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Ross Walking Festival 2014

The sixth annual Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival is scheduled for this weekend with the programme line up looking better than ever! There are a lot of tracks and trails on offer for all walking levels as well as cycling, canoeing and cruises in the mix.

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© Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival 2013

The walking festival is on from the 26th to the 28th of September and they’re changing things up a little this year. You will see the introduction of a walk and forest bicycle ride and a walk and forest steam train ride among other exciting activities.

Here are several different walks for you to try over the weekend. Make sure you take a look at the full programme!
 
Friday 26th September

‘Bus Walk’ back to Ross-on-Wye – 1:47pm
The number 33 bus will be leaving from Cantilupe Road at 1:47pm and heading towards Hereford for a nice country walk back to Ross. It is a moderate levelled walk for five and a quarter miles and you will get back to Ross around 5pm. £4

Little Doward – 2pm
This five mile energetic walk takes place on the hilly Doward and High Meadow trail that will pass a deer park, King Arthurs cave and other attractions. This is an energetic walk for 2 and a half hours so make sure you bring a drink! £4

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© Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival 2013

Saturday 27th September

Goodrich Castle & the River Wye – 10am
Kicking off at the Castle, you will follow the loop of the river passing below Coldwell Rocks and the great cliff of Symond’s Yat. It is an eight and a half mile, five hour moderate walk, so bring a picnic! Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome. £4

Through the Hole in the Wall – 1:00pm
A moderate, seven and a half mile circular walk near Ross. It follows a section of the Wye Valley Walk, which runs alongside the river Wye and the aptly named Hole in the Wall. Remember to stay hydrated on your adventures! £4

Sunday 28th September

Yat Rock and Lunch Cruise – 10am
You will get to take a moderate five mile walk through Mailscot Wood to join the Wye at Biblins, and take a short river cruise from Symond’s Yat while eating lunch. Then tackle Yat Rock, when you reach the top you can get a celebratory icecream and enoy the finest views in England. Walk £4/river cruise £5

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© Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival 2013

The Last Cream Tea of Summer – 1:30pm
A relaxing five-mile stroll down the field paths and lanes to the cider orchards at Broome Farm. Enjoy some of the best cream tea before you return to Ross. You will have some time to visit the cider shop and meet the resident alpacas. Walk £4/cream tea £5
There are a limited number of spaces available for each walk so make sure you book your tickets today!
 
Make sure you head over to Ross-on-Wye this weekend for a fun weekend of fresh air and socialising!

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