Wye Valley Walk - Wales

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The Wye Valley Walk - self-guided walks with luggage transfers
Itinerary Options: 5 - 15 days


The beautiful Wye Valley makes for a great walking holidays in Wales. The Wye Valley Walk will take you through 136 miles of the most stunning and varied landscapes which includes densely wooded gorges, river meadows, lush ... Read more below



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Wye Valley Walk - Wales

Wye Valley Walk

The beautiful Wye Valley makes for a great walking holidays in Wales. The Wye Valley Walk will take you through 136 miles of the most stunning and varied landscapes which includes densely wooded gorges, river meadows, lush green hills, mountains, orchards, open moorland and some of the best areas of ancient British broad leaved woodland in the UK.

The Wye Valley Walk starts at Chepstow Castle, which is the oldest surviving stone fortification in Britain built in 1067. The trail then progresses through five of the border counties of England and Wales to the end of the walk at Rhyd-y-Benwch in the Hafren Forest. The source of the river Wye comes from deep within the hills of Plynlimon, a heather clad mountain which dominates central Wales.

The Walking Holiday Company are based just half a mile from the Wye Valley Walk, so all our staff are very experienced and knowledgeable about this particular walking holidays.

The Wye Valley Walk is available over many walking holiday itinerary options.

Highlights along the way include the Cistercian Abbey at Tintern, one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales. The rock at Symonds Yat, famous for its stunning views of the southern end of the Wye Valley, and the opportunity to see nesting Peregrine falcons. Other special places include Goodrich Castle, Ross on Wye, Hereford Cathedral, Hay on Wye, famous for second hand bookshops and International literary book festival.

Historians will appreciate the fascinating legacy of some of the Wye Valley's most famous characters which include the rebel Welsh Prince Owain Glyndwr (supposedly buried at Monnington-on-Wye), Monmouth born King Henry V, the English poet William Wordsworth (who wrote poetry about Tintern whilst staying in Llandogo), the great English composer Edward Elgar lived in Hereford and Admiral Horatio Nelson had strong links with Monmouth.

Taking a self guided walking holidays along the Wye Valley Walk will allow you time to relax, and enjoy the views along the River Wye. At the southern end of this walk the river is fast and free flowing. You can often see canoeist from the banks. This river is famous for its salmon fishing and elver catching. The Wye Valley river is tidal as far as Redbrook, which means sometimes, quite strangely, you will see the river running in what might appear the wrong direction!

The Wye Valley Walk is one of our easier walks, well suited to beginners of long distance walks in Wales. With a host of varied itineraries, you will surely find something to suit the amount of walking days you have available.

Wye Valley walking holidays in the Wye Valley are becoming much more popular. Since Harry Potter fans will know that ‘Hermione Grainger’s family often took their holidays in the Forest of Dean’ (the Wye Valley separates the Forest of Dean from Monmouthshire). Much filming was done in the Wye Valley for this amazing story. In fact, over the years, many films have been shot along the Wye Valley. Courtesy of the magnificent views and the beautiful River Wye. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round table, Merlin, some scenes from the latest Star Wars, and The Huntsman. No wonder though… the scenery is mystical in those woods!

The Walking Holiday Company walks are all self guided. Please do contact us for further information about our choice of walks in Wales. We also offer walking holidays on the Offas Dyke Path, the Glyndwrs Way, the Three Castles Walk and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to name but a few of our long distance walking and hiking holidays in Wales.

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  • Holiday code
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  • WVW13
    Chepstow to Rhyd y Benwch
    13 nights / 12 days
    £1079.00
    • WVW13
    • Chepstow to Rhyd y Benwch
    • 13 / 12
    • 136 / 219
    • £1079.00
    • Chepstow
    • Chepstow to Llandogo
      11 / 18

    • Llandogo to Symond’s Yat
      12 / 19

    • Symond’s Yat to Ross on Wye
      12 / 19

    • Ross on Wye to Fownhope
      11 / 18

    • Fownhope to Hereford
      6 / 10

    • Hereford to Monnington on Wye
      12 / 19

    • Monnington on Wye to Hay on Wye
      12 / 19

    • Hay on Wye to Erwood
      14 / 23

    • Erwood to Newbridge on Wye
      14 / 23

    • Newbridge on Wye to Rhayader
      10 / 16

    • Rhayader to Llangurig
      12 / 19

    • Llangurig to Rhyd y Benwch
      12 / 19

    • Rhyd y Benwch
  • WVW16
    Chepstow to Rhyd y Benwch
    16 nights / 15 days
    £1255.00
    • WVW16
    • Chepstow to Rhyd y Benwch
    • 16 / 15
    • 136 / 219
    • £1255.00
    • Chepstow
    • Chepstow to Tintern
      6 / 10

