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Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival

A programme of local walks for different abilities and interests
2nd October 2020 - 4th October 2020



Welcome to the Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival – 3 days of guided walks along trails and footpaths to give a varied and interesting taste of the town and the surrounding countryside. For 2020 we are celebrating the 250th anniversary of "Picturesque Tourism" that William Gilpin started in the Wye Valley at Ross-on-Wye in 1770. We would love to see you and offer 15 diverse walks for all abilities and all interests:

  • incorporating everything from steam trains and forests, caves and hills to alleyways and cream teas
  • geology and bird spotting.
  • walks range in length from 3 miles/easy to 9 miles/moderate or 7.5 miles/energetic
  • many include opportunities for picnics or local pubs/food
  • dog-friendly walks available too

All of our festival walks are guided by knowledgeable, experienced local volunteers.

The full programme should be available by Easter 2020. Do book early if you can, to avoid missing out.


  • Major Event
  • Walking


01989 769454

O/S Ref: SO 5924


Set in glorious Herefordshire countryside Ross is the perfect base for a visit to the area. Within easy reach are the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Symonds Yat, Goodrich Castle, Tintern Abbey, the Malverns, and several large centres such as Cheltenham, Hereford 

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  • Ross-on-Wye



Ross-on-Wye is a small market town in the south of Herefordshire offering excellent places to stay, eat and shop. Set in beautiful countryside it’s a great place for fresh air, walking and canoeing.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye