Chepstow - Tintern - Chepstow (13 miles Circular Walk)

One of my favourite strolls through the Wye Valley and Offa's Dyke between Chepstow and Tintern. I did this last year when wild garlic was in abundance and hopefully this time would catch bluebells. As Daniel Day Lewis would say: "There will be mud", although its dependent on the bloody weather as usual.

If you find the 13 miler is going to be too much then Tintern can be an escape point via bus but not before enjoying the very reasonably priced and warmly food in the local cafe. A link to the bus service is provided below:

http://www.tinternvillage.co.uk/publicservices/bus-travel/

I will be doing the walk anti-clockwise via the Devils Pulpit this time around which I think is the more beautiful and verdant side of the Wye. The walk is undulating as it climbs both sides of the valley, dropping down to Tintern in the middle with the famous Tintern Abbey.

There is the option of walking through the Lancaut Nature reserve or above it to get a great view of the river and adjacent Wye Valley. This is Wintours Leap which is very popular with climbers.

I have some photos of the walk somewhere on my FlickR link and I think photos were taken last time of it. It's definitely car only getting there I'm afraid because the trains are rubbish, oh and don't forget the toll!

I found the link to the previous walk, with photos.

http://www.meetup.com/The-Bath-Everything-Meetup-Group/events/60468962/

Here's a link to the menu for the Cafe in Tintern which does very good food.

http://www.abbeymill.com/coffeeshop_menu_2010.pdf

I will be leading the 13 mile walk.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyable!!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chris, thank you so much for organizing this event and the lift. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Fantastic view, great atmosphere and thank you everyone for making it really an enjoyable experience :-)

    1 · April 21, 2013

    • Maria B

      Completely agree. Had a great time and felt very welcome. Thanks everybody :-)

      April 21, 2013

  • Karen J

    Hey thanks so very much to Chris for his fab organisation, wonderful walk, amazing landscape, great company and such a relaxing cup of tea . Thanks everyone for such a lovely day, so enjoyed it!
    Post yesterday on the 7 mile one in error.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Chris great walk scenery and company !

    April 21, 2013

  • Nick C.

    What a fantastic walk!!! Thanks Chris

    April 21, 2013

  • Nick C.

    Thanks. Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow

    April 19, 2013

  • Nick C.

    Once again it would be great to join you Chris on this walk. Hopefull a place will become available. Cheers

    April 18, 2013

  • Chrissie G

    Thanks v much Chris - star organiser!

    April 18, 2013

  • Chrissie G

    Hi Chris sorry bit confused- are we all walking the first half as one big group? Chrissie

    April 17, 2013

  • Chrissie G

    Hi Chris sorry bit confused- are we all walking the first half together as one big group? Chrissie

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd be interested in joining but I have no transport. Is the start point accessible by public transport or is anyone coming from the Bristol area that could give me a lift? I live in Clifton Village Bristol but would happily walk to a convenient meeting point. Thanks in advance. Susie

    April 10, 2013

    • Mike H.

      As I'll now be heading for the 'other' bridge, I could pick you up from the Water Tower on the Downs at 9:30.

      April 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK that would be lovely thank you. I will now click attending!

      April 14, 2013

  • Tim H.

    The old Severn bridge (M48) is frequently closed due to high winds, meaning taking the new Severn bridge crossing (M4).
    Therefore, no problem to take the M4 bridge, due to old bridge maintenance at the weekend.
    Thanks for the info on bridges open/closed

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    13 miles??....I'm in. Yey, Laura,you've got a lift! So anyone else who needs one from BOA let me know:-)

    April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh cool, I'll take the spare place. Thanks :-)

      April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What does BOA mean? If its any way near Bristol centre I'd be interested in a lift.

      April 13, 2013

  • Mike H.

    This could complicate our travel arrangements...

    http://www.severnbridge.co.uk/maintenance.shtml

    April 13, 2013

  • Debbie P.

    Having a late night Friday so not able to make this now.

    April 10, 2013

  • Alison

    Is anybody driving from Bath with a spare space, or I can drive so we can share petrol and bridge costs.

    April 10, 2013

  • Debbie P.

    OK ... thanks Chris

    April 9, 2013

  • Debbie P.

    Err ... is this walk on the Saturday or Monday????

    April 8, 2013

  • Debbie P.

    What a lovely idea for an April Monday!!

    April 8, 2013

  • Phil C.

    This is a great walk. I'd like to repeat it but have to be back in Bristol in the evening. What time do you expect to get back to Chepstow?

    April 8, 2013

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