Wye Valley Walk Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays the best Wye Valley Walk guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online
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“Official guidebook to the Wye Valley Walk. Following the River Wye for 136 miles from the mouth of the river at Chepstow to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, the Wye Valley offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the walk takes up to two weeks to complete, and enjoys the superb scenery of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts, and also includes a Wye Valley Walk passport, for walkers to collect stamps along the route for a permanent record of their journey. The Way offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking as it follows the River Wye. The walk leads through a dramatic limestone gorge, dense woodland beneath limestone crags and past peaceful river meadows in some of the most superb scenery in the heart of the Wye Valley.”
– The Wye Valley Walk (Cicerone)
“This guidebook includes 30 day walks in the stunning and varied lands of the Wye Valley. From its source on Plynlimon in the Welsh Cambrian mountains, down along the Wales-England border through Hay-on-Wye, Hereford and Chepstow to the Severn Estuary. The routes in this guide are circular, and range in length between 5 and 15km. Every route description is accompanied by an annotated OS map, and includes details on points of interest along the way to enhance your wandering. The Wye Valley is known for its beauty and wide range of scenery; a walkers’ paradise at any time of year. From the high moorland near the source, down through gentle green hills, before diving into the woods and limestone gorge near the sea. Practical details such as the amount of ascent and timings information are included for every walk, as are details on public transport and parking facilities. Other useful information on the river’s history, geology and wildlife ensure that this is an ideal companion to exploring the impressive range of walking the Wye Valley offers.”
– Walking in the Wye Valley: 30 Walks (Cicerone)
“From the broad riverside meadows of the Herefordshire plain and the soaring limestone cliffs of the lower gorge near Chepstow to the industrial heritage of the Forest of Dean in the east and the far-reaching views of the Trellech plateau in the west, Ben Giles’ 40 circular routes offer a refreshing introduction to the picturesque landscape of the Wye Valley, one of the most varied places in Britain to explore on foot. “40 Hill and Riverside Walks” covers: Herefordshire Lowlands and the Woolhope Dome; The Mordiford loop; Woolhope and Marcle Hill; Holme Lacy riverside wander; Fownhope and Capler Camp; Ballingham village circular; King’s Caple and Foy meanders; Ross-on-Wye and Chase Wood; Archenfield and the Monnow and Trothy Valleys; Inn and out of Kilpeck; The Garren Valley and Orcop Hill; Garway Hill and Jack O’Kent; Skenfrith and Llanrothal; The Trothy and the lost abbey; Monmouth and the King’s Wood; Dingestow and the Trothy; The lost treasures of Troy; The Wye Gorge Coppet Hill and Coldwell Rocks; English Bicknor and Offa’s Dyke; King Arthur’s Cave and the Seven Sisters; Redbrook and the Newland meander; The mills of Whitebrook; Cleddon Falls and Catbrook; Brockweir and The Hudnalls; The Devil’s Pulpit from Brockweir; The Eagle’s Nest and Tintem; Chepstow Castle to Piercefield; The cliffs of Lancaut; The Forest of Dean; Lydbrook and Sallowvallets; and, The Kymin and the Buckstone. It also covers: Welshbury Fort and the Dobunni’s last stand; Speech House loop; Soudley Bridge and the Old Dean Road; St Briavels and the Slade Brook; Woolaston Ridge and Severn views; The Trellech to Chepstow Plateau; The secluded slopes of Cwmcarfan; Beacon Hill from Trellech; Trellech and Hygga; Wolvesnewton and Gaer Fawr; Devauden and Chepstow Park Wood; St Arvans and Itton Court; and, The stones of Gray Hill.”
– Wye Valley: 40 Hill and Riverside Walks
Notes on Wye Valley Walk Guidebooks
We display the one Wye Valley Walk guidebook, plus two others on walking in the Wye Valley.
There is also a good Wye Valley Walk guidebook available from Powys County Council: Powys Wye Valley Walk Guidebook
Wye Valley Walk Maps
We display the Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps which cover the walk. We display the standard quality, although the all-weather type is also available.
Ordnance Survey provide the service of online maps, which you can use on all your devices. Costs around £20 – £25 per year for all maps across the UK for a year. Great value. Click on the link:
Ordnance Survey Maps Online