Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Ross-On-Wye Walking Festival - How Much??

The Ross-On-Walking Festival in the county of Herefordshire, is being held over the weekend of the Friday 27/09 to the Sunday 29/09. There are 14 walks to choose from, varying in length from less than a mile to a 13 miler.


We have chosen a two night itinerary that will be staying in the Hostelrie At Goodrich for two nights.

The Itinerary

Day 1 Friday 27/09


Joyce’s Walk

This is a circular walk on the edge of the Forest of Dean. It passes through woods and fields to Hope Mansell with its interesting old church. After going through the village there is a steady climb followed by a section of lane walking. The views on this walk are superb and the peace and tranquility of the Herefordshire countryside should not be missed. The walk is named after a member of Ross-on-Wye Ramblers who devised it.
Distance: 4 miles, Moderate
Time: 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Leader: Sam Phillips, Ross Group RA

Check in to the Hostelrie At Goodrich

Day 2 28/09

Good Hearty Fry Up!!

Monmouth to Kerne Bridge

Stage one of an (optional) 2-day walk from Monmouth to Ross. Following the Wye Valley Walk, enjoy Wyastone Leys, a riverside house with a recording studio and concert hall. Cross the river at The Biblins via the suspension bridge. Continue via Symonds Yat and pass Welsh Bicknor Youth Hostel and a derelict factory with a fascinating history. Then follow water meadows and woodland to arrive at Kerne Bridge.
Distance: 13 miles, Energetic
Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm
Leader Ian Henderson, Ross WAW

Day 3 29/09

Another Fry Up and Check Out

Skenfrith & Monnow Valley

A circular walk up and down both sides of the beautiful Monnow Valley, crossing the lovely River Monnow at the Tregate Bridge. Some wonderful views towards Wales and over Skenfrith village and its castle. Several stiles but dogs on leads welcome.
Distance: 7½ miles, Energetic
Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm
Leader: Bob Selmes, Ross Group RA

How Much??

For 2 People
Accommodation 2 nights bed and breakfast at the Hostlerie At Goodrich = £140
Walks = £28
Total £168

Conclusion

A small walking festival but in a very beautiful part of the country. Some great looking guided walks and at £83 per person this is a great value Walking Holiday Weekend.

Next Walking Festival we will be looking at is The Burren Peaks Walking Festival In Ireland

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