Below we provide links to some of the local walking opportunities available. These range from short accessible town walks through to long distance trails that cross our area – and for which Ross-on-Wye would be a great stopping point or base for a wider range of walks. We also have a selection of downloadable local walks and plan to develop more in the years ahead.
Selection of local walks to download from other organisations:
- Range of walks from 2 to 8 miles around the Ross area
- Ordnance Survey – walks from 3 to about 15 miles
- AONB walks around the River Wye south of Ross to Chepstow
- Herefordshire Ramblers – with 32 walks in the county
- Herefordshire County – 15 circular walks from 2 to 10 miles
- Spring Daffodil Walks
- Mapmywalk – Walk tracking for use with a mobile phone
Long distance trails:
- Herefordshire Trail – Lovely circular 154 mile route which links the 5 market towns around Herefordshire, passing through a range of local landscapes.
- Ross Round – A circular 18 mile route around Ross-on-Wye with aditional 12 and 15 mile loops and links to local bus services; GPS route also available.
- Three Choirs Way – 100 mile circular walk linking the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester passing near Ross-on-Wye.
- Wye Valley Walk – A waymarked 136 mile trail from the source to the sea along the length of the River Wye, with 57 miles of it passing through Herefordshire.
- Offa’s Dyke Path – 177 mile national trail following the English/ Welsh border and passing within a few miles of Ross-on-Wye
Books on local walks
In addition, you may like to buy books with a selection of local walks or ones on the local history or geology of the area. The best place to start is Rossiter’s Bookshop where there is a good range and a warm welcome.
For historical guides and maps a visit to Ross Old Books in the High Street is well worth a visit