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:
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.
Here's a link to the menu for the Cafe in Tintern which does very good food.
I will be leading the 13 mile walk.