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Lower Wye Rambles

Lower Wye Rambles

edited by Allan Thomas
The River Wye rises in the mid-Wales hills and meanders southwards to join the Severn at Chepstow. It flows through the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and, in its lower reaches below Monmouth, it enters the beautiful Gorge Valley of the Lower Wye. The steeply wooded hills on both banks guard the river and create one of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK.

This delightful book contains sixteen walks, all devised and written by members of the Lower Wye Ramblers who have intimate knowledge of the area and know all the best walks. It includes detailed coloured sketch maps of the routes and step-by-step navigation instructions. Key points are numbered in the text and on the maps. Distance and start location with grid reference are given and the book also contains some stunning full colour photographs.

In the woods, depending upon the season, you may enjoy the sight of wild flowers; swathes of wood anemone, yellow celandine, purple violets, bluebells, daffodils and the sight and sent of wild garlic; or you may even see deer. By the river you may catch a glimpse of the bright blue kingfisher flashing across the water, or the leaping salmon in the pools upstream from Bigsweir bridge or see the darting dippers in the small streams.

Above the woods graceful buzzards may be seen, effortlessly soaring in the thermals. There are lovely views looking down into the valley from the ridges above and, looking northwards, you can see the distant hills of the Black Mountains and to the south the River Severn estuary and its bridges.

The walk locations are:
1 Monmouth Meander - 9 miles
2 Redbrook and Penallt - 5 miles
3 Newland and Redbrook, Cathedral of the Forest - 5 miles
4 Redbrook, Newland and a forgotten valley - 5.5 miles
5 Loysey Woods - 2.5 miles
6 Trellech, where the Curlew calls - 5.5 miles
7 Whitebrook wander - 5 miles
8 Whitestone, Manor Wood and Cleddon Falls - 7 miles
9 St Briavels and the common - 8.5 miles
10 Brockweir, riverside and woods - 5 miles
11 Catbrook and Parkhouse - 6.25 miles
12 Tintern and Brockweir - 4.5 or 6 miles
13 Tintern, Abbey and early ironworks - 5 miles
14 Chepstow Park Wood - 4.7 miles
15 Eagles Nest and Gaer Hill - 5 miles
16 Chepstow and Lancaut Peninsula

ISBN 97811901184969 Pages 48 (2011) 128mm x 210mm

Price: 3.75