The Wye Valley Walk

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The Wye Valley Walk

The Wye Valley Walk is a 136-mile (219 km) long-distance footpath that follows the River Wye through the Wye Valley in Wales and England. The walk starts (or ends) at the remote location of Rhyd-y-benwch.

The walk passes through picturesque towns and villages, as well as beautiful countryside and offers a variety of landscapes including woodlands, hills and meadows. It also passes several historic sites, including Tintern Abbey, Goodrich Castle and the Symonds Yat viewpoint. The walk is well-signposted and can be completed in sections or as a whole.

  1. Rhyd-y-benwch to Llangurig
  2. Llangurig to Rhayader
  3. Rhayader to Newbridge-on-Wye
  4. Newbridge-on-Wye to Builth Wells
  5. Builth Wells to Erwood
  6. Erwood to Glasbury
  7. Glasbury to Hay-on-Wye
  8. Hay-on-Wye to Bredwardine
  9. Bredwardine to Byford
  10. Byford to Hereford
  11. Hereford to Fownhope
  12. Fownhope to Ross-on-Wye
  13. Ross-on-Wye to Kerne Bridge
  14. Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat
  15. Symonds Yat to Monmouth
  16. Monmouth to Tintern
  17. Tintern to Chepstow

It’s a fantastic achievement to walk all 136 miles. Mark the miles by keeping a record of your journey, collecting (digital) passport stamps along the route.


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Llanidloes SY18 6PT Rhyd-y-benwch, Hafren Forest Car Park, Llanidloes, SY18 6PT, UK
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