HerefordRoss-on-Wye

Herros two
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27km/17mi

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Description

HERROS route avoiding dangerous road section around Holme Lace also utilising the new crossing at Wilton as the path under the dual carriageway no longer exists

HERROS route avoiding dangerous road section around Holme Lace also utilising the new crossing at Wilton as the path under the dual carriageway no longer exists

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (1)
Present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 26.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

30.0% of the route is on roads (1)

2.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

30.0% of the route is paved (1)

70.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

10.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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4X May 2021 by Grifftinfoilhat
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Hereford
Grid RefSO5119339982
Lat / Lon 52.05607° / -2.71324°
Easting / Northing351,193E / 239,982N
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Ross-on-Wye
Grid RefSO5992024140
Lat / Lon 51.91435° / -2.58411°
Easting / Northing359,920E / 224,140N
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Reviews


Grifftinfoilhat

20 May 2021

Right. Time to review my own route.

I did this on a showery May day and ended up very wet and very muddy. But I loved it.

The sun was shining as I left Hereford but black clouds were gathering and the heavens opened as I left the city and entered the countryside.

The route takes you through fields, farms, woodlands and villages showing the best Herefordshire has to offer.

The paths were well marked for the whole route and I only wandered off course once, which was probably my own fault. I blame the rain.

There are lots of stiles and gates, some of which required climbing over. It's a long route and the terrain was quite difficult due to the bad weather so its not for everyone.

There's a few pubs along the way, but all were closed. They're only open certain days and times so check in advance. Also there are no shops between Hereford and Peterstow (other than the village stores in the pub at Hoarwithy).

Anyway, the route works. Its a long trek through beautiful countryside and I would definitely do it again. But I would like more sunshine!.


Nichowes

29 Apr 2021

Grifftinfoilhat has followed a route remarkably similar to the one I prepared and that has just appeared in Herefordshire Wildlife Trust's "Wildside" magazine (Spring 2021). I also shared the route with Slow Ways in advance of the launch of this website.

The "Wildside" HERROS route appears as a downloadable pdf with full 1:25000 OS maps and a full route description on HWT's website at: https://www.herefordshirewt.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/Slow%20Way%20from%20hereford%20to%20Ross-on-Wye_Nic%20Howes.pdf

The only differences between HERROS2 and my "Wildside" version is that the latter has - to my mind - a more interesting route out of the City of Hereford and also has a slightly different approach to Wilton from Bridstow church. HERROS 2 removes the two dangerous road sections that are problematic in HERROS 1, which appears to have been (understandably) produced on a map without local knowledge.

I have enjoyed walking this route and sections of it for many years and it stands up well against walks across the rest of England, Scotland and Wales. I have lived in Herefordshire for more than 40 years and still find walking in the County a delight that I welcome others to share - hence the 5 star rating!.


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Ascent

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Descent

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