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

 

 
Attractions:

Chepstow to Monmouth

  • Chepstow Bookshop
    Town centre (St Mary's Street) bookshop with online shop including range of walking, outdoor pursuit and local history books
  • 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 ...
  • Whitestone
    Forestry Commission Wales picnic site and play area with loop walks and a range of viewpoints down to the river. Walk continues to Cleddon Shoots where Wordsworth is believed to have written his: "Lines Written a Few Miles above ...
  • Chepstow Museum
    Elegant 18th Century apothocaries house opposite Chepstow Castle which briefly became a girl's school and then wartime Red Cross hospital, before becoming a museum featuring displays of Chepstow life and industry, including salmon ...
  • 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. ...
  • Chepstow Castle
    Perched dramatically on a crag above the River Wye, one of the earliest stone-built Norman castles in Britain and the centre of the medieval Marcher lordship of Chepstow. The castle was modified and developed in successive stages ...