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

 


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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...