Wye Valley Walk
The Wye Valley Walk is 136 miles long starting opposite Chepstow Castle and follows the beautiful river valley all the way to Rhayader in Powys, criss-crossing the border between England and Wales . The Wye and its banks are a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and between Chepstow and Hereford the walk passes through the heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With your base at Chepstow or any of its' surrounding villages you can complete several sections of the walk without all the fuss of having to change your accommodation. There is a huge variety to suit all budgets offering a warm welcome and with many of the local walks including part of the Wye Valley Walk, makes for an ideal choice for a week or weekend's stay.
Chepstow to Monmouth Section
This section could be split over two days, making it manageable for those that wish to linger awhile. The route gives a completely different perspective of the river Wye. With many viewpoints and often a bench to rest and take in the beauty of the Wye Valley with its dramatic landscape it is no wonder that the Wye Valley is regarded as the birthplace of tourism.
For wildlife enthusiasts, you may catch a glimpse of an otter, wild deer and very possibly peregrine falcons which have made the Wye Valley their home.
It was once an important river linking important industrial centres and Chepstow was the major port of South Wales.
For more information visit Wye Valley Walk visit http://www.wyevalleywalk.org or The Wye Walker which gives details of some fantastic circular walks along section of the Wye Valley Walk.