Walking in the Ross-on-Wye area
Welcome to the Ross-on-Wye Ramblers. Ross-on-Wye is regarded as the birthplace of modern British tourism thanks to the Wye Tour which, in the 18th century, attracted artists, poets and other lovers of natural beauty to take boats down-river as far as Chepstow.
Ross remains a fabulous centre for walkers today, but we are not limited to the beautiful Wye Valley – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – or even the fascinating and atmospheric Forest of Dean. We are so lucky to be in easy reach of the Cotswolds, the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, the Malvern Hills (another AONB) and the Severn estuary, giving us plenty of scope to offer a wonderfully varied programme.
Our weekend walks are usually seven to 12 miles long, but we also have shorter routes (four to five miles) on a Tuesday morning. They may be classed as 'easy', 'moderate' or 'strenuous' – or something inbetween!
Join our walking community
We're a friendly group, keen to celebrate the beautiful landscape we are so lucky to live in, and we love showing it off to new members.
We walk every week and we're a mix of ages, genders and abilities, so there should be something in our walks programme to suit everyone.
We also enjoy an active social programme, as well as getting involved with footpath and rights of way maintenance and improvement projects, looking after stretches of the Herefordshire Trail and supporting the local walking festivals.