Wye Valley Walk

Description

  1. Name Wye Valley Walk
  2. Length of trail 219 km, 136 miles
  3. Length in days 11 days
  4. Start of trail Chepstow
  5. End of trail Plynlimon
  6. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

Way Valley Walk

136 miles, 218 km, 11 days

The Wye Valley in Wales is beautiful and well-known. The Wye Valley Walk offers the hiker the opportunity to explore the course of the River Wye. The path starts at Chepstow, the mouth of the River Wye. Walking upstream along limestone cliffs, one reaches the ruins of Tintern Abbey.

The path continues to the town of Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, and of course the famous bookshop town of Hay-on-Wye, where the trail meets Offa's Dyke Path. The path continuous upstream to the town of Rhayader, and has been extended in recent years into the mountains of Wales to reach Plynlimon.

The green wooded valley landscape is attractive and there are many things to see. The path is easier than trails through the high hills of Wales, like Glyndwr's Way and the Coed Morgannwg Way. But still, one must be prepared for the fair amount of mud and rain.

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Wye Valley Walk, 227km

Opinions

Rate 10.0 | 1 vote | No 1. in United Kingdom
  • John P May 1998
  • Rate 10
  • Positive Symond's Yat, Hereford Cathedral, Tintern Abbey, Ross on Wye, Hay on Wye, a great mixture of scenery and history. It's easy to divide the walk into comfortable length sections for each day (so our old dog could manage it)
  • Negative Bit through Hereford is a bit boring
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Wye Valley Walk

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The Wye Valley Walk
  • The Wye Valley Walk follows the River Wye for 136 miles through the beautiful and varied landscape of the Welsh borders. Typically taking 10 days to walk, the route starts in Chepstow and follows the Wye valley to the slopes of Plynlimon, Powys. The Wye Valley Walk is a perfect mix of river and hill walking, suitable for any reasonably fit walker. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • The Wye Valley Walk
  • The Wye Valley Walk follows the River Wye for 136 miles through the beautiful and varied landscape of the Welsh borders. Typically taking 10 days to walk, the route starts in Chepstow and follows the Wye valley to the slopes of Plynlimon, Powys. The Wye Valley Walk is a perfect mix of river and hill walking, suitable for any reasonably fit walker. Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • The Wye Valley Walk
  • Official guidebook to the Wye Valley Walk. Following the River Wye for 136 miles from the mouth of the river at Chepstow to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, the Wye Valley offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the walk takes up to two weeks to complete, and enjoys the superb scenery of the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids guide to the Wye Valley Walk - Welsh borders, Wales | Cicerone
  • In ringband! Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief goede kaarten. The official guide to backpacking or walking the Wye Valley Walk, 136 miles through the Welsh borders, crossing between south Wales and Herefordshire, from Chepstow to Plynlimon. Easy... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • The Wye Valley Walk
  • Official guidebook to the Wye Valley Walk. Following the River Wye for 136 miles from the mouth of the river at Chepstow to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, the Wye Valley offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the walk takes up to two weeks to complete, and enjoys the superb scenery of the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Brecon Beacons Eastern OS Explorer Map OL13 (paper)
  • The eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL13, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Tredegar, Ebbw Vale, Abergavenny, Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains, Llangorse Lake, Sugar Loaf, Black Hill, Hay Bluff, sections of the Offa’s Dyke... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Brecon Beacons Eastern OS Explorer Active Map OL13 (waterproof)
  • The eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL13, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Tredegar, Ebbw Vale, Abergavenny, Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains, Llangorse Lake, Sugar Loaf, Black Hill, Hay Bluff, sections of the Offa’s Dyke... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wye Valley & Forest of Dean OS Explorer Active Map OL14 (waterproof)
  • The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL14, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends from Chepstow in the south to beyond Ross-on-Wye and includes Monmouth, the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sections of the Offa’s Dyke National... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wye Valley & Forest of Dean OS Explorer Map OL14 (paper)
  • The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL14, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends from Chepstow in the south to beyond Ross-on-Wye and includes Monmouth, the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sections of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail,... Read more
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Netherlands
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