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THE CLASSIC LONG DISTANCE WALK

Walkers travel from around the world to enjoy this classic long-distance route, which follows the Wye for 136 miles of river and hill walking, from the rugged upland moorlands of the mountains of mid Wales to the Severn near Chepstow. No need for a passport as you criss-cross the border between Wales and England and ramble through the rolling fields and cider orchards of Herefordshire. The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its dramatic limestone gorges, stunning viewpoints and romantic ruins at Tintern Abbey, provides a spectacular 50 mile finale to the walk, which ends in the shadow of a clifftop medieval castle at Chepstow.

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Kate Humble

Words from Kate Humble

“The Wye Valley Walk passes through this beautiful part of the world which I am lucky enough to call home. Don’t rush the walk. The route often climbs away from the river providing a different perspective on the unfolding landscapes that are frequently, and sometimes literally, breathtaking. Remember to stop once in a while and take in your magnificent surroundings.”

Kate Humble

Read about Kate’s Wye Valley Walk

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The Route

Walking around 13 ½ miles a day you can complete the Wye Valley Walk in 10 days. Very fit and determined walkers, covering 19 miles daily, can complete it in 7 days.

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Gemma Kate Wood Bluebells

When To Walk

Choose your season and you could be delighting in blossom laden apple orchards in Spring, savouring wild garlic and bluebell heaven in May, meandering through wildflower meadows in summer, or enjoying golden autumn days walking through ancient woods. Winter’s misty mornings create moody views well worth the effort of wrapping up warm for a Wye Valley ramble.

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