24th – 28th April 2019
The full programme and how to purchase your tickets can be found online www.walksinchepstow.co.uk or Chepstow Tourist Information Centre 01291 623772 or Chepstow Museum 01291 625981. Book early to guarantee your place.
This popular festival has now become firmly established on the UK’s walking calendar. A programme of 35 walks and several fringe events aim to showcase the rich heritage and beautiful landscape of the Lower Wye Valley and beyond.
Walks vary in length from 2 – 13 miles led by our local experienced walk leaders & guides who either live or work in the area. There is nothing like local knowledge to take you to some places that are less frequented but equally beautiful and interesting.
Guest walk leaders this year are Dr Mark Lewis Senior Curator at The Roman Legion Museum Caerleon who will be leading a walk exploring the Roman town of Caerwent, a unique opportunity not to be missed. David Morgan, Chair of Long Distance Walkers Association who has devised the Monmouthshire Way, a long distance circular trail starting/finishing at Chepstow exploring the ancient county of Monmouthshire. David will be leading the last stage of the trail from Rogiet back to Chepstow during the festival. Gavin Jones, Community Engagement Officer for the Living Levels Landscape Partnership scheme will be joining two brand new walks along the levels to reconnect people and communities to their landscape and provide a sustainable future for this historic and vibrant place. Rob Dingle Trail Officer for Offa’s Dyke Path is also leading the final section of the Offa’s Dyke Path to the start at Sedbury Cliffs .
For J K Rowling enthusiasts Tim Ryan one of her former teachers & House Master & Ivor Cavill will be exploring her childhood haunts where Brookes delicious ice cream is produced or spend an evening stargazing with the Usk Astronomical Society and there is much much more.
Dogs are welcome on some of the walks. There is free parking in Chepstow and transport if applicable to your walk. A Supersaver Ticket of £15 gives you the opportunity to join as many walks as you wish or £5 for a single ticket.
Walk for Health is free, as are under 16s.