Walkers are Welcome is a U.K. wide, community led network of accredited towns whose purpose is to develop and promote walking in areas with something special to offer. You’ll know you’re in a Walkers are Welcome community when you see the familiar black and gold logo in shops, cafes and B&Bs.
Ten years ago, Ross on Wye became the first Walkers are Welcome town in Herefordshire.
Today, Ross & District Walking Group is a major contributor to the Walkers are Welcome organisation in our area.  Our members actively support the following aims of Walkers are Welcome, which help towns like Ross on Wye:

Our members help to run the annual Ross Walking Festival which brings around 200 walkers to the town over the three-day festival period.
In 2020 the Walking Festival will be held over the period 2nd to 4th October and further details can be found using the link below:


For more about this local initiative please check out the website:


The number of Walkers are Welcome communities is growing rapidly, so for the full list go to the website: