wye valley walks
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A Little stroll or a hike, anyone?
In the Wye Valley, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The River Wye winds down the valley through spectacular limestone gorge scenery and dense ravine woodlands. With superb wildlife and beautiful walking routes, it makes this area one of the most fascinating areas of outstanding natural beauty.
The Offa's Dyke
Offa’s Dyke Path is a 177 mile (285 Km) long walking trail. It is named after, and often follows, the spectacular dyke King Offa ordered to be constructed in the 8th century. This was probably to divide his Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms in what is now Wales.
The Offa’s Dyke path winds through Tintern and offers unrivaled views over the Wye Valley and beautiful countryside. Why not drop in to Abbey Mill for a well-earned rest and enjoy your favourite tipple or cake treat before you continue on your way.
The Wye Valley Walk
The famous Wye Valley Walk travels through Tintern and on to Monmouth. Alternatively, walk the opposite direction into Chepstow, through beautiful woodland and past The 365 Steps. Either route will showcase the beautiful countryside, with charming towns ready to explore at the end of your journey.
The Devil’s Pulpit is a rocky limestone outcrop and scenic viewpoint within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is known for it’s views across the River Wye to Tintern Abbey. Access is from the Offa’s Dyke Path and is close to the Offa’s Dyke earthwork itself. Legend holds that from here the devil would taunt the monks and occupants of Tintern Abbey below. Walk over the lovely iron bridge at Abbey Mill and follow the sign posts up the valley to this historic site. Don’t forget there is always a warm welcome back at Abbey Mill, where you can sample our very own Devil’s Pulpit Jackets. See our Coffee House menu for flavoursome filling suggests.
The Angidy Trail
This is a lovely, informative 3 hour / 5 mile circular walk. Follow the Angidy Valley to discover Tintern’s hidden industrial story. There is a furnace, forge and wireworks with workers’ cottages, limekilns and a tidal dock. Generations of metal workers were baptised, married and buried at the tiny local church.
Tintern to Penterry Circular Walk
Explore the land and discover the legends of this intriguing area. The church dates from 955AD and there remains the site of a medieval village wiped out by the Black Death. It takes between 2-3 hours to complete the approximately 8 km of The Circular Walk.
Nice and cozy after hiking to the Devil’s Pulpit
Nice and cozy on a rainy day. We ducked into this café for a lunch on a rainy afternoon after hiking to the Devil’s Pulpit. It was cozy and warm. I had the poached salmon served with delicious small potatoes and a sauce as well as a country salad (rocket, beans, cucumber, lettuce, and beets). All delicious. My friend had the three Welsh sausages (not very spicy) served with gravy and mashed potatoes which looked and was reported as being very good. We finished our meals with coffee and homemade muffins – also excellent. Tripadvisor