Walking

Every year there is a Walking Festival organised by Walkers Are Welcome that attracts walkers of all abilities and ages to a host of walks with viewpoints, historical monuments, riverside and woodland strolls as well as longer treks for the more adventurous. Walkers flock to Ross-on-Wye to explore the town and the surrounding countryside, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

One of the most popular walks in the town is named after a famous philanthropist who lived in Ross-on-Wye, John Kyrle – known as The Man of Ross. It begins in a lay-by by Wilton Bridge on the outskirts of the town where you descend steps down to the riverside. The walk heads straight on with the river to your right then eventually bends around left to rise up onto a track high above on the sandstone cliff. The walk returns to the town entering through the grounds of St Mary’s Church and down to the High Street. More information and a map can be found here.

Some maps and information on other local walks are here.

For the most comprehensive list of walks in the area go to the Walkers Are Welcome Walks Directory.