GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

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.
The Wye Valley Walk passes nearby St Arvans so you could pick this up and head through Wyndcliffe Woods to Tintern Abbey to extend your walk.

Postcode

NP16 6HL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Chepstow Park Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chepstow Park Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woodland trails are ideal for dog walking. You'll probably meet other owners on a fine weekend day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Wye Valley Greenway runs to Tintern abbey from nearby Sedbury. The shared cycling and walking trail follows a disused railway line, notably passing through the murky Tidenham Tunnel on the way.
To the east is the 365 steps path up to the Eagle's Nest viewpoint at Wynd Cliff. The site has been described as "one of the most impressive viewpoints in the British Isles".

Photos

Chepstow Park Wood - car park - geograph.org.uk - 473809

Chepstow Park Wood car park and forestry commission sign

Earthwork in Chepstow Park Woods - geograph.org.uk - 301903

This earthwork is located near the summit of Chepstow Park Hill close to a forest track. The trees around the site have recently been thinned. The circular earthwork consists of an outer bank (to the right of the photo), a ditch (centre), and a central mound (to the left). Within the mound there are the ruins of small house. Following a recent local campaign tje wppds have been retained in public ownership and are managed by the Forestry Commission. Patches of native woodland survive in predominantly coniferous plantation.

Bench by the reservoir in Chepstow Park Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1043714

Bench by the reservoir. A nice place to sit and relax with a view over the water.

View towards Pen-y-Parc in Chepstow Park Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1044457

View towards Pen-y-Parc in Chepstow Park Wood

Chepstow Park Wood - forest trail junction - geograph.org.uk - 473770

Forest trail junction. The trail continues across Chepstow Park Wood to Nex Common. A post indicating a footpath to the north (and a car park) can just be discerned against a bush just right of centre.

Oak logs in Chepstow Park Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1044444

Oak logs cut to a length suitable for a pulp mill.

GPS Files

GPX File

Chepstow Park Wood.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)