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Overview                           A pleasant wander along narrow suburban paths before reaching open countryside and views over the Severn Estuary. Either side of your walk take time out to explore the majestic Cadw owned Chepstow Castle.

Distance:                           4.4 miles / 7km

 

Start Grid Ref:                  SJ 53498 94173

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Begin your journey at the entrance of the impressive Chepstow Castle, hovering on the banks of the wandering River Wye. Leaving the castle behind you, turn left onto Bridge Street before admiring the views over the beautiful architectural masterpiece of Chepstow Bridge.

Following Offa’s Dyke Path, stroll up the stone walled path, turning right a little way up the avenue and leaving the gentle ascent for another day.  Meander along the high walled path, conjuring a sense of past times, port town piracy and seafarer shenanigans amongst the cliffs. Find your inner child adventurer, weaving up and down around the edge of the cliff behind current day townsfolk, with snippties of scenic splendour breaking through the green for watery views.  Travel along Beachley Road, crossing the rail bridge before turning right into Wyebank Avenue and then left to follow Offa’s Dyke Path along a leafy green lane, high top hugging the river as you head toward the Severn Estuary and gradually leaving the dwellings of a shipworkers garden city behind you.

Fill your senses with the sea air as the hedgerow sheltered fields open up ahead and the 8th century hand dug earthwork of Offa’s Dyke proudly lines your route that rises up toward Sedbury Cliff. Here you’ll find a monument stone to mark your achievement and turning your back to the waters, inspire your soul with thoughts of the adventure that lies between your feet and the other end of the 177 mile exploration.

Before retracing your steps back to the Chepstow Castle and experiencing a different perspective, take a peek at the expansive Severn Estuary, its iconic bridge and out toward the world beyond.

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Parking available at Chepstow Castle or within one of the public car parks within Chepstow.

 

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www.visitmonmouthshire.com/places-to-visit/chepstow-in-monmouthshire.aspx

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