Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales
Upstream (South to North)
from Chepstow to Source in 15 days
14 nights and 13 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

This 136 mile walking holiday in Wales follows an easy walking trail along the River Wye from the source to Chepstow.

This is one of our River Walking Holidays and also one of our Wales Walking Holidays.

Wye Valley Walk walking holiday in Wales with Let's Go Walking

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Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday
River Walking Holiday in Wales
from  Chepstow to Hafren Forest Upstream (South to North) 
via Tintern Abbey, Hay-on-Wye, Monmouth, Hereford, Buith Wells, Rhayader, Llangurig and Hafren Forest

Hike the Wye Valley Walk
from its estuary at Chepstow to its source near Plynlimon and Hafren Forest in Wales in the Cambrian Mountains, via Monmouth,
Hay-on -Wye, Builth Wells and Rhayadar.
The Wye Valley Walk walking holiday is a 136 mile (218 km) way-marked long-distance walking trail.
This hiking tour can also be walked downstream.

This self guided Wye Valley Walk walking holiday passes through England and Wales and takes in the counties of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Powys and is a great introduction to walking holidays in England and Wales. The Wye Valley Walk passes through some spectacular river valley landscapes full of wildlife and heritage.
The Wye Valley Walk walking holiday is clearly waymarked with the leaping salmon logo discs to provide reassurance on your walking holiday.

The Wye Valley Walk walking holiday connects with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday
Chepstow to Source
Suggested Tour Duration
:
14 nights, 13 days walking
Total Distance:
136 miles/218 kms
Min/max daily distance:
6/13 miles 10/21 kms
Average Daily distance:
10 miles/16 kms
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Chepstow Castle
Tintern Abbey
Symonds Yat
Monmouth
Hay on Wye
Hereford
Builth Wells
Rhayader
Llangurig
Hafren Forest
This route connects with:
Offas Dyke Path
Glyndwr’s Way
Wales Coast Path

  Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday
in Wales
Upstream (South to North)
from  Chepstow to Source in 15 days
14 nights and 13 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Chepstow

To start your walking holiday on the Wye Valley Walk you make your own way to Chepstow. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary, just ask one of our staff. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided river walking holiday.  At Chepstow the Wye Valley Walk connects with Offas Dyke Path and Wales Coast Path.

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Chepstow to Tintern       6 miles/10kms

The Wye Valley Walk starts at Chepstow castle which dates back to the 11th century and passes Tintern Abbey Tintern dating back to the 13th century.

Day 3: Tintern to Monmouth               11 miles/18kms

The walking path follows the track bed of the old Wye Valley railway from Tintern Station to Redbrook. On arriving in Monmouth the Wye Valley Walk crosses the river via a bridge with a fortified 14th century gatehouse.

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Monmouth to Goodrich       13 miles/20kms  
You can take an optional detour up to Symonds Yat Rock which is rewarded by spectacular views. The walking trail follows the route of the old GWR Railway which ran between Ross on Wye and Monmouth and offers fine views of the Norman castle at Goodrich.

Day 5: Goodrich to Brockhampton       12 miles/19kms  
The walking trail goes through Ross on Wye, then through the quaintly named hamlets of Hole in the Wall and Totnor where the area teams with wildlife.

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Brockhampton to Hereford    10 miles/16kms

This area is famous for cider and has many fine orchards. The city of Hereford has much to see including a fine cathedral, the world famous Mappa Mindi, a 13th century map of the world, and a cider museum.

Optional Day(s) :  Exploring Hereford
There is so much to see in Hereford that it is worth spending an extra day/s to take in the architecture and atmostphere.

Day 7: Hereford to Staunton on Wye         12 miles/19kms  
After leaving Hereford the walking trail stops hugging the river temporarily and visits the villages of Sugwas Pool, Kenchester, before returning to the river at Byford.

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Staunton on Wye to Hay on Wye       11 miles/18kms

After leaving Bredwardine the walking route climbs Merbach Hill from where, on a clear day, you can see eleven counties! Hay-on-Wye is famous for its proliferation of second hand bookshops and is the gateway to the Welsh section of the Wye Valley Walk. At Hay-on-Wye you can connect with Offa’s Dyke Path.

Optional Day(s) :  Exploring Hay-on-Wye
There is so much to see in Hay-on-Wye explore the many book shops or take a canoe trip on the River Wye.

