Ross on Wye to Wye Valley Tour

Ross on Wye – The Wye Valley Tour

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A 30 milecycle route which takes you through the beautiful Wye Valley, which is an area
of outstanding natural beauty, and is recognised in particular for its scenery and dense native woodlands, as well as its wildlife, archaeological and industrial remains. The cycle route is along country lanes and ‘B’ roads and mainly through rolling countryside. You will encounter two steep climbs the first near Brockhampton and the second on the return leg of your ride at Ballingham.

Ross-on-Wye is a small market town situated on The River Wye was the birthplace of the British tourist industry. In 1745, the rector, Dr John Egerton, started taking friends on boat trips down the valley from his rectory at Ross. The Wye Valley’s particular attraction was its river scenery, its precipitous landscapes, and its castles and abbeys. The town is known for its independent shops, picturesque streets and market square with its market hall.

Starting from Ross market hall, go downhill along Broad Street and TURN LEFT along Brampton Street and follow the road out of town. Continue along Brampton Street past the industrial estate where the road runs on to Ross Road.

Continue along Ross Road for about a mile and three quarters where you come to a cross
roads. At the cross roads TURN LEFT along Fawley Cross towards Fawley Chapel. Cycle through Fawley Chapel and straight through Penalt. Follow the road past Penalt as it takes you round the lanes for about three quarters of a mile to King’s Caple.

At King’s Caple cycle straight through the village and after 500 yards you come to a ‘T’ junction at the junction TURN RIGHT, signposted for Brockhampton. After 500 yards
TURN LEFT and cycle up the hill towards Brockhampton ( steep in places)after about 1 mile TURN LEFT at the cross roads towards Fownhope.

Continue along the lane for about 1 mile to Fownhope and when you reach Fownhope TURN LEFT at the ‘T’ junction along the B4224. If your ready for some refreshments at this point you will find two pubs in the village of Fownhope. Cycle along the road through Fiddler’s Green and 500 yards after Fiddler’s Green TURN LEFT on to the B4399 and cycle quarter of a mile along the road to Holme Lacey. As you leave Holme Lacey TURN LEFT after the bridge over the disused railway line signposted for Ballingham.

Cycle along the lane for about three quarters of a mile where you TURN LEFT towards Ballingham village and follow the lane for about 1 mile which takes you up over a steep hill to Ballingham. The church in Ballingham dates from the 13th century. Continue through Ballingham and cycle along the lane following the path of the River Wye on your left towards Hoarwithy.

As you approach Hoarwithy you come to a ‘T’ junction where you TURN LEFT and follow the road for about one and a half miles to Dadnor. Continue through Dadnor towards Ross on Wye and after three quarters of a mile the lane meets with the A49 where you TURN LEFT to Wilton.

At Wilton you come to a junction where you GO STRAIGHT ACROSS on to Wilton Road B4260 which you follow for half a mile and leads you to the start finish of you cycle ride.

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