    • Tintern to Redbrook
      9 / 14

    • Redbrook to Symond’s Yat
      8 / 13

    • Symond’s Yat to Kerne Bridge
      8 / 13

    • Kerne Bridge to Brockhampton
      13 / 21

    • Brockhampton to Hereford
      10 / 16

    • Hereford to Bridge Sollers
      9 / 14

    • Bridge Sollers to Bredwardine
      6 / 10

    • Bredwardine to Hay on Wye
      9 / 14

    • Hay on Wye to Llanstephan Bridge
      11 / 18

    • Llanstephan Bridge to Builth Wells
      10 / 16

    • Builth Wells to Newbridge on Wye
      7 / 11

    • Newbridge on Wye to Rhayader
      10 / 16

    • Rhayader to Llangurig
      12 / 19

    • Llangurig to Rhyd y Benwch
      12 / 19

    • Rhyd y Benwch
  • WVWN6
    Hay on Wye to Rhyd y Benwch
    6 nights / 5 days
    £505.00
    • WVWN6
    • Hay on Wye to Rhyd y Benwch
    • 6 / 5
    • 62 / 100
    • £505.00
    • Hay on Wye
    • Hay on Wye to Erwood
      14 / 23

    • Erwood to Newbridge on Wye
      14 / 23

    • Newbridge on Wye to Rhayader
      10 / 16

    • Rhayader to Llangurig
      12 / 19

    • Llangurig to Rhyd y Benwch
      12 / 19

    • Rhyd y Benwch
  • WVWN7
    Hay on Wye to Rhyd y Benwch
    7 nights / 6 days
    £589.00
    • WVWN7
    • Hay on Wye to Rhyd y Benwch
    • 7 / 6
    • 62 / 100
    • £589.00
    • Hay on Wye
    • Hay on Wye to Llanstephan Bridge
      11 / 18

    • Llanstephan Bridge to Builth Wells
      10 / 16

    • Builth Wells to Newbridge on Wye
      7 / 11

    • Newbridge on Wye to Rhayader
      10 / 16

    • Rhayader to Llangurig
      12 / 19

    • Llangurig to Rhyd y Benwch
      12 / 19

    • Rhyd y Benwch
  • WVWS10
    Chepstow to Hay on Wye
    10 nights / 9 days
    £832.00
    • WVWS10
    • Chepstow to Hay on Wye
    • 10 / 9
    • 77 / 124
    • £832.00
    • Chepstow
    • Chepstow to Tintern
      6 / 10

    • Tintern to Redbrook
      9 / 14

    • Redbrook to Symond’s Yat
      8 / 13

    • Symond’s Yat to Kerne Bridge
      8 / 13

    • Kerne Bridge to Brockhampton
      13 / 21

    • Brockhampton to Hereford
      10 / 16

    • Hereford to Bridge Sollers
      9 / 14

    • Bridge Sollers to Bredwardine
      6 / 10

    • Bredwardine to Hay on Wye
      9 / 14

    • Hay on Wye
  • WVWS6
    Chepstow to Hereford
    6 nights / 5 days
    £505.00
    • WVWS6
    • Chepstow to Hereford
    • 6 / 5
    • 53 / 85
    • £505.00
    • Chepstow
    • Chepstow to Llandogo
      11 / 18

    • Llandogo to Symond’s Yat
      12 / 19

    • Symond’s Yat to Ross on Wye
      12 / 19

    • Ross on Wye to Fownhope
      11 / 18

    • Fownhope to Hereford
      6 / 10

    • Hereford
  • WVWS7
    Chepstow to Hereford
    7 nights / 6 days
    £589.00
    • WVWS7
    • Chepstow to Hereford
    • 7 / 6
    • 53 / 85
    • £589.00
    • Chepstow
    • Chepstow to Tintern
      6 / 10

    • Tintern to Redbrook
      9 / 14

    • Redbrook to Symond’s Yat
      8 / 13

    • Symond’s Yat to Kerne Bridge
      8 / 13

    • Kerne Bridge to Brockhampton
      13 / 21

    • Brockhampton to Hereford
      10 / 16

    • Hereford
  • WVWS8
    Chepstow to Hay on Wye
    8 nights / 7 days
    £669.00
    • WVWS8
    • Chepstow to Hay on Wye
    • 8 / 7
    • 77 / 124
    • £669.00
    • Chepstow
    • Chepstow to Llandogo
      11 / 18

    • Llandogo to Symond’s Yat
      12 / 19

    • Symond’s Yat to Ross on Wye
      12 / 19

    • Ross on Wye to Fownhope
      11 / 18

    • Fownhope to Hereford
      6 / 10

    • Hereford to Monnington on Wye
      12 / 19

    • Monnington on Wye to Hay on Wye
      12 / 19

    • Hay on Wye