sponsored by The Linden Guest House     BOOK TICKETS



Walk 9 - The Last Cream Tea of Summer - 3 miles - easy - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Following a (brief) visit to the cider shop an easy stile-free walk along field paths and lanes to Broome Farm for a superb Cream Tea. Meet the resident alpacas and return through the cider orchards. Cost £11 (includes Cream Tea). Suitable for dogs.

Leader: David Colin

Walk sponsored by Ross Cider & Perry     BOOK TICKETS


Sunday the 30th September

Walk 10 - Steam Train Walk - 3 miles - easy - 9:15am to 3:00pm
A gentle walk of approx 3 miles from Norchard Steam Centre to Parkend. Catch the 11:45 train to Norchard for a Ploughman's Lunch in the station cafeteria (included in the price), followed by a train ride to Lydney Junction and back to Norchard. Note these times are dependent on the train timetable not changing. Therefore, an e-mail address and/or phone number would be very helpful. Cost £25 (includes train ticket and lunch).  Leader: Sam Phillips. Not suitable for dogs. 

Walk sponsored by Brooks Country House     BOOK TICKETS


Walk 11 - Ancient and Modern on the Doward - 5 miles - moderate - 9:30am to 2:30pm

The Little Doward Wye Valley woods and river walk features King Arthur's cave, amongst other ancient limestone caves, and a newly restored lime kiln. Other features include the viewpoint over the Wye from the Seven Sisters and the Biblins suspension bridge.

Leader: Jean Harrison. Bring a picnic and refreshments.  Suitable for dogs

Walk sponsored by Wye Angling     BOOK TICKETS



Walk 12 - ‘British Camp’ and Seven Hills - 7.5 miles - energetic - 10:00am to 3:00pm
With its dramatic landscape, hill forts, great views, natural spring water and some of the oldest rocks in the UK, the Malverns have long been occupied by man.  More recently the Edwardians and Victorians established a network of broad paths and carriageways.

Leader: John Smart. Lunch stop at Sally’s Place (not included) or bring a picnic.  Not suitable for dogs.

 Walk sponsored by Field Fayre - The Organic Store     BOOK TICKETS

Walk 13 - The Holy Mountain - 4 miles - moderate/energetic - 10:00am to 1:00pm
The Skirrid ('Ysgyryd Fawr'), is a place rich in myths and legends.  Isolated from the Black Mountains, the Skirrid rises dramatically out of the landscape, providing glorious views.  The path winds steeply up through woodland, with gentler slopes leading to the summit.

Leader: Martin Hudson. Optional lunch at the Copper Kettle.   Not suitable for dogs.

Walk sponsored by The Bridge House     BOOK TICKETS


Walk 14 - Wye Walk & Lunch Cruise - 3 miles - easy - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Cross the Wye using the ancient rope ferry then it’s an easy walk along the river to Biblins where we go over the small suspension bridge and back to Symonds Yat. Here we’ll join our river boat for a 40-minute cruise while we enjoy our picnic lunch.

Bring a picnic.  Cost: £15 per person (includes ferry & cruise). Not suitable for dogs.

Leader: Harry Britten-Austin

Walk sponsored by the Kings Head Hotel     BOOK TICKETS


Walk 15 - Tour de Ross by Buggy - 4 miles easy - 11:00am to 1:30pm




Walk 15 -rom the programme.

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