GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tintern Old Station - Wye Valley Park Walk

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.

Tintern Old Station OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tintern Old Station Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just north east of Tintern you could visit the interesting village of St Briavels. Here you will find the historic St Briavels Castle which dates back to the 12th century and is open to the public under the care of English Heritage. The village can be accessed by crossing the Bigsweir Bridge over the Wye from Llandogo in Wales to St Briavels in England on the other side. In Llandogo you can enjoy a walk to the pretty Cleddon Falls on the River Cleddon.
The circular Brockweir Walk visits the station and the abbey from the nearby village. It then goes on to climb to the Devil's Pulpit where there are excellent views over the area.
The Wye Valley Greenway runs to Tintern from nearby Sedbury. The shared cycling and walking trail follows a disused railway line, notably passing through the murky Tidenham Tunnel on the way.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Wye Valley Walks page.

Photos

Field by Tintern Old Station - geograph.org.uk - 204768

Field by Tintern Old Station. The view is from the river bank footpath, looking towards Brockweir with the river Wye on the right and the dismantled railway on the left. Tintern Old Station can just be glimpsed, left of centre, in the trees.

The Old Station, Tintern - geograph.org.uk - 1044436

The Old Station, Tintern

Tintern and Barbadoes Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1331113

Tintern and Barbadoes Hill From the riverbank footpath to The Old Station

Steps on the footpath to Tintern Old Station - geograph.org.uk - 477048

Steps on the footpath to Tintern Old Station This footpath from Brockweir to Tintern Old Station (the direction to which is behind the camera) follows the bed of the old railway track. The railway tunnel under Brockweir road bridge is to the right of these steps and hidden by bramble growth.

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GPS Files

GPX File

Tintern Old Station.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Tintern Old Station.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)