By Bridie Adams

GUIDED walking tours of the historic Herefordshire market town Ross-on-Wye are now available to book.

The town council is running monthly tours until October, all of which are free to book and attend.

The first walk will be at 10.30am on Wednesday 26 July, starting from the market house and continuing for two miles along the scenic River Wye. Local historian Heather Hurley will lead the tour and will talk about the importance of Ross-on-Wye’s riverside for past industries and trade, as well as the famous eighteenth-century Wye Tour.

In August, Rosemary Sutton will take walkers on a gentle one-mile tour around the town centre, looking at some of the most ancient buildings in Ross-on-Wye and discussing the town’s history.


The third walk, in September, will be run by St Mary’s churchwarden Mark Sanderson, using augmented reality to bring back aspects of the town’s past which are no longer around.

Finally, the October walk will be a sculpture trail with tour guide Philip Gray, taking walkers through the old part of town and down to the river to look at local sculptor Walenty Pytel’s three metal installations of swans, salmon, and mallards.

Each walk lasts for an hour and a half, and walkers are welcome to bring well-behaved dogs on leads.