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

 

 
Attractions:

Chepstow to Monmouth

  • 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 ...
  • Old Station. Tintern
    Railway station café and railway carriages featuring local history exhibits and tourist information on a site offering riverside walks, model railway rides, organised family activities, circle of legends wood carvings and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Parva Farm Vineyard
    Small hillside vineyard specialising in still and sparkling Welsh wines, mead and country wines.
  • 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 Bookshop
    Town centre (St Mary's Street) bookshop with online shop including range of walking, outdoor pursuit and local history books