Wye Valley Walk
222 km / 138 miles
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 has been completed with new signs, better way-marking and a new website with interactive maps of the route and comprehensive information about accommodation, transport and a new Passport scheme for completers.
The diversion on the path at the Southern end of the walk at Chepstow has now been removed and the path is open. Renovation works have been carried out on the path and viewpoints along Piercefield Walk through the Overlooking the Wye Partnership project
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