Chepstow - Brockweir - Chepstow (Circular Number 1)

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This walk starts at Chepstow Castle and continues on the Wye Valley Walk along the wooded hillsides, following the river. It descends to the river at Tintern, crosses at Brockweir and then climbs again, following the Offa's Dyke Path back to Chepstow.

Wales - South Wales - Monmouthshire - Wye Valley

Features

Castle, Church, Great Views, Pub, River, Wildlife
14/04/2015 - John Acord

Just completed this walk today (14/4/15) and just wanted to add a few comments and suggestions. Firstly the walk comes in (as measured by my Garmin) at 15.7 miles, not the 12.5 as advertised! It also took us about 6.5 hours of total walking time, but we weren't exactly rushing. Your total ascent is also 791m, so there is a LOT of climbing, on both the way up to Brockweir and on the way back to Chepstow. The Offa's Dyke Path has now been re-routed, so all directions in step 11 after the Devil's Pulpit are now different. However, the path is very well sign-posted and as long as you follow the signs for Offa's Dyke Path you will get to the road at step 12. The signs to 'Sedbury Cliff' (steps 12 and 13) have been replaced with signs for Offa's Dyke Path. At Step 13, when you reach the B4228, TURN RIGHT and very shortly you will see a sign on your left for the Offa's Dyke Path which will lead you along the cliffs. Overall an really good walk.

17/07/2011 - Samantha Poynter

Lovely walk, took me all day because I hung around at Tintern Abbey for quite a while and kept dawdling to take photos and enjoy the scenery. Absolutely wonderful view of the Abbey from around the Devil's Pulpit area, do not miss it! Most stiles have been replaced by gates now, apart from at Brockweir where there are still a couple.

24/04/2011 - Estelle Stevenson

April 23 2011 A beautiful if hot day and we welcomed the shade of the trees. Stunning walking through the bluebell covered woods. No problem following route. Some steep bits. Challenging. We we took 5½ hours. Nice to find a walk of some distance on the site.

27/07/2009 - Bonnie Thomas

On 26/7/09 lots of sections of this walk were shut off for maintenence - with road diversions. We had to stick to the printed walk as there were no maps or signs showing us where to go instead -but were fine. This was a nice walk - however I agree mainly forest, obscuring views. We are fairly fast walkers and had a 1/2 hr lunch break but it took 7 hours not 6 of actual walking. Quite steep ascents. Pubs open all day in Tintern so no need to rush. Be careful at end of walk where you cross road over two stiles in quick sucession signed 'Sudbury Cliff' - these are now kissing gates and there is no sign. If you miss this, you will have to walk on a VERY fast dangerous road, as we did. Overall, good walk. 7.5/10

04/09/2008 - ROGER WOODS

A good hard walk if you like walking through woodland, too few views for my liking but on the whole enjoyable exercise, we got a little lost for a while as well on the main road part !

14/10/2007 - Sally Bishop

Just done this walk - well most of it! No problems until reaching the main road around 14 / 15 and then got completely lost and picked up the last stages of the walk. It is quite confusing around this point so take care. A good walk though - leave plenty of time - we are really quick walkers but the terrain was very stony and hilly so we did it in 5 and a half hours with a short stop for our sandwiches.

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