Tintern - Penterry Church - Gaer Hill - Glyn Woods - Tintern

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The climbing is done early and the views from Gaer Hill are over to the Forest of Dean and then across the New Severn Bridge to the Channel and the South-West. The churches visited are both small and interesting. Done in the spring the walk is alive with birds and flowers, while in the autumn the colours are lovely.

Wales - South Wales - Monmouthshire - Wye Valley


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
10/28/2020 - lee kersaw

This is one of those walks that offers a lot for not a lot of effort, the only real ascent at the beginning. A word of warning, if you reach St Marys Church at the start of the walk, then turn around and go right at the bottom (we have made this mistake twice now!). The ascent is on broken stones and can be wet as it also acts as a watercourse. We encountered a party of poets on the way up but I am guessing that this was a one off occurrence. After Gaer (“Fortress”) Hill please take care. It was only as we exited the field after the pylons that we saw the sign warning of the bull. As it was, it was in another field beyond our walk, with many of his buddies! Glyn Woods are very tranquil and make for a pleasing descent back to Tintern, which is simply an amazing place. You can see a montage of my photographs from this walk; https://www.leejameskershaw.com/2020-09-tintern-penterry-church

10/29/2019 - Paul and Tracy Dawson

Fabulous walk! We parked in the woods near the mid points of 8 & 9 (to save on carpark fees) so the climbs, at the walk beginning, were a third of the way round for us. It's a long gradual climb only made awkward under foot with the rocks and streams of water from the recent downpours. Lovely views and plenty of wildlife about. A real adventure of a walk, well recommended.

10/21/2019 - Ray Fussell

This is a fabulous walk with great views. It is not 7 miles but 5 but it is quite strenuous at first

12/28/2014 - Ian Mapp

Always walk in this area at Xmas - and over the last 10 years, a high percentage of my routes have come from this site. Thanks. This is a great walk, with plenty of variety. A lot of height is gained, but its not to onerous and of course - you are rewarded with the views. Drop down through the woods is exceptional. Tintern itself is wonderful. You can park in the Anchor Inn car park and redeem the £3 parking fee behind the bar when you make a purchase. The beer is highly recommended. Some photos on my blog at http://mappiman.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/281214-welsh-rarebit.html Thanks for the walk.

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