Wye Valley Walk

August 2010


The walk is listed as 136 miles, but for various reasons - side excursions to see sights, exploring towns, extra miles to reach B&Bs - we walked quite a few more miles than that. The Wye Valley is as lovely as its name sounds. The river flows roughly north-to-south, starting on the slopes of Plynlimon Mountain in mid-Wales. The path is often beside the river, but it's just as often up in the hills nearby. We walked upstream, south-to-north, starting in Chepstow, close to the place where the Wye flows into the Severn Estuary.



The map on the right is from a web site for "Contours Walking Holidays", which can arrange B&Bs and transport luggage. The red line is the walk and the black dashed line is the Wales-England border.

The map below is from the very helpful web site for the Wye Valley Walk. The site has lots of information, including a list of B&Bs near the route.




The links below are to the segments of the walk, sometimes one, sometimes two days in a segment:


Chepstow to Redbrook

Redbrook to Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat to Fownhope

Fownhope to Hereford

Hereford to Monnington

Monnington to Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye to Newbridge

Newbridge to Llangurig

Llangurig to Rhyd-y-Benwch


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