We’re heading west to explore the Wye Valley for the weekend!
The main group will be basing ourselves at the Beeches Farm Campsite, a fantastic site with stunning views across the Wye Valley – and only an hour and a half drive from Reading (even the Severn Bridge is now free!). Located on the Offa’s Dyke Way, we’re in a great location for hiking, and to see some of the famous sights across the valley such as Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle.
Beeches Farm Campsite is well equipped, with large camping pitches, fire pits, bathroom and shower blocks, and even friendly chickens roaming the site!
Camping is £8 per person, per night.
For those keen on joining for the weekend, please pre-book a camping pitch directly here, and also let the meet organiser know you’re coming via email.
If you’re not a keen camper, the site does offer 2 static caravans for groups, and also a wooden pod for hire – please contact Beeches Farm Campsite for availability.
Of course, there are many B&B and cottage options for those looking for a solid roof, via the usual options such as Booking.com and AirB&B.
Friday 13th September:
We plan to all meet at Beeches Farm Campsite on Friday evening. It is only a 1hr 30min drive from Reading, so easily do-able after work. Please help each other out to coordinate lift sharing via the BW Facebook page.
(weather permitting) We’ll kick off the weekend on Friday evening with a BBQ social at the campsite (the nearest Tesco Superstore is in Chepstow, and is en-route, only a few miles from the campsite).
There are also fire pits across the site for the post-BBQ social, and firewood is available to purchase.
Saturday 14th September:
The first walk, starting from Beeches Farm Campsite takes us on a circular route around the Wye Valley using the Offa’s Dyke Way and Wye Valley Walk, via some the many sights including Chepstow and Tintern.
If the weather allows for a BBQ on Friday, then we’ll stop for an evening meal in Tintern; otherwise, we’ll return to the campsite for the BBQ.
Sunday 15th September:
Sunday’s walk starts from the National Trust Car Park at the Kymin, and leads us through woodland trails and the Wye Valley to the famous viewpoint of Symonds Yat.
All the detailed information for each walk can be found in the links above.
Please do email me if you have any questions – and of course let me know if you’re coming for the weekend.
Can’t wait to see you all there!