Wye Valley Loop
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This walk covers many of the beautiful views along the Wye Valley from Chepstow up to Tintern Abbey. The area is steeped in history and we cross the border between Wales and England a number of times. Some of the highlights include Lover's Leap, Giant's Cave, Offa's Dyke, Devil's Pulpit, Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Castle, Wyndcliff Wood and Pierce Wood. If we have time we will stop at Tintern for coffee and/or Ice cream. This is a reasonably long day, but with many views and stops. Depending on covid regulations there will be a pub at the end of the walk. Also depending on the conditions we may time it right for the autumn tree colours.
Photo Credits: All photos taken by Wayne McQuaig and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.
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What to bring
Water: bring at least one litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: ideally waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking. NOT really suitable for trainers. There will be muddy sections.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunscreen: Spring and Summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Please refer to the ODL Kit List Guidelines for further information
Food & drink
Please bring a packed Lunch and Water