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Wye Valley Walk

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Tour Highlights

  • Crossing through five counties as you zigzag along the River Wye on the border of England and Wales.
  • Admiring the majestic Red Kites in the skies above Rhayader.
  • Walking through unspoilt riverside scenery.
  • Enjoying the sight of Tintern Abbey as it emerges on the route to Chepstow.

Ever since the 18th century, when it was discovered by artists, writers and poets like Turner, Coleridge and Wordsworth, the Wye has been described as the most beautiful river in Wales . This delightful trail follows the Wye from its source on the slopes of Plynlimon in mid-Wales to Chepstow, where the waters of the river empty into the Severn Estuary. The river passes through some of the finest scenery in Wales . It begins by tumbling through the rolling hills and secluded valleys of the Cambrian Mountains , meanders through the water meadows, farmland and apple orchards of Herefordshire and then sweeps through deep gorges beneath towering limestone cliffs and ancient woodland to reach the sea.

Highlights of the 12 day/ 11 night trail include historic market towns like Rhayader, Builth Wells, Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Chepstow; Hay-on-Wye, the 'book capital' of Britain; Hereford with its magnificent cathedral, whose treasures include the Mappa Mundi and the largest chained library in the world; Gilfach, a unique Medieval Welsh Longhouse; sleepy villages with ancient parish churches; the Monnow Bridge Gate at Monmouth, the only surviving example in Britain of a fortified bridge gateway of a medieval walled town; the parishes of the Victorian diarist, the Rev Francis Kilvert; the romantic ruin of Tintern Abbey; and magnificent viewpoints including Merbach Hill, Yat Rock and the Eagle's Nest, which provides views of seven counties.

Optional shortened 8 day/7 night itinerary can be arranged on the North Section - starting in Llanidloes/Rhyd-y-benwch and ending in Hay-on-Wye or on the South Section - starting in Hay-on-Wye and ending in Chepstow.


Additional Tour Details

Meals Breakfast
Tour Starts Travel to Llanidloes
Tour Ends Depart Chepstow
Rail Options Most convenient railway station at the start of the trail is Newton, then regular bus servcie to Llanidloes (35 min). Most convenient railway station at the end of the tour is Chepstow.
Rail Supplement Inquire for rail schedules and prices.
Singles Add $52 per night for a single room; solo traveler add $72 per night.
Other details Extra rest days can be added at any of the overnight stops. Add $124 per person, per night, based on 2 people sharing a double room.
Hotels Small inns, B&Bs and country inns. Accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available).

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