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
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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 Canoe and Activity Centre
    Canoe hire for trips down the River Wye