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 283km/177 miles along the English/Welsh border from Chepstow via Hay-on-Wye, Knighton and Llangollen to Prestatyn, partly following the 8th century dyke. Rich in historical interest.


Mainly undulating, sometimes challenging. Great scenic variety.

Connecting Paths

Clwydian Way, Elan Valley Way, Gloucestershire Way, Glyndwr's Way, Jack Mytton Way, Kerry Ridgeway, Maelor Way, Marches Way, Mortimer Trail, North Wales Path, Severn Way, Shropshire Way, Three Castles Walk (Monmouthshire), Wye Valley Walk

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Explorer maps OL13, OL14, 201, 216, 240, 256, 265
Landranger maps 116, 117, 126, 137, 148, 161, 162

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Tourist Information Centres

Abergavenny 01873 857588; Chepstow 01291 623772; Hay-on-Wye 01497 820144; Knighton 01547 529424; Llangollen 01978 860828; Mold 01352 759331; Monmouth 01600 713899; Oswestry 01691 662753; Prestatyn 01745 889092; Presteigne 01544 260650; Ruthin 01824 703992; Welshpool 01938 552043

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Lower Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

01291 689411


A family run hotel just 50 yards from the River Wye and close to the picturesque village of Tintern. Surrounded by wooded hillsides it is a tranquil haven where traditional ideas of comfort, courtesy and good food are maintained in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Large beamed lounge, intimate restaurant, well appointed en-suite bedrooms and 'suntrap' garden. The Wye Valley path passes our front gate!
Bed and Breakfast from £31.50 - £42.50 pppn.
Visit website: www.parvafarmhouse.co.uk for full details



Tel: 01594 837893

The Rock
Coleford Nr Symonds Yat Rock

Enjoy a walking break while staying in comfortable family run accommodation at the Rock, formerly a 17thC coaching inn and set in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. From here the Forest of Dean stretches down to the Wye Valley. Symonds Yat Rock is a 20 minute stroll along forest paths and within 30 metres of the front door is the start of several circular walks utilising sections of the long distance footpaths Wysis Way, Offas Dyke, Gloucestershire Way, Wye Valley Way and many other ancient and forestry tracks. The Rock produce their own walking guides for local walks and also loan guests OS maps and published walking guides for the area. The garden has magnificent views over the Ruardean valley and a hot tub to relax aching muscles at the end of a day.
The Rock is known for its generous and high quality breakfasts using local ingredients where possible. Meals are served in the breakfast room/lounge - a popular room with clubs and groups to meet up and chat around the wood burner. All rooms are en-suite and located in an annex to the main house with forest views. Studio rooms let on a B & B basis but offer some self catering facilities.

Bed and Breakfast £29.50 pppn. Singles £40. See website for special offers. Evening meals at local pub. Dogs welcome in some rooms. Free WiFi.
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English Bicknor

Foxglove Ground floor double bedroom

Tel: 01594 860259

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    Dryslade  Farm
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Phil and Daphne ensure a very warm welcome with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in their farmhouse which dates back to 1780 and situated close to Symonds Yat, the Wye Valley and Ross-on-Wye. The working farm extends 184 acres with 20 acres of woodland and is near to endless forest tracks for walking and mountain bike riding.
Take time to unwind over our excellent traditional farmhouse breakfast using local produce, served at individual tables at a time of your choice in the large conservatory overlooking garden and countryside. Our cosy guest lounge provides relaxation at any time during your stay. Bring in or order takeaway food as a laid table can be available by prior arrangement.
The bedrooms are attractively furnished and have a mellow warmth of natural pine. Twin or double rooms, one with Super King Size bed and all with en-suite shower rooms.
 Secure cycle storage and washing facilities are provided for muddy boots, clothes and bikes. Local pub 1 mile and serving excellent Bar and Restaurant meals.

B and B from £30 pppn. Discounts for 3 or more nights.
Well behaved dogs welcome.



Tel: 01600 890238

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The Royal Lodge
Symonds Yat East

The Royal Lodge has an idyllic setting in the heart of the Wye Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty where the River Wye cuts a swathe through a wooded gorge on the edge of the spectacular Royal Forest of Dean. Originally built in 1876 as a Royal hunting lodge, it stands exclusively in grounds of almost 5 acres overlooking the river and offers a great place to unwind with long relaxing walks in outstanding scenery. For the more adventurous guest there is a vast range of adventure activities - see the link to our adventure centre.
The 20 en-suite bedrooms are arranged so that 19 take advantage of our unique position on the edge of the River Wye so that every room faces the tranquil river or gardens. We have a selection of Superior, Classic, Standard, Twin, Family and Single Rooms as well as a 4 Poster which allows us to offer unrivalled flexibility. There is a comfortable family lounge with log-burner in winter. Hunters restaurant offers a creative and well thought out menu with local dishes and international cuisine, locally sourced where possible. Extensive wine list and selection of local beers. Bar snacks in our Cafe' Bar and Garden Room.