Day 9: Hay on Wye to Boughrood        8 miles/13kms  
Today you are back following the bank of the river for most of the day.

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 10: Boughrood to Builth Wells         13 miles/21kms  
The walking trail crosses the River Wye via the Llanstephan suspension bridge, one of the very few wooden decked suspension bridges left in Wales. The walking path leaves the river today and climbs up onto up to high common ground giving great views of the Wye Valley. Then down hill into Builth Wells, which during the Victorian Era became a poplular place to “take the waters.

Day 11: Builth Wells to Newbridge on Wye        7 miles/11kms  
Rest awhile next to Penddol Rocks, a very picturesque area of rapids and deep pools. Then the route leaves the riverbank and passes through the rolling countryside of the heart of Wales.

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 12: Newbridge on Wye to Rhayader      9 miles/14.5kms
The River Wye enters a rocky channel as it reaches Rhayader. This is where the town got its name as it means “the waterfall of the Wye”. The falls below the bridge are impressive, especially when the river is in spate.

Day 13: Rhayader to Llangurig    12 miles/19kms  
As the Wye Valley Walk leaves the historic town of Rhayader you soon enter the Gilfach nature reserve. This is a traditional hill farm run by Radnorshire Wild Life Trust. There is a visitor centre in a 16th century longhouse.

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 14: Llangurig to Hafren Forest       12 miles/19kms  
Although Llangurig was founded in the 6th century by St Curig, the town is famous for its Arts and Crafts style fountain and old police station. The Wye Valley Walk passes through the Tarenig Forest and Sweet Lamb rally complex before reaching the Nant lago lead mine dating back to the Bronze Age. The walk ends at the Hafren Forest information centre. In the Hafren Forest the Wye Valley Walk connect with Glyndwrs Way.

Day 15: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring  this interesting part of Wales
We can transfer you to your car or station.

Wye Valley Walk walking holiday
In Wales
Chepstow to Source
15 day itinerary
Upstream (South to North)
 
 13 days walking and 14 nights

Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive at Chepstow
Day 2: Chepstow to Tintern                         6 miles
Day 3: Tintern to Monmouth                        11 miles
Day 4: Monmouth to Goodrich                     13 miles
Day 5: Goodrich to Brockhampton               12 miles
Day 6: Brockhampton to Hereford               10 miles
Optional Day: extra day in Hereford
Day 7: Hereford to Staunton on Wye          12 miles
Day 8: Staunton on Wye to Hay on Wye      11 miles
Optional Day: in Hay on Wye
Day 9: Hay on Wye to Boughrood                 8 miles
Day 10: Boughrood to Builth Wells               13 miles
Day 11: Builth Wells to Newbridge on Wye  7 miles
Day 12: Newbridge on Wye to Rhayader      9 miles
Day 13: Rhayader to Llangurig                     12 miles
Day 14: Llangurig to Hafren Forest             12 miles
Day 15: Depart after breakfast

£1,260pp
dbl/twin

£1,736pp
single occ

£1,876pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Wye Valley Walk
Walking Holiday
(South to North)
 Chepstow to Hafren Forest
Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Chepstow
Woodfield Arms

double/twin
£20.00

Single
 £10.00

Tintern
Old Rectory

double/twin
£25.00

Single
 £55.00

Wye Valley Hotel

£20.00

£27.50

Monmouth
Punch House Inn

double/twin
£25.00

Single
 £20.00

Hereford
Castle House Hotel

double/twin
£80.00

Single
 £80.00

Somerville House

£27.50

£30.00

Hay on Wye
The Swan at Hay

double/twin
£67.50

Single
 £60.00

What’s included
in your Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday
in Wales

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • Guide Book (please note the guide is described in the South to North upstream direction only)
  • OS 1:25,000 map

Optional Extras
for your Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

What’s not included
in your Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday in Wales

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Wye Valley Walk Walking Holiday: How to get there:

  • By Plane  to Bristol, Cardiff or Manchester, where we can arrange transfer to Chepstow or starting point of your welsh river walking holiday
  • By Car to Chepstow or starting point of your welsh river walking holiday where parking is available
  • By Train or Bus to Chepstow or starting point of your welsh river walking holiday

We have river walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland and Wales.

This is one of our categories of walking holidays.

River walking holidays with Lets Go Walking