Local Walks

We have collected together some of the best local walks for you to enjoy. The leaflets are downloadable and there is also a GPX file (see note below) for those of you who can use it. This site is managed by unpaid volunteers. If you have enjoyed the walks please consider making a small donation towards our overheads. Please go to JustGiving. Any comments or questions please contact

Walk 1 – Beside the Wye – A mostly flat 6-mile walk, with a gentle and a short sharp climb following the river Wye through riverside meadows with fine views over Ross and towards May Hill and returning via Brampton Abbotts.

Walk 2 – Bridstow Walk – A circular and mostly flat stile-free walk, crossing the River Wye at Wilton using footpaths and lanes to Bridstow Church. Includes a loop around Wilton Castle. Views to Ross, May Hill, Penyard Hill and Chase Hill. Can be muddy in places after heavy rain.

Walk 3 – Ross-on-Wye Buggy Route – A family and buggy friendly walk popular with users of electrically powered scooters and wheelchairs, as well as people with children’s buggies.

Walk 4 – Coppett Hill Walk – Superb views over the Wye valley and into Wales and an enjoyable river walk.

Walk 5 – The Fording and Burton Court from Weston under Penyard – A 6.7-mile circular walk north east towards Linton and return via Pontshill.

Walk 6 – Fownhope and Capler Camp – A superb 6-mile circular walk, taking in two nature reserves, an iron age hill fort and the banks of the River Wye.

Walk 7 – Joyce’s Walk from Bailey Lane End – A lovely 4 mile circular walk with great views and interesting features, passing through woods and fields to Hope Mansell. The walk then follows a hilly route to the lane near Harechurch Wood and Horn Hill Farm.

Walk 8 – Kilpeck and Coles Tump – A glorious circular walk beginning at one of Herefordshire’s most famous churches and taking in one of the best viewpoints in the county.

Walk 9 – Kings Caple – A 5 mile circular walk through beautiful countryside on both sides of the winding River Wye, taking in a suspension bridge, 3 churches and other antiquities.

Walk 10 – From Woolhope to Sollers Hope in Stile – A 5.5 mile circular walk that starts in the village of Woohope.

Walk 11 – Penyard Hill from Ross on Wye. A circular walk over Penyard Hill to the village of Weston under Penyard and return over meadows to Ross.

Walk 12 – Sellack & Hoarwithy – A leisurely 7-mile walk in the Wye valley including a Victorian suspension bridge, an Italianate church and a lovely picnic spot by the river.

Walk 13 – Weston under Penyard to Dancing Green – A circular walk through Pontshill and Dancing Green, with return along the edge of Penyard woods.

Walk 14 – Sellack – A leisurely 3.6-mile walk through fields along lanes and tracks with some gentle slopes.

Walk 15 – Harewood End to Hoarwithy Loop – An easy walk of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes with only a few stiles. Take in the interesting Italianate church at Hoarwithy.

Walk 16 – Walks from the Old Court Hotel, Symonds Yat West – Two stile-free walks along the banks of the Wye taking in numerous historical sites.

Walk 17 – Peterstow – Bridstow Orchard Loop Walk – A stile-free walk along the boundaries of Peterstow and Bridstow through apple orchards using public footpaths and quiet lanes.

Walk 18 – Weston Cross Loop Walks – A walk under Penyard Park, past the Norman church, Bollitree Castle and fruit orchards.

*GPX file downloads.

Some platforms will download the file directly into the application. However sometimes it is necessary to copy the file first as follows:
Left click on the GPX link and a window will open with a lot of text, Click on the downlink symbol and a second (notepad) window will open. Click on File, Save As and select a suitable place to save the file and click on save.
You should now be able to import the GPX file from the saved location into your application

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