B and B from £39.50 pppn. Single from £40. Weekday Spring/Summer Breaks at discounted rates and other seasonal offers.


Lindors Country House Hotel

Lindors is a charming 19thC property situated in the Welsh borders between Monmouth and Chepstow, approx. 1 mile on the Coleford side of Bigsweir Bridge. It is set in 9 acres of beautiful wooded gardens, through which a brook descends by a series of pools and waterfalls to the River Wye in the valley below.
The house has 23 fully equipped en-suite bedrooms (2 disabled) and can accommodate 48 guests. Facilities include a Leisure Centre with 15m swimming pool, tennis, croquet and putting greens as well as wireless broadband. You are sure to enjoy the food and ambience at Lindors. Our kitchen is renowned for food presentation and quality, using local ingredients where possible to add to the Wye Valley experience. We offer a wide range of soft drinks and wines, spirits, bottled beers and lagers to accompany your meal and we respect any dietary requirement. Sit and relax in our comfortable lounge or visit the coffee shop which is open all day for light lunches/snacks.
Be sure to check out our Special Interest and Themed Breaks which offer a wide range of activities including walking (strolls to long distance), family fun weeks, barn dancing, quizzes and many more.
There are 5 self-catering lodges in the grounds of the hotel - 4 with 2 bedrooms and 1 with 3. All include a living room with kitchenette, bathroom, dining and lounge areas and a TV and DVD player. Guests are welcome to use the facilities of the hotel.
Bed and Breakfast from £54 pppn. Lodges from £65 per night. Special offers.
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Midway Abergavenny-Hereford
01981 241078



A most attractive house of great charm in the beautiful village of Grosmont, set high above the Monnow valley with fantastic views in every direction. Originally a coach house/stables, converted using period materials and now offering superbly furnished en-suite bedrooms. The area is well supplied with pubs/restaurants and contains some of the best walking country in the UK.
Bed and Breakfast £35 pppn.

Visit website: www.castleacregrosmont.co.uk for full details


Accredited 4 Diamonds by the ETC
[Herefordshire's Golden Valley]
01981 240498



 A delightful Georgian country house set in its own secluded grounds with views across to the Black Mountains. You will find a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and a feel for comfortable antiquity with spacious, elegant rooms. An ideal place for walkers (good drying room) and walks can start from the gate. Brecons, Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley a short drive away.
Bed and Breakfast from £27 pppn.
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Great for Groups!

As a former coaching inn The Swan at Hay is full of character, from the original Georgian windows overlooking the garden to the cobbled stable block. The bedrooms are full of charm and are all different in shape and size - some have views of the beautiful garden, while others have period features. All are decorated to the same standard and have en-suite bathrooms.
The Swan is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing short break. Whether you want to spend a few days browsing the world-famous bookshops or go walking the Brecon Beacons or Black Mountains, you will find the perfect activity for a relaxing break when staying with us. Whatever you're doing, before you go enjoy a delicious full Welsh breakfast, with everything locally sourced.
 Local food lovers are regulars in the hotel's two restaurants – The Garden Room, which serves dinner in the Summer and Sunday lunches, and the bistro which serves lunch and evening meals. The hotel also has a garden ideal for summer al fresco dining. Our aim is to create dishes where at least 80% of the ingredients are from a local source.
We’re in the Brecon Beacons and are on the Wye Valley Walk. It’s also an ideal location if you’re walking Offa’s Dyke Path or if you wish to walk up the Black Mountain. This is an ideal location for groups and we offer discounts for half-board packages for groups.

Bed and Breakfast from £55 pppn. Discounts for long stays. Try The Swan Glorious Garden Break - when staying for 2 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast we’ll include a bottle of prosecco and delicious Hereford strawberries on arrival and afternoon tea on a day of your choice. Prices from £320 for 2 people. Other special offers available. Dogs welcome in courtyard rooms.


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In the Ceirog Valley, 8m west of Oswestry 
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Tel: 01691 600666

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Why 'The Hand'?
The Ceiriog Valley is known as ‘The Valley of the Poets’, such is the influence of this evocative, secret landscape on generations of poets and artists. Llanarmon D.C. is at the heart of the Upper Ceiriog: the most remote, most beautiful part of the valley, set against the backdrop of the brooding Berwyn Mountains. This is wonderful walking country, with stunning views at every turn, and you can walk for miles and not see another soul: so different from many of the more well-known walking areas. If you insist on a change of scene though, both Snowdonia and the wonderful Shropshire countryside are not far away.
The Hand at Llanarmon, a centuries old inn is very much a centre of village life, embracing local people and travellers alike, with roaring log fires in winter and a terrace garden for warmer days. It is everything a classic British inn should be; genuinely warm, filled with humour and buzz, providing excellent home-cooked food with a minimum of fuss and formality. All our rooms are en-suite, comfortable, well-equipped and maintained to the highest standards.
               Bed and Breakfast from £45 pppn. Mid-week and weekend specials.
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