4 Best Walking Trails in Ross on Wye


Ross on Wye is visited by people who love walking. ‘Welcome the Walkers’ is a popular program in England and many towns including Ross on Wye participate in this program. This is a perfect place for walkers due to its picturesque location and varieties of walking trails. Here are some of the popular walking trails in Ross on Wye.

Symonds Yat Walk

You will walk along the River Wye. The walk stretches along 2.75 milesthat is mostly flat. It is a circular walk at Yat Rock along the Wye Valley. You will pass through the rural village and will get to view wonderful sceneries.

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There will be a ferry to cross the river. After you get off the ferry, you can start your walk. You will see ancient buildings and campsites. You can spot people canoeing as it is a good place for this activity. You will need to cross a foot suspension bridge in order to complete the walk.

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

This is an interesting trail and it is quite unique. You will see sculptures of plants, animals and other things all along the trail. These sculptures are designed by many famous international artists.

The sculptures set on a natural setting looks natural too. They are also placed in such a way that you will be confused whether they are sculpture or real things. It is a 3.5-mile-long walk and you will find restaurants and café shops on your way. So, you can easily take a break and eat something to get some energy for walking.

Offa’s Dyke Path

This is a 177 miles walk along the borders. It is one of the most varied paths you will find here. You will cross the moorland, ancient woodland and river valleys. You will see rich flora and fauna on your way.

Wysis Way

This path joins two other paths: Thames Path and Offa’s Dyke Path. If you want, you can walk continuously for 400 miles. You have to pass the forest and cross the river, so you will have a very thrilling experience.

Apart from these, there are many easy walking trails that are suitable for senior or inexperienced people. You won’t need any GPS or guide for these walks. You should choose the type of walk depending on your preference, age and physical ability. You can get all the related information at any tourism office.