There is always lots going on in and around Ross-on-Wye for all tastes and levels of involvement.  This might include:


        •       •   outdoor action/ sporting activities & events throughout the year;


      •       •   the big annual festivals down at the river – including the Ross Regatta (late August), Beer & Cider Festival (May BH), the               Town Carnival held since 1977 (early August), or the bi-annual Wye Valley River Festival (through May).


      •       •   Other special interest festivals – including the amazing Herefordshire Art 10 day open studio festival in September; the Walking Festival           (late September), Herefordshire Country Show, Borderlines Film Festival, Hedgehog Festival, Linton Music Festival (June) or the Big

      •          Apple (Autumn) to mention a few.


      •       •   Smaller village fetes, markets, community events, live music, etc.

In addition, the town is surrounded by a range of really interesting castles and churches, of villages and views, of cathedral cities and craft centres.

The best place to start is at the Playross website 


Other sites include:


Ross-on-Wye Tourism activities


What’s on – Britevents 


Wider Forest of Dean events calendar


Walkers are Welcome: Gardeners' Special 

Friday 28th September – Sunday 30th September 2018
2pm – 3pm daily, garden tour followed by a refreshing drink, such as a home-made fruit cordial or a cup of tea (solar dried herbal or traditional) £5 per person


Enjoy a gentle stroll around ‘A Taste of Self Sufficiency’ smallholding on Howle Hill with Andrew De La Haye.  Learn about the different techniques he uses to grow a variety of vegetables and fruits including quinoa and amaranth.  Andrew will also share a well kept secret of how to make garden compost in less than three months.  Your days of turning compost are over!


Booking is not essential.  Please note this walk is on uneven ground and, therefore, unsuitable for those with mobility problems or on wheels. 
A Taste of Self Sufficiency has been featured in the UK Permaculture magazine (2017 and 2018), and in Vegan Life (2017 and 2018).

Directions: Google ‘Taste of Self Sufficiency’ HR9 5SH.  Signage up and on Howle Hill will direct you to parking on site.

For further information go to the website






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