Friday 22nd September


Walk 1 - Woodlands of Three Herefordshire Hills - 4 miles, moderate - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

A guided walk through fragments of ancient woodlands on Howle Hill, Bulls Hill and Leys Hill, exploring the natural beauty and the historic human management of beautiful woods above the Wye valley.

Leader: Andrew De La Haye       BOOK TICKETS

Walk sponsored by The Linden Guest House



Walk 2 – The Lanes and Alleyways of Ross - 3 miles - easy - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Ross has a wonderful network of lanes and alleyways. Most of them are narrow and many lead to places of interest round the town. Lots are “invisible” to the modern-day car driver, so come and find the “lost” Ross.

Leader: Sam Phillips       BOOK TICKETS

Walk sponsored by the Garden Store



Walk 3 – Wye Walk from Walford? - 4 miles - moderate - 2:00pm to 5:15pm

After taking the No. 35 bus to Walford we climb up to the Wye Valley Walk for some magnificent views across the Wye Valley. We follow this trail through woodland and a hidden vineyard to Chase Woods and down back into Ross.

Leader: Malcolm Hill       BOOK TICKETS

Walk sponsored by Escape to the Great Outdoors



Saturday 23rd September

Walk 4 - The Land Between - 10 miles, moderate - 10:00am to 5:00 pm

This walk links the familiar walks near the River Wye at Fownhope and the ever-popular route along Marcle Ridge to the east. We explore the “Land Between” and visit the hill fort of Capler Camp, Fishpool Hill, Marcle Ridge, Sollers Hope C14th church and the ‘arts and crafts’ church at Brockhampton. Five hills give a combined ascent of 1000 ft with one steep descent where poles might help. Leader: Martin Shepley. Bring a picnic lunch       BOOK TICKETS

Walk sponsored by the Multiprint and Wye Angling


Walk 5 - Llangrove – Llangarron – In the Path of the Wellington - 6½ miles,  moderate, 10:00am to 2:00pm. Walking in the historic Archenfield area of south/west Herefordshire, the walk takes us along country lanes, bridleways and across fields which offers us the opportunity to enjoy the open countryside and the county at its best.  At the end of the walk we will have time to visit Christ Church at Llangrove to read all about the Wellington bomber.

Leader:  Rosemary Sutton. Not suitable for dogs.  Bring a Picnic lunch       BOOK TICKETS

Walk sponsored by Hats for Hounds, Illinois, USA

Walk 6 - A Royal Ramble - This walk has been withdrawn from the programme





Walk 7 - Fownhope Loop - 6 miles, moderate, 10:30 to 2:00pm
From Fownhope up onto the Wye Valley Walk over Common Hill and Lea & Paget’s Wood.  Then over Capler Camp Iron Age hill fort and down to the viewpoint.  Return to Fownhope, partly alongside the River Wye, passing the old Mancell's Ferry.  One steep section up steps.

Leader: John Smart.    Bring a picnic       BOOK TICKETS

Walk sponsored by the Kings Head Hotel



Walk 8 - Llanrothal Church and the Monnow Valley - 6 miles, moderate,  12 noon  to 4:00pm
A delightful walk with tea and cakes organised by the Churches Conservation Trust along the Welsh side of the Monnow to Tregate Bridge and returning along the English bank. We will stop at the pretty and isolated Llanrothal Church for tea where someone will be on hand to explain the history of the church. A steep climb and descent at the start but otherwise level walking. 

Cost:  £10 per person (includes refreshments). Leader: Allan Ockenden   BOOK TICKETS

Walk sponsored by the Eagle Inn and the The Priory Coffee House


Walk 9 – The Last Cream Tea of Summer - 3 miles, easy, 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Walk along field paths and lanes via the cider orchards of Broome Farm. Enjoy a superb Cream Tea and an opportunity to meet the resident alpacas.  Usually time for a visit to the cider shop (for a tasting). Cost:  £11 (includes Cream Tea). 

Leader: David Colin       BOOK TICKETS

Walk sponsored by Caffe Eleganza


Sunday 24th September

Walk 10 - Forest Steam Train Walk and Ride - 3 miles easy/moderate  9:30am  to 3:00pm.

The walk leader will obtain your train tickets and distribute to walkers during the walk.  The walk will go through some lovely forest to Parkend where we will board the train back to Norchard for lunch. After lunch continue the train ride to Lydney Junction, then return to Norchard. Ploughman’s lunch at the Steam Centre cafeteria (included). Cost:  £24 per person including train ticket and lunch.   Not suitable for dogs       

Leader: Sam Phillips BOOK TICKETS   Walk sponsored by Pots & Pieces Teashop and Gifts


Walk 11 - Rocks and Rivers - 8½ miles, moderate.  9:30am to 3:00pm. 

Firstly we visit Yat Rock .  Then we descend to the River Wye opposite the island.    Walk to Biblins Bridge then back up into the Forest of Dean.  Follow the Wysis Way to Hillersland and Edge End then pass Eastbach Court to Upper Tump and then steeply descending footpaths down and up into English Bicknor.  Pass through the churchyard to pick up the Coldwell Walks back to Symonds Yat Rock.   Not suitable for dogs. Bring a Picnic.       BOOK TICKETS

Leader:  Peter Gratton   Walk sponsored by the Bridge House Bed & Breakfast


Walk 12 - Garway – The top of the World - 7 miles, energetic,   10:00am to 2:00pm 
Follow the Monnow Valley then across the common to the top of Garway Hill to have our lunch.  Fine views across the Black Mountains and, on a clear day, you can see the Gower coast.

Not suitable for dogs.  Bring a picnic 

Leader:  Gill Moxham        BOOK TICKETS

Walk sponsored by Truffles Delicatessen


Walk 13 – Port Wine and Gulliver’s Travels - 7 miles, moderate           10:15am to 3:00pm

This walk passes across one side of Coppett Hill, down to the Wye near Welsh Bicknor Youth Hostel. The route follows the “deceitful” river then the easy way to the top of Coppett Hill before descending steeply back to the start at Goodrich Castle.

Not suitable for dogs.  Bring a picnic       BOOK TICKETS

Leader: Elinor Kelly        Walk sponsored by Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms



Walk 14 – Wye Walk & Lunch Cruise - 3 miles, easy     10:30am to 1:30pm

Cross the Wye using the ancient rope ferry then it’s an easy walk along the river to Biblins where we go over the small suspension bridge and back to Symonds Yat. Here we’ll join our river boat for a 40 minute cruise while we enjoy our picnic lunch.

Bring a picnic. Not suitable for dogs. Cost: £15 per person (includes ferry & cruise) BOOK TICKETS
Leader: John Smart        Walk sponsored by Field Fayre - The Organic Store



Walk 15 - Explore the hidden secrets of Ross -

Unfortunately this walk has now been withdrawn from the programme.



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