Ancient Valleys and Ancient Trials: The Wye Valley and Offa’s Dyke Way, 13.5 miles, moderate

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Beeches Farm Campsite
Miss Grace's Lane
Chepstow NP16 7JW
Mark Q
07910 190049

This walk starts at 10:00am from the Beeches Farm Campsite, where much of the group will be staying for the weekend.

We’ll be taking the Offa’s Dyke Way, offering spectacular views across the Wye Valley, along to the historical town of Chepstow. Crossing the bridge, and the border from England into Wales, we pass Chepstow Castle and then join the Wye Valley Walk. As we climb up above the river Wye, we’ll stop for lunch in Piercefield Park, overlooking the valley.

The trail continues past some of the many famous cliffs of the Wye Valley, including Lover’s Leap, Wyndcliff, and Black Cliff (expect climbers aplenty!), and on towards the village of Tintern. We’ll stop in Tintern and take a little time to explore the ruins of Tintern Abbey, before a visit to The Anchor Inn to rehydrate. *Optional* If the weather allows for a BBQ Social on Friday 13th, then we will plan to eat an evening meal at The Anchor Inn, or another of the pub-options in Tintern. It may be dark for the final part of the walk, so please remember a torch or headtorch.

To return to the start, the walk crosses back over the River Wye, and climbs up through Caswell Woods back to the Beeches Farm Campsite, where the walk will finish.

Don’t forget plenty of water and a packed lunch, and of course some change for the pub stop.

NOTE: Part of the Wye Valley Weekend Away

Sat Nav: NP16 7JR or 51.7017 -2.6554

Grid Ref: SO548005