Wye Valley Walks
The beautiful Wye Valley has some great riverside trails, woodland paths and some wonderful viewpoints to climb to.
There's also the fascinating historical sites at Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle.
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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Wye Valley. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.
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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Wye Valley Walk Map>>
|Chepstow||11 miles (18 km)||A splendid circular walk around Chepstow making use of the Wye Valley Walk and Offa's Dyke Path to visit some of the highlights of the area. There's lovely views of the River Wye, lots of peaceful woodland trails and a visit to the historic Tintern Abbey as you pass from Wales into England. View Full Details>>|
|Chepstow Park Wood||4 miles (6.5 km)||This large area of woodland is located a few miles north west of Chepstow. It contains miles of trails and footpaths with the option of extending your walk in the adjacent Fedw Wood and New Wood. Parking is available off Devauden Road about 1.5 miles north of St Arvans. View Full Details>>|
|Devil's Pulpit||3 miles (5 km)||Climb to this wonderful viewpoint and enjoy views over the Wye Valley AONB on this circular walk in the Forest of Dean. View Full Details>>|
|Goodrich Castle and Coppet Hill||6 miles (9 km)||Explore the Goodrich Castle estate before climbing to Coppet Hill on this walk in Herefordshire. There's fascinating history, woodland trails and great views from the high points to enjoy. View Full Details>>|
|Monmouth||6 miles (10 km)||A lovely circular walk around the Welsh town of Monmouth, visting Monmouth Castle, The Kymin viewpoint and the River Wye. The walk makes use of the Offa's Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk long distance trails to expose you to some of the beautiful surrounding the town. View Full Details>>|
|Monmouth to Symonds Yat||8 miles (12.9 km)||A lovely riverside walk from Monmouth to the wonderful viewpoint at Symonds Yat. The walk runs for about 8 miles, following the River Wye on a flat path before climbing to Symonds Yat for wonderful views over the Wye Valley, Wales, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. View Full Details>>|
|Offa's Dyke Path||177 miles (285 km)||This incredible 177 mile trail starts on the River Severn Estuary in Gloucestershire in England before taking you over the border into Wales and on through some truly splendid mountainous scenery. Highlights on the route include the gorgeous Wye Valley AONB, crossing from England into Wales along the splendid Hergest Ridge and the awe inspiring Brecon Beacons National Park. View Full Details>>|
|Ross Round||18 miles (29 km)||This delightful circular walk takes you through the Herefordshire countryside around Ross-on-Wye. View Full Details>>|
|Severn Bridge||5 miles (8 km)||Cross from England into Wales on this walk across the Severn Bridge. The route runs for just under 5 miles from Aust to Chepstow, using fairly flat footpaths, with a moderate climb towards the end. View Full Details>>|
|Symonds Yat Rock||2 miles (4 km)||Enjoy wonderful views over the Wye Valley from this well know viewpoint on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire border. From the elevated position you have a great view of the beautiful wooded gorge below. It's also a popular spot for birdwatching with peregrine falcons, buzzards, goshawks and hobbies regularly seen. The area is great for walking and cycling with miles of waymarked woodland trails and riverside paths to try. This circular walk starts from the car park and follows good footpaths to the viewpoint. You then continue along the river through the woodland, passing Huntsham Hill on the way. A section along the Perigrine Path then takes you along the River Wye before heading through Riddings Wood to the car park. View Full Details>>|
|The Kymin||2 miles (3 km)||Climb to the 245m (800ft) summit of Kymin Hill and enjoy wonderful views down the Wye Valley, up into the Brecon Beacons and across to the Malvern Hills. The National Trust owned site also has nice woodland trails and the Grade II listed Round House built in the late 18th century. There is also a Naval Temple built in 1800 to commemorate the second anniversary of the British naval victory at the Battle of the Nile in 1798. In the early 19th century Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson visited the Naval Temple and the Roundhouse on Kymin Hill, where he enjoyed the magnificent views. View Full Details>>|
|Tintern Abbey||6 miles (9.5 km)||Visit the fascinating ruins of this 12th century monastery and then explore the surrounding area on this walk on the England-Wales border. This route makes use of the Wye Valley Walk and Offa's Dyke Path to visit local woodlands, countryside and viewpoints. It's a beautiful area with the atmospheric ruins and the river flanked by the attractive woodland of the Forest of Dean. View Full Details>>|
|Tintern Old Station||2 miles (2.5 km)||This park is situated in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) near Chepstow. It was voted the UK's favourite park in the 2011 People's Choice Green Flag Award public poll. The station was originally opened in 1876 and closed in 1959. It now serves as a popular tourist attraction with three old carriages used as a gift shop and museum with old railway memorabilia. There is a one mile circular walk around the park with a section along the River Wye. You could follow the river further along the Wye Valley Walk if you wanted to continue your walk. View Full Details>>|
|Wintour's Leap||2 miles (4 km)||Climb to this magnificent limestone viewpoint on this walk in the Wye Valley. You can start the walk from the south western end of the village of Woodcroft. Follow woodland trails to the quarry and up to the viewpoint. It's a lovely spot with the limestone cliffs and splendid views down to the river below. The crag is a very popular spot for rock climbers with hundreds of routes with several overhangs on the impressive cliffs. After passing Wintour's Leap you can follow the footpath round the river to Lancaut and the remains of St James' Church, once the centre of a medieval village. It's a lovely spot with the church ruins overlooking the river and a plaque describing the history of the abandoned village. View Full Details>>|
|Wye Valley Walk||138 miles (222 km)||This walk takes you through the beautiful Wye Valley in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Wales. View Full Details>>|
|Wye Valley Walk Chepstow to Tintern||5 miles (8 km)||A walk from Chepstow through the Wye Valley to the wonderful Tintern Abbey. It's about a 5 mile walk from the town to the abbey, passing through peaceful woodland with lovely river views. The route takes place on good waymarked footpaths, with some moderate climbing around Wyndcliff. From the high points there are great views over the surrounding countryside of England and Wales. View Full Details>>|
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