Trekking the Wye Valley Walk
Wales Walking Holidays offer tours along the amazing Wye Valley Walk, a 136 mile (218 km) long distance footpath, which follows the splendid River Wye from its mouth as it joins the Severn Estuary near Chepstow, Monmouthshire to its source near Plynlimon in mid Wales.
A moderate walk, it takes you along the densely wooded forests and ravines of Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean. Then though the countryside and apple orchards of Herefordshire, through five counties as it meanders through the hills, mountains and open moorland to Powys in mid Wales.
The River Wye is considered one of the best rivers for salmon fishing in the UK, ensuring sightings of herons, kingfishers and otters along the trail. You will also encounter red kites in the area around Rhayader as well as peregrine falcons around Yat Rock. The Wye and its banks are also designated as a Site of Special Scientific interest (SSSI).
With connections to Wordsworth, Turner, Coleridge and Thackeray, the walk passes through market towns like Chepstow, Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, Hay on Wye, Builth Wells and Rhayader. Hay-on-Wye, the "book capital", the city of Hereford and the Mappa Mundi and Tintern Abbey are all on this fascinating walk.
Walking holidays on The Wye Valley Walk
Wales Walking Holidays offer self-led walking holidays along the Wye Valley Walk in either direction, North to South, Rhyd-y-bennwch to Chepstow or South to North, Chepstow to Rhyd-y-bennwch. You are assured a personal and professional service. Our tours include accommodations (bed and breakfast in walker friendly comfortable establishments), door to door luggage transfers, maps, guide books and our back up service. Packed lunches and evening meals can also be organised if desired.
The whole trail of 136 miles can be easily completed in about 12 walking days. Rest days are also available, and we will adapt your itinerary accordingly. Or if you prefer, you can split the walk into two ending the first leg in Hay-on-Wye.
13 Nights, 12 Days Walking
Day 1: Own Arrival to your first accommodation
Day 2: Chepstow to Redbrook-on-Wye 14.5 miles (23.3 km)
Day 3: Redbrook-on-Wye to Symonds Yat 8.5 miles (13.7km)
Day 4: Symonds Yat to Ross-on-Wye 12 miles (19.3 km)
Day 5: Ross-on-Wye to Fownhope.11.5 miles (18.5km)
Day 6: Fownhope to Hereford. 6.5 miles (10.5km)
Day 7: Hereford to Monnington-on-Wye 11.5 miles (18.5km)
Day 8: Monnington-on-Wye to Hay-on-Wye 11.5 miles (18.5km)
Day 9: Hay-on-Wye to Erwood 13.7 miles (22km)
Day 10: Erwood to Newbridge-on-Wye 14.2 miles (23km)
Day 11: Newbridge-on-Wye to Rhayader 9 miles (14.5km)
Day 12: Rhayader to Llangurig 12 miles (19.3 km)
Day 13: Llangurig to Rhyd-y-Benwch 12.5 miles (20km). Transfer to Llanidloes
Day 14: Own Departure from your last accommodation
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Extra Night: (i.e. Rest day within this itinerary), can be organised upon request.
We can shorten the above itinerary. For example we can offer 6 Nights, 5 Days Walking from Hay-on-Wye to Llanidloes or 8 Nights, 7 Days Walking from Chepstow to Hay-on-Wye.
If you are interested in other areas of Wales we have many more tours available.
Hay-on-Way, "book capital of Britain"
Hereford Cathedral and Mappa Mundi
Market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth
Merbach Hill Viewpoint
Accommodation in en-suite rooms, full Welsh breakfast, luggage transfer, pick up to and from path if accommodation not on the path. Packed lunches and evening meals not included in price, but can be arranged. <Extra charge, contact us>
Please note: Tours can be tailor made to suit the customers, with longer or shorter mileages per day. Extra days off are also possible.