Penallt - River Wye - Livox Wood - Troypark Wood - Penallt

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For this walk we keep to the Welsh side of the River Wye. It is not often walked but gives a different aspect as it walks parallel to the Wye Valley Walk. After emerging from Livox Wood, there are great views of Monmouth and these views improve and give a good excuse for stopping on the climb up the steep meadows from Troy Farm.

Wales - South Wales - Monmouthshire - Wye Valley

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Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
20/07/2015 - John Wilkin

We were so disappointed with this walk. On paper it looks excellent. However the path alongside the River Wye, point 4, is virtually impassable (July 2015) and we had to beat our way through using sticks. In fact it was quite dangerous in places as it was difficult to tell where the path was and where the river bank ended. We emerged from this stung, cut etc. but persevered. We then reached point 8. We turned up the steps to to be faced with an impenetrable path completely overgrown with brambles, nettles and other plants. We tried for fifteen minutes to find a way through but without a machete each this was impassable. We retreated with arms and legs covered in stings, cuts, grazes etc and made our way back to Troy Farm and then the main road. By this time we had been walking for over 2.75 hours. We were then over 3.5 miles from the car via the road with blood stained clothes etc. For the first time ever we gave up and called for a taxi which took 45 minutes to arrange and cost £10!!

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