The Wye Valley Walk A perfect mix of hill and river walking

 

 
Attractions:

Chepstow to Monmouth

  • Prisk Wood SSSI
    Gwent Wildlife Trust nature reserve featuring some fine examples of small-leaved lime, former quarries specialising in cider millstones, Spring displays of bluebells and bird life including flycatchers, sparrowhawk and woodcock. ...
  • The Stables Craft Centre
    Artists studios featuring work by individual painters, frame and picture restorers, printmakers, photographers and conservators. The studios are open to visits from the public for demonstrations of technique and sale of some ...
  • Tintern Abbey
    Ruined abbey founded by Cistercian 'white' monks in 1131 with backing from the Norman Marcher lords. Remarkably complete abbey church rebuilt in the later 13th and early 14th Centuries. Became the richest abbey in Wales controlling ...
  • Monmouth Castle and Regimental Museum
    Birthplace of Henry V. Castle was established by William fitz Osbern in the late 11th Century. It changed hands three times during the Civil War, witheld a short siege and was later largely demolished on orders from Cromwell, so not much ...
  • Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre
    Canoe hire for trips down the River Wye
  • Abbey Mill
    Originally the mill site Tintern Abbey, now a complex of shops, a coffee shop and restaurant and headquarters of the Wye Valley Craft Association all in former mill buildings
  • Angidy Ironworks
    Excavated and part-restored ruin of the first blast furnace site in Britain set beside the Angidy River in what was one of the most industrialised valleys in 16th Century Britain.
  • Blackcliff Wood Camp
    Remains of Silure Iron Age hillfort on a wooded promontory overlooking the River Wye in the middle of Blackcliff Wood