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THE NINTH ROSS-ON-WYE WALKING FESTIVAL

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22nd-24th September 2017

15 glorious walks including the opportunity to take a river cruise, enjoy a cream tea or take a steam train ride.

see the programme and book your ticket(s) online at www.rosswalkingfestival.co.uk or call in at Rossiter books in either Ross or Monmouth

Sponsored by Wye Valley Brewery, PGL Travel Ltd, Herefordshire Walking Festival, Rossiter Books and Ross-on-Wye Town Council

Stepping Beyond guided day walks in the stunning Herefordshire countryside

Herefordshire is known as the county with hidden beauty… the last remaining rural idyll. There is no better way to experience this beauty than by leaving the car behind and  spending time walking with Stepping Beyond’s  experienced guides, sharing time with like minded people.

Whether you are travelling alone, or in a group or as a family you can walk with Stepping Beyond  to see, taste and experience the very best that Herefordshire has to offer. Perhaps you want to walk for whole or part of a day; they can offer walks to suit all ages and capabilities. Taste cider made from locally grown apples, visit the beautiful and picturesque Black and White villages, the rolling hills and valleys of the Golden Valley or step into some of  Herefordshires most ancient and historic churches that are scattered across the landscape.

Walk in Herefordshire with Stepping Beyond and they will take you off the beaten track and share areas of Herefordshire that time has forgotten… truly getting back to out roots. Continue reading

Hay on Wye Walking Festival October 11th to 15th 2012

Hay on Wye is well known as the town of books and home to the large annual literary festival. but did you know that this weekend the Hay on Wye Walking Festival is taking place.

It is a wonderful centre for walking, with easy access to the Brecon Beacons National Park, Offa’s Dyke Trail, the Black Mountains, the Wye Valley, the Golden Valley and the Black & White Villages of Herefordshire.

They ran our first Hay Walking Festival in October 2011 and it proved to be a very successful event. This year they have extended the event to cover 5 days, from Thursday 11th – Monday 15th October 2012. They are putting on a full and varied programme of some 45 guided walks for all ages and abilities, from full days to a few hours, together with opportunities to acquire better navigational and map reading skills and to learn about the geology and archaeology of the area. There are also opportunities to sample some local cycling and canoeing down the Wye. The walks are graded according to difficulty and are all led by experienced walkers and walk leaders, a number of whom run their own walking , cycling or outdoor activity centres in the area. The programme provides the opportunity to be led by local experts through some of the most spectacular scenery that the area has to offer, whilst learning something new about the history and the landscape. A number of walks start in Hay itself, more distant or longer walks provide transport at a small additional cost and one walk uses public transport.

They hope that this varied programme will appeal both to visitors and local residents, giving visitors a taste of some of the stunning scenery, and introducing residents to new paths and unfamiliar corners of this wonderful border country.
They also have a short programme of evening events, including the festival ceilidh, to be held at the Swan, and a pub quiz at Kilverts – both of which proved popular and successful last year. This year there is also have an evening of local song provided by the Village Quire at the Globe.

The Swan at Hay hotel is kindly offering to act as the Festival Hub, providing tea, coffee and cake at a modest price and somewhere to meet up before and after walks and events. It will be the place to check out late availability on walks, meet off duty walk leaders, catch up with friends old and new and hang up your boots (both literally and metaphorically) between walks.

 

Walking in England Free Walks to download and print

If you are coming to Herefordshire to walk you must follow the link to www.walkinginengland.co.uk  If you then click on Herefordshire you can down load a t least a dozen free walks from 2 to 8 miles  in Ross and around Ross on Wye, Ledbury, Leominster and Hereford . Do take a look its fantastic. If you are coming to stay at Wilton Court we will be happy to print of maps during your visit

History with a Twist

Mary Sinclair Powell  hosts historic guided walks and talks on Old Ross for groups of 2 to 16 people.

She has a vast knowledge of the history of Ross on Wye and can be on hand to take you for a walk around the town pointing out places of interest and telling stories as you go.

Why not meet for a two hour historic guided walk at Ross Market House  just £4.00 per person, no need to book just turn up.

Fridays in March at 2.00pm 16th 23rd and 30th

Wednesdays in March at 10.30 am 21st and 28th

Fridays in April at 2.00pm 6th 13th 20th

Wednesday in April 4th 11th 18th

For further details please telephone 01989 563056 or e mail msprosecottage@hotmail.co.uk

Kempley Daffodil Weekend Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March 2012

To celebrate 100 years of the Arts and Crafts Movement in their very own Arts and Crafts Church of St Edward’s, the theme and exhibition in the Church for this years Daffodil weekend  will be
“Arts and Crafts”,created by the residents of Kempley and the surrounding area. Continue reading