GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eagle's Nest and 365 Steps Walk

1 miles (1.6 km)

This walk takes you to the Eagle's Nest viewpoint in the Wye Valley AONB. The site has been described as "one of the most impressive viewpoints in the British Isles".
The viewpoint is located on Wynd Cliff south of Tintern and east of St Arvans village. It can be reached on the 365 steps from the car park at Lower Wyndcliff, just off the A466. Here you will find an information board with details on the walk and the surrounding woodlands. You can then follow the winding footpath north west through the woods to reach the viewpoint. From here you can enjoy wonderful views over the River Wye Valley to the Severn Bridges and Wales.
The viewpoint is part of the Wye Valley Walk so you could continue on the trail to extend your walk. Follow the trail north will take you to the historic ruins of Tintern Abbey, one of the major highlights of the area.

Eagle's Nest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eagle's Nest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Wye Valley Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

The Eagle's Nest viewpoint on the Wynd Cliff - geograph.org.uk - 2344653

The Eagle's Nest viewpoint on the Wynd Cliff. The viewpoint was built in 1828 for its landowner theDuke of Beaufortas an extension to the walking path network already developed around the nearbyPiercefieldestate.

Sign,Lower Wyndcliff, Wye Valley - geograph.org.uk - 1776217

Sign, Lower Wyndcliff, Wye Valley. Start point of 365 steps walk. The Wyndcliff or Wynd Cliff (historically sometimes spelt Wyndcliffe) is a steep limestone cliff rising above the western bank of the River Wye in Monmouthshire

Picnic bench overlooking the Wye valley - geograph.org.uk - 917955

Picnic bench overlooking the Wye valley

View from the Wyndcliffe - geograph.org.uk - 1903478

View from the Wyndcliffe. Samuel Taylor Coleridgedescribed the view as "the whole world imaged in its vast circumference". The view includes the farmland on the opposite bank of the Wye atLancaut; the cliff face atWintour's Leap; Chepstow Castle and the adjoining town; the mouth of the Wye atBeachley; theSevern estuary,Severn BridgeandSecond Severn Crossing; and theCotswold Hillsbeyond.

Part of the path approaching the '365 steps' - geograph.org.uk - 3101099

Part of the path approaching the '365 steps'

Part of the '365 steps' on the Wynd Cliff - geograph.org.uk - 3101137

Part of the '365 steps' on the Wynd Cliff

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