Walking in the Wye Valley is a great activity for mind and body at any time of year. Below you will find a selection of links to self guided walks ranging from short & easy to longer & more demanding. You are sure to find a walk in the Wye Valley that caters for your interests and requirements.
Brockweir : A 2 mile easy, mainly level walk around Brockweir in a figure of eight walk centred on the village.
Symonds Yat, Biblins circuit: This 2.75 mile circular walk is a unique experience in the UK and on good, mainly level surfaces along the River Wye at Symonds Yat.
Monmouth Easy Access walks
Dixton Church and riverbank 2km (1 hr)
Hadnock and Peregrine Path 1.2km (40 minutes) to Hadnock Halt and back
Monnow Bridge and the two rivers 1.9km (1 hr)
12 Easy Walks in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean
A gentle introduction to the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. The walks are
intended as manageable strolls for short time walking without a great deal of effort.
The walks are mainly on clearly defined paths, tracks and lanes which should be easy to locate.
These walks are published by the Wye Valley AONB Partnership
Puddingstone and Pubs
A 3 mile circuar walk uncovering Penallt's hidden millstone industry.
A 6 mile walk following in the footsteps of the Wye Tourists to discover the picturesque viewpoints of Peircefield Park and the Wye Valley Walk from Chepstow though to Eagle's Nest.
Head for the Hillforts
A 7 mile walk following the popular route of the early Wye Tourists from Symonds Yat down to the Wye. Cross the river at Biblins and visit Little Doward,King Arthur's Cave and New Weir Forge.
A 3 mile circular walk through riverside meadows climbing in the footsteps of William Wordsworth to the Bread and Cheese viewpoint and Cleddon Shoots waterfall.
The Angidy Trail
A 5 mile circular walk to discover Tintern's hidden industry with furnace, forge ans wireworks, worker's cottages, limekilns, tidal dock and church
Mills, Hills and Manors
A 5.5 Linear walk between Ross on Wye and Kerne Bridge. This walk is on the bus route No 34. The Wye Valley Wanderer has been funded to operate between May and September on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Download a timetable
Wyewalker is a very useful website for downloading walks in the Wye Valley
http://www.wyedeantourism.co.uk/g_walk_details also has links to walks in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, inlcuding some listed above.
In Monmouthshire the Tread and Trot Trails have been developed for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. A phone app is also available for download form the website
A partnership between the AONB Unit, Ross-on-Wye Town Council and Natural England have started tree management work on the banks of the Wye where it passes through Ross, to benefit biodiversity and create river views.
If you are 14-18 years old and love exploring the countryside of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, then the Wye Valley AONB Youth Ranger programme is looking for you! Come along to our Taster Day on September 30th.