GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Brockweir Walks

5 miles (8.5 km)

This Gloucestershire based village sits in a beautiful spot in the Forest of Dean. It's great for exploring on foot with miles of woodland trails, riverside paths, local hill climbs and a significant historic site all nearby.
This circular walk from the village visits Tintern Old Station, the historic Tintern Abbey and the splendid viewpoint at the Devil's Pulpit.
The walk starts in the village and crosses the bridge over the River Wye to pick up the Wye Valley Walk. Follow the waymarked walk south and you will soon come to Tintern Old Station. The old rail station has been converted into a park with three old rail carriages used as a gift shop and a museum with old railway memorabilia. There's also some pleasant footpaths to follow around the site.
The route then continues around the river bend to visit the nearby abbey. The ruins of this 12th century monastery are a fine place for a stroll, with views of the river and the surrounding woodland of the Forest of Dean.
After exploring the abbey retrace your steps along the river to the old footbridge where you can cross over the water. Head south east and the route will take you up to the Devil's Pulpit. There are excellent views over the Wye Valley AONB from this popular elevated spot.
You then head north east past Caswell Woods to return to Brockweir.

Brockweir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Brockweir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Brockweir

  • Tintern Old Station - This park is situated in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) near Chepstow
  • Tintern Abbey - Visit the fascinating ruins of this 12th century monastery and then explore the surrounding area on this walk on the England-Wales border
  • Devil's Pulpit - Climb to this wonderful viewpoint and enjoy views over the Wye Valley AONB on this circular walk in Tintern in the Forest of Dean.
    You can start the walk from the car park off the B4228 just north of Tidenham
  • Chepstow Park Wood - This large area of woodland is located a few miles north west of Chepstow
  • Wintour's Leap - Climb to this magnificent limestone viewpoint on this walk in the Wye Valley
  • The Kymin - 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
  • Symonds Yat Rock - Enjoy wonderful views over the Wye Valley from this well known viewpoint on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire border
  • Monmouth - A lovely circular walk around the Welsh town of Monmouth, visting Monmouth Castle, The Kymin viewpoint and the River Wye
  • Offa's Dyke Path - 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
  • Llandogo - This Monmouthshire village sits in a fine location in the lovely Wye Valley AONB.
  • St Briavels - This Gloucestershire based village sits close to the Welsh Border in the Forest of Dean and the River Wye Valley.
  • Wye Valley Greenway - This cycling and walking route runs along a disused railway line through the beautiful Wye Valley.
  • Lancaut Walk - This walk explores the Lancaut Peninsula in the Wye Valley AONB

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Forest of Dean Walks page.


Brockweir - - 2938296

Brockweir. The village has an interesting boat building history.

Brockweir Bridge and quay on the River Wye - - 3049793

Brockweir Bridge and quay on the River Wye

River Wye, Brockweir - - 2938306

River Wye, Brockweir

Brockweir Moravian Church - - 3207636

Brockweir Moravian Church. The 19th century church includes Gothic Windows, Art Nouveau glass and a bellcot.

Old railway bridge across the River Wye at Tintern - - 3090284

Old railway bridge across the River Wye at Tintern



The Old Station, Tintern - - 2675420

The Old Station, Tintern

Tintern Abbey (geograph 5010115)

Tintern Abbey


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