Chepstow Walking Festival is back with a jam-packed programme of 34 guided walks of various lengths led by experienced, friendly walk leaders who either live or work in the area. The walks have been devised to discover the stunning landscape and heritage of the Lower Wye Valley and beyond. It’s a special year for the town as its also celebrating its 10th anniversary as an accredited Walkers are Welcome Town, a National volunteer organisation working to provide the best walking experience for visitors and the local community.
Spring in the Lower Wye Valley is glorious particularly when the Bluebells are in bloom and we have plenty in our ancient woodlands. There is a huge variety of walks to suit most abilities from visiting a Meadery which has featured on TV, a walk over the Newport Transporter Bridge, visits to iconic viewpoints, meet a herd of llamas or improve map reading skills, plus much, much more.
Over the past 2 years many have fallen ‘in love’ with walking as a pastime and the festival offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, build up confidence, discover a new route and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors in the fresh air.
As its is a special year the festival has joined forces with the South Wales Long distance Walking Association who are hosting their event Offa’s Twisted Wye Kanter from the Palmer Centre Chepstow 24th April 2022. This offers 4 self guided walks ranging from 12 – 25 miles.
Tickets for the walking festival are £5 per per ticket, Under 16’s accompanied by an adult, Walk for health and Welsh speaking walks are free. Places are limited and booking is essential for all walks.
The SWLDWA events iseparately ticketed and details can be found oin how to book your place onthe festival website.