Let me pick you up and transport you to this tranquil and iconic valley. This new route for 2020 is a relatively easy and flat 3.5 mile walk which demonstrates the beauty of the river Wye Valley and includes entry into the majestic Tintern Abbey. There are undoubtedly few rivers in the UK that come anywhere near to the beauty of the River Wye. The fifth longest river in the UK rises in the remote uplands of Mid Wales and flows through often mind-blowing scenery to the Severn Estuary. You will walk through ancient woodland and along the banks of the picturesque river to the almost 900 year old Tintern Abbey, one of the most impressive ancient monuments in Wales. The walk passes through historic villages where you will stop to take pictures and visit tea rooms.
Hi everybody and welcome to South Wales! I run a small walking tour business in the area and would love to show you around. I have been exploring this beautiful region, with its rivers, mountains, castles and stunning coast for over 20 years. I am passionate about its history, wildlife and people and about sharing my knowledge with visitors to this diverse and beautiful part of Wales.
Entry to the Abbey is included
Pick up from any Cardiff/Newport area accommodation.
The walk begins at the Old Station Tintern, an old railway station that has been refurbished as a tourist attraction. You will then proceed along the river Wye to the pretty village of Tintern, stopping at an ancient church and mill. You will then proceed to the spectacular Abbey where you will enter the Abbey and marvel at its relatively intact architecture. The walk then proceeds through old forest to an historic village and back to the start.
Suitable clothing and footwear for the outdoors
Guests need to be comfortable walking for 3.5 miles on grass/mud paths A raincoat and walking footwear are recommended The total duration of the walk including transport from the Cardiff area is approximately 5.5 hours
Walk the Wye Valley to Tintern Abbey