We don’t need to be told that the Lower Wye Valley is beautiful at any time of the year but it’s particularly so in Spring when the bluebells are in full bloom. This annual festival aims to celebrate our stunning landscape and heritage with walks for all abilities ranging between 2 and 11 miles led by experienced walk leaders offering you the best walking experience.
By collaborating with local organisations or specialists in their fields such as heritage, conservation and agriculture each walk offers a completely different walking experience.
Join wildlife officers from Natural Resources Wales, Gloucestershire and Gwent Wildlife Trusts or the Curator of Chepstow Museum who will lead a walk in the footsteps of Samuel Taylor Coleridge retracing his steps when he visited Chepstow and walked to Tintern in 1795. Discover hill forts, a WW2 resistance bunker, visit a local ice cream maker, celebrate our local literacy hero J K Rowling with a chance to dress up, get up early and listen to a dawn chorus or stay up late and venture out on a night walk. It’s also Chepstow 950th anniversary!
The walking festival also provides an opportunity to reunite with friends or meet other people who also share a love of the countryside. It’s also a great way to introduce the children to walking as several of the walks have been designed as family walks. We haven’t forgotten dogs either there is at least one walk every day where dogs are welcome with walks specially devised to avoid stiles and livestock.
The full programme and details of how to book are available at www.walksinchepstow.co.uk or pop into Chepstow Tourist Information Centre or Chepstow Museum where you can also book your place subject to a 50p handling fee. Booking is essential as places are limited.
Ticket prices are £5 for a Single Ticket or £10 Supersaver ticket which gives you the choice of joining as many walks as you wish. And if applicable to your walk includes free parking in Chepstow and transport.
We look forward to seeing you- we can hardly wait!