- 01291 625981
- £5 per walk or £15 super-saver.
The walking festival is now firmly established on the walkers calendar and celebrates the stunning landscape and rich heritage of the Lower Wye Valley and beyond. The exciting programme of 34 walks are for most abilities and range between 2 and 15 miles. By collaborating with local businesses, organisations or specialists in their fields such as heritage and conservation, each walk offers a completely different walking experience.
We’ve included a number of walks that visit establishments that rarely, if ever open their doors to the public. A firm favourite is Panta Farm where the delicious Brookes ice cream is made and new for this year is the Two Ales Trail from Caldicot to Chepstow visiting and tastings at two local breweries, Castles Brewery Ltd and Baa, Transport is included but you might want to have a lift back home at the end of the walk! An integral part of Monmouthshire life is its animals. Oakgrove Stud, St Arvans have offered us a visit to look at the mares and Spring foals and who can resist Amazing Alpaca’s at Earlswood. Deerlands Wildlife Reserve at Llansoy allows us to get up close with Red Deer and Dean Farm Trust animal sanctuary at Shirenewton will be introducing its residents and the work they do.
Our sheer limestone cliffs and Geology will be explained by Dr Naylor Frith and Gavin Jones Community Engagement Officer of The Living Levels Landscape Partnership will share his enthusiasm and the partnerships vision of connecting people and communities to this historic and vibrant place by joining us on two walks at Blackrock and Goldcliff.
History comes to life with local historians at Chepstow, Beachley and Trellech with much more besides including honing your map reading skills and an evening talk with long time favourite Kevin Walker of Mountain Activities Crickhowell who will be talking about his Australian adventure.
If you prefer a longer walk to really stretch those legs then how about joining one of the walks of the newly devised 116 mile Monmouthshire Way which begins at Chepstow and explores the ancient county of Monmouthshire. The route devised by local resident David Morgan, a member of the South Wales Long Distance Walkers Association will be leading these very energetic walks. The complete St Tewdrigs Trail a 11 mile ramble from Tintern to Mathern or the first leg of the Gloucestershire Way will also be a challenge.
We’ve not forgotten the dog either as some walks have been devised to avoid stiles and livestock.
There is so much to see and explore, so please join us, we’re looking forward to seeing you!
A Supersaver Ticket of £15 gives you the opportunity to join as many walks as you wish £5 for a single walk. Children Under 16 are free. The exception is the Two Ales Trail which is a one off ticket price of £10 which includes, transport, brewery visit, tastings and a pint. Both tickets include transport and free parking at Chepstow where applicable.
The full programme and how to purchase your tickets can be found online www.walksinchepstow.co.uk or visit Chepstow Tourist Information Centre 01291 623772 or Chepstow Museum 01291 625981