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

 

 
Attractions:

Chepstow to Monmouth

  • 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. ...
  • Eagles Nest Viewpoint
    Dramatic viewpoint platform with far-reaching views across the River Wye and over the Severn Estuary. Built on orders of the Duke of Beaufort and now managed by Forestry Commission Wales. Can be reached via the '365 steps' from Lower ...
  • Chepstow Bookshop
    Town centre (St Mary's Street) bookshop with online shop including range of walking, outdoor pursuit and local history books
  • Blackcliff Wood Camp
    Remains of Silure Iron Age hillfort on a wooded promontory overlooking the River Wye in the middle of Blackcliff Wood
  • The Stables Craft Centre
    Artists studios featuring work by individual painters, frame and picture restorers, printmakers, photographers and conservators. The studios are open to visits from the public for demonstrations of technique and sale of some ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Monmouth Nelson Museum
    Home to one of the best collections of Nelson paraphenalia in the World including personal letters and some outrageous forgeries, such as his glass eye. Also a local history centre dealing with local life in Monmouthshire, the ...
  • Parva Farm Vineyard
    Small hillside vineyard specialising in still and sparkling Welsh wines, mead and country wines.