THE ninth Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival is nearly here.

There are15 walks to choose from during the weekend of September 22 to 24.

The walks are various distances and are in Ross, Walford, Fownhope, Llangarron, Aconbury Woods, Monnow Valley, the Forest of Dean, Yat Rock, Garway and Coppett Hill.

Tickets are mostly £5 per person. Book online at or contact Rossiter Books in Ross (7, High Street) or Monmouth (5, Church Street).