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Leaping salmon on named discWye Valley Walk

222 km / 138 miles

Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Powys
A walk following the banks of the river for most of its length but including some hill climbing, it passes Lovers Leap and Tintern Abbey. Several vantage points are achieved before crossing over the Wye at Redbrook to continue along the riverside to Monmouth.

The route then meanders on to pass English Bicknor, Welsh Bicknor and Goodrich Castle then leaves the Wye to go across country to Ross-on-Wye before reaching Hereford. Passing cider orchards, parkland and farmland, the Walk continues via Bredwardine, Merbach Hill, Hay-on-Wye, Builth Wells and Newbridge to Rhayader and now extended a further 24 miles, beyond Llangurig towards the source of the Wye on the slopes of Plynlimon, (image courtesy of Wye Valley AONB) eventually turning to meet the Severn Way in Hafren Forest, which route can be followed east to reach transport at Llanidloes.

While not part of the marked route, the source can be reached on Access Land. Explorer maps 201 and 202 are advised as they give better coverage of areas north of the route from OL 13 and 189.

In 2007 a significant re-launch of the route was completed with new signs, better waymarking and a new website with interactive maps of the route and comprehensive information about accommodation, transport and a new Passport scheme for completers.

See Wye Valley Walk website for details of a diversion around Lydbrook Bridge. The 2018 Cicerone guide shows the diversion route.


Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Leaping salmon on named disc
Waymark
Leaping salmon on named disc
Attributes
Forest/Woodland; Moorland; River; Heritage
Start
ST533942 - Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire
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Finish
SN857869 - Rhyd-y-Benwch Car park, Hafren Forest, Powys
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Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook
Wye Valley Walk (Cicerone Press - 2018 (reprint))
Leaflet
Wye Valley Walk - Source to Rhayader (Wye Valley AONB - 2007)
Guidebook
Walkers' Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)
External PDF
Chepstow and the Lower Wye Valley by public transport (Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association - 2011)
Download

Maps:

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Walkers are Welcome

 
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger
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OS Landranger Active
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OS Explorer
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OS Explorer Active
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Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Baggage Handling and Self Guided Walks (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Walking Holiday Company)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Marches Walks Limited)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Wales Walking Holidays)
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Self Guided Walking Holidays (Green Traveller)
Support Providers
Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
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B & B Accommodation
Chateau Terrace B&B  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
1 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
1 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
1 Km
Self-catering
< 1 Km
25 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
28 Km
Self-catering
Oak View Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
29 Km
B & B Accommodation
Portland House  (bookable online)
1 Km
38 Km
Self-catering
Flanesford Priory  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
49 Km
Hotels
Glewstone Court Country House  (bookable online)
4 Km
49 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
57 Km
B & B Accommodation
Broome Farm  (bookable online)
2 Km
60 Km
Self-catering
Ashe Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
60 Km
B & B Accommodation
Somerville House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
84 Km
B & B Accommodation
Southbank House  (bookable online)
1 Km
84 Km
B & B Accommodation
Charades Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
84 Km
B & B Accommodation
Hopbine House  (bookable online)
3 Km
86 Km
B & B Accommodation
Brandon Lodge  (bookable online)
2 Km
86 Km
Hotels
The Swan at Hay Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
124 Km
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The Swan at Hay  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
124 Km
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The Baskerville Arms Hotel  (bookable online)
1 Km
125 Km
B & B Accommodation
Broomfield House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
131 Km
Hotels
Foyles of Glasbury  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
132 Km
Bunk House
4 Km
133 Km
Walkers are Welcome
5 Km
135 Km
B & B Accommodation
5 Km
135 Km
Hotels
Llangoed Hall  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
139 Km
Other
Brynhir Farm  (bookable online)
3 Km
168 Km
B & B Accommodation
Highland Moors  (bookable online)
4 Km
168 Km
B & B Accommodation
Acorn Court Country House  (bookable online)
5 Km
168 Km
Hotels
The Bell Country Inn  (bookable online)
4 Km
172 Km
B & B Accommodation
Highbury Farm  (bookable online)
4 Km
172 Km
Self-catering
Gwynfan  (bookable online)
4 Km
172 Km
Caravan Park
The Pines Caravan Park  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
177 Km
Self-catering
The Vulcan Lodge  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
177 Km
Hostel Accommodation
3 Km
179 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Horseshoe Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
183 Km
B & B Accommodation
Liverpool House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
184 Km
B & B Accommodation
Beili Neuadd Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
2 Km
186 Km
Self-catering
Nannerth Country Holidays  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
190 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Old Vicarage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
203 Km
B & B Accommodation
Plas Bwlch  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
206 Km
Self-catering
Cwmbiga Cottages  (bookable online)
2 Km
222 Km
Bunk House
4 Km
222 Km

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Downloads:

MemoryMap Route File
Tracklogs Route File

Route Profile:

221.9 Km (137.9 miles)
5,579 m (18,304 ft) ascent
481 m (1,578 ft)  maximum height