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


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Lydbrook Bridge Closure and Diverson 2017

The published route of the Wye Valley Walk is closed where the pathcrosses the river at Lydbrook Rail Bridge (National Grid Ref: SO 587 176) due ti the unsafe condition of this former railway bridge.
As a consequence:

If walking upstream: walkers are advised to leave the Wye Valley Walk just east of Huntsham Hill (NGR 567 168) and follow the riverside footpath downstream to Huntsham Bridge (NGR 567 182), cross the Wye using this narrow road bridge and then, turning right, follow the riverside footpath upstream all the way to re-join the Wye Valley Walk at Lydbrook Bridge.

It is possible to remain on the south side  of the river from Huntsham Hill and follow the Wye Valley Walk to the village of Lydbrook but as you cannot cross the river at Lydbrook the options between that point and Kerne Bridge necessiate walking along the sections of the busy B4234 with no pavement. 

If walking downstream: remain on the same side of the river at Welsh Bicknor (NGR 587 177) until reaching Huntsham Bridge (NGR 568 182,) cross the river on this narrow road bridge and take the footpath on the left to walk upstream to re-join the Wye Valley Walk just east of Huntsham Hill (NGR 567 168).

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.