Saturday programme includes two of the most popular of last
year's walks, "Where falcons dare" around the Doward
and the Wye gorge at Symonds
Yat and "Back of beyond to the top of the world" from
Garway Common to the top of Garway
walks on Saturday are a walk that takes the bus then passes
through historic Harewood Park to Hoarwithy
and "A walk in Dick Whittington country" in the area of
Sollars Hope and the Marcle Ridge. Another Saturday walk
climbs Leys Hill, follows part of the Wye Valley Walk and
returns past Walford
Church. The programme for Sunday retains the very popular
"Cream Tea walk" where walkers can book a cream tea at the
retained from last year is the second half of the "Ross
Round". This year, however, walkers may order a fish and
chips lunch that will be delivered to the lunch stop. Luckily,
it's all downhill from lunch. Other walks include a walk
called "Tinplate and telephone cables" that is centred on
Lydbrook and a walk from Goodrich
that ascends Coppett Hill and returns via Goodrich Church.
the less energetic there will be a gentle walk taking in
parts of Ross and its immediate countryside.
is a programme with something for everyone and the organisers
hope it will prove attractive to visitors and local people
too. Tickets are on available from the Ross Tourist Information
Office and all walks are priced at the very reasonable rate
of £3.00. Well behaved dogs, on a lead where required, will
be welcome. Ross Walkers are Welcome Group does not just
organise an annual walking festival.
The Group has produced four new publications that are available
in the TiC. One of them is a booklet of 8 dog-friendly walks,
designed by the Group's "Director of Canine Affairs", Ben
the black Labrador. Ben can be seen in the March edition
of Herefordshire Life magazine, leading a walk in the Bridstow
area. Other new publications are a replacement for the very
popular town map. This was going out of print but the WaW
Group has rescued it and it is available free of charge.
The leaflet listing 14 bus walks is still available as is
the leaflet describing the Ross Buggy Route.
more information on the WaW Group or the Festival please
contact Secretary, Judy Baugh on 01989-763572, Chairman,
Sam Phillips on 01989-563874 or Ross TiC on 011989-562768.
Or go to the Group's website www.ross-on-wyewalkersarewelcome.co.uk
Ross-on-Wye is one of a growing number of towns and villages
that have achieved Walkers are Welcome accreditation. For
more information on WaW nationally visit www.walkersarewelcome.co.uk.
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