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

 

 
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Autumn view from Eagle’s Nest

Autumn view from Eagle’s Nest

Autumn view from Eagle’s Nest copyright Nick Jenkins
On a clear day the view from the Eagle’s Nest viewpoint at Wyndcliff is remarkable, taking in several counties. In the middle distance is the ‘old’ Severn Bridge. From Eagles Nest the broad sweeps of the Wye are clearly visible, as is the gorge that it has carved through the limestone. The Eagles Nest was the highlight of a visit to the Piercefield Estate, where the owner Valentine Morris had laid out walks with various features such as a grotto, Giant’s cave and numerous viewpoints. Steps up to the Eagles Nest, 365 of them, were added later in the estate’s history. Sadly Piercefield House is today a ruin next to the Chepstow Racecourse, but the landscape features that Valentine Morris created could be restored with the help of a major Lottery funding bid.