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The Wye Valley Walk

From Plynlimon to Chepstow

Pre-order - Publishing 15 July 2024

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The Wye Valley Walk follows the River Wye for 219km (136 miles) through the beautiful and varied landscape of the Welsh borders. Typically taking 10 days to walk, the route starts at the river's source on Plynlimon and follows the Wye valley to Chepstow. The Wye Valley Walk is a perfect mix of river and hill walking, suitable for any reasonably fit walker.


Accessible at all times of the year but spring is best for watching birdlife and spring flowers, autumn shows the woods at their best and winter widens the views. The walk can be muddy during rainy spells and the river can flood, making certain stretches impassable.


Rhayader, Builth Wells, Hay on Wye, Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Chepstow


The Wye Valley Walk has some hilly sections but is suitable for any reasonably fit walker.

Must See

Plynlimon, Hafren Forest, Hay on Wye, Hereford Cathedral, Goodrich Castle, Symonds Yat, Tintern Abbey, Angidy Valley, Chepstow Castle
Not Yet Published
15 Jul 2024
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.10cm

The official guidebook to walking the Wye Valley Walk, from the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon through the countryside of the Wales–England border region to Chepstow. Covering 219km (136 miles), this straightforward trail takes around 10 days to hike.

The route is described from north to south in 17 stages of between 8 and 20km (5–12 miles). An extra stage from Llanidloes to the start of the trail is also included.

  • Contains step-by-step description of the route alongside 1:50,000 OS maps
  • Refreshment and public transport information given for each route stage
  • Stage facilities table and route summary table help you plan your itinerary
  • GPX files available to download
  • Notes on the region’s history and local points of interest

Table of Contents
Ruth The Wye Valley Walk Partnership Cicerone author WYEVAL

By The Wye Valley Walk Partnership

The Wye Valley Walk Partnership works to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area by promoting its economic and social development and its suitability for quiet and informal enjoyment to the public. The team work hard to maintain the area's beauty for future generations.Ruth Waycott, who wrote the guide to the Wye Valley Walk on behalf of the Partnership, was born in Kenya but has lived in the Wye Valley and walked the paths beside the Wye for nearly forty years. After two decades working in the tourism and interpretation sector on both sides of the Wales/England border, she now works in the protected landscapes sector for the Wye Valley National Landscape team. Ruth often leads walks for refugees and minority groups, as well as for Chepstow, Ross and Hereford Walking Festivals. She loves introducing visitors to the stories and special places of the Wye Valley. She has written a handful of books, including 'Overlooking the Wye' for the Wye Valley National Landscape, and has authored many walking leaflets and trail guides.

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