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Green ring with name and yellow centre/green arrowRoss Round

Gloucestershire, Herefordshire

29 km / 18 miles
An undulating circuit around Ross-on-Wye, including the River Wye to 'Hole in the Wall', then up across Eaton Park to reach the 'Burnt House' with its Civil War connections, Crow Hill, Upton Bishop, Upton Crews, Weston Under Penyard, an old Roman town called 'Ariconium', Howle Hill and Cubberley, with an easier alternative from Weston.

The Original Ross Round (ORR) is still waymarked and after Hartletree Water it turns off the Ultimate Ross Round (URR) and makes its way via Bolitree Castle to the village of Weston under Penyard with The Weston Inn. The onward route then passes Weston Church and it is only a mile or so further before it joins up with the URR at Parkfields.

Apart from these two main routes, it is also possible to walk just The May Hill Loop with a connection to and from The Weston Inn which is 15 miles and there is also an additional and very scenic walk mainly on the western side of The River Wye which is 12 miles and is known as The Loughpool Loop. Both the URR and the ORR are well served by the frequent Gloucester to Ross bus service.


Waymark: Green ring with name and yellow centre/green arrow
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Green ring with name and yellow centre/green arrow
Attributes: Challenging
Former Railway
Start and Finish: SO595241 - near Riverside Inn, east bank, River Wye, Herefordshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2004
Web Sites: Guy's Rambles - Ross Round

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Striding Around Ross  (Guy Vowles  - 2013 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 149, 162
OS Landranger Active 149, 162
OS Explorer 14, 189
OS Explorer Active 14, 189

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29.0 km (18.0 miles)
569 m (1,867 ft) ascent
178 m (584 ft)  maximum height

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