Sunday, 3 July 2022
Start time: 10:00
(Estimated finish time: 16:30)
Moderate 12 miles / 19.3 km
We proceed over the river into England and up into the Lancaut Nature Reserve: this is where we have to cross the Boulder Scree. The Paths from then on are not too bad but there are lots of steep drop-aways, tree roots and protruding stones: wear boots and carry sticks. Not suitable for sandals and trainers! Access to roads are difficult in many places on route.
We visit the derelict church of St James in the Lancaut Nature reserve; deconsecrated in the 1865,when the village had shrunk, due to various plagues and illnesses previous to this time. From there we go up to the Devil’s Pulpit, where there is a view of Tintern Abbey and then descend to the Abbey; lunch is there and there are shops. The bus route there is the only quick way back at this point, to Chepstow.
After the Lancaut Nature Reserve, there are two sections of road walking to keep right on. After arriving at the Devil’s Pulpit Path entrance there is no more road walking, only two road crossings on the rest of the walk.
We then climb again on to the West Bank and make our way through the woods to a flight of steps going back to river bank level and cross the road for the last time and return via various grottos and viewing points, on the riverside to Chepstow. I expect we will stop a few times on route and we will have a late finish!
Please contact leader for exact start point details.
Start time: 10:00
This is a circular walk
Covid 19 - Walkers must comply with following rules to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Walkers should not attend a walk if they are self-isolating and/or have Covid-19 symptoms.
Each person should make sure they carry an ICE card (In Case of Emergency) or equivalent giving details of someone to contact in the event of an accident.
We're a medium sized,active & friendly group. Our walks programme is varied from coast to hills, valleys, and everywhere in between. We walk every Sunday,Wednesday evenings (summer) &Tuesday(winter)
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.