Your starting point for walking in Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley
Chepstow Walking Festival 12th - 14th April 2014
Chepstow lies on the border of Wales and England and is an ideal base for walking in Monmouthshire, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. With such a diverse landscape there is everything to offer the walker and visitor whether it be a riverside stroll or a challenging walk along Offa's Dyke Path. In April 2012 Chepstow received a feather in its cap by becoming the first Walkers are Welcome town in Monmouthshire. The area was already established as a destination for walkers but now Chepstow has achieved Walkers are Welcome status it re-enforces our endeavour to provide the best walking experience for visitors and the local community alike. This has been recognised when we won the 'Best Social Enterprise' award in the recent Monmouthshire Business awards.
So what makes it so special for walkers? Well we have the ingredients:
4 long distance walks all starting either in or near Chepstow make our town truly unique:
• Wales Coast Path which really has put the town on the walkers map (more ....)
• Offa's Dyke Path National Trail (more ....)
• Wye Valley Walk (more ....)
• Gloucestershire Way(more ....)
The area is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Wye Valley, historic Forest of Dean and Monmouthshire with stunning countryside and a wealth of history all at your doorstep.
Further reasons for staying in Chepstow and the Lower Wye Valley
Walker friendly Accommodation providers may offer special arrangements, perhaps baggage transport to your next destination, drying facilities, picnic lunches or complete walking holiday packages.
Walker friendly Local businesses who support the scheme can be identified by display of a unique sticker bearing the Walkers are Welcome Logo. These businesses include Pubs, Cafe's Takeaways and retailers.
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