Ross-on-Wye - Kerne Bridge - Ross-on-Wye

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A long but rewarding walk, which starts at Wilton Bridge just outside Ross-on-Wye and follows the River Wye for five and a half miles to Kerne Bridge. This part of the walk is mostly flat, but there are a couple of short climbs up steep banks, where woodland hugs the river's edge. There are quite a few trees which have come down across the path on this part of the walk; all are passable with care but be prepared to climb over, under or in some cases between the branches. Just before reaching Kerne Bridge, the remains of Goodrich Castle are encircled. It sits high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river.

From Kerne Bridge, the Wye Valley Walk is followed back to Ross-on-Wye. The path is mostly in woodland and has some steep climbs, but you are rewarded with some breathtaking views.

England - Central England - Herefordshire - Wye Valley

Features

Birds, Castle, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
04/08/2014 - David Yarwood

Completed this walk on 30/07/14 starting from Kerne Bridge rather than Ross - makes sense to be in Ross at the halfway point for its variety of eating options. Lovely sunny and warm summers day. First half of the walk is excellent; varied and interesting terrain ; directions spot-on. Back from Ross the walk becomes a little tedious, just following the river and at times rather too near to the busy A40. Path rather overgrown with nettles brambles etc. around Waypoint 5 but manageable. However at Waypoint 7 the path has disappeared completely and we had to divert via a contractor's (National Grid) track eventually emerging onto a minor road at 568202; then left into Goodrich and back to Kerne Bridge.

07/05/2012 - Ian Dodd

This is a good walk, easy to follow. Some parts overgrown with nettles so not a day for shorts. The 'buildings on the left' described at WP 9 are the village hall, and the toilets were open, at least on the Sunday afternoon we did the walk. Much to our surprise, but most welcome and appreciated!

13/03/2010 - p fowler

The path from Ross to Kerne Bridge has been much cleared and is pretty comfortable walking now. Would suggest starting the walk from Kerne Bridge or even Goodrich which gives you the river walk to finish plus the advantage of plenty of picnic spots in Ross.

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