Wye Valley Short Break - South Section

A short walking holiday from Chepstow to Symond's Yat through the Welsh Borders.

4 nights
23 miles
Easy / Moderate

From £350 per person

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About this route

Crisscross the Anglo-Welsh border on woodland tracks, disused railway lines and riverside paths. This short break samples the southernmost section of the Wye Valley Walk, filled with enticing sights and varying terrain that make this a fantastic option for those looking for a shorter holiday.

The varied terrain here hosts dramatic waterfalls and historic architecture, including the New Weir Ironworks and Wyastone Leys Country House. There are a handful of climbs to deliver you to stunning viewpoints, but the trail is chiefly low-level.

Standard
Interactive
Wye Valley Short Break - South Section map
Chepstow to Symonds Yat
23 miles (37 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Hopping between England and Wales on a historical journey of discovery and amazing scenery.

Catching rare glimpses of fallow deer, wild boar, bats and a variety of birdlife from the various viewpoints along the trail.

Setting off from the historic town of Chepstow, home to the first stone-built Norman castle in Britain.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
WVWSBS From Chepstow to Symonds Yat 4 nights, 3 days walking Easy / Moderate£350

Wye Valley Short Break - South Section 4 nights, 3 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Chepstow where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Chepstow to Tintern/Brockweir. 5.5 miles (9km)

Day 2

Tintern/Brockweir to Redbrook-on-Wye. 9 miles (14km)

Day 3

Redbrook-on-Wye to Symonds Yat. 8.5 miles (13.5km)

Finish

Depart from Symonds Yat after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£25.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 4 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Taking an extra night can be the perfect way to extend your holiday. Whether you spend your time exploring the area, visiting its attractions of simply resting your legs, an extra day can give you more time to cherish your surroundings.

Chepstow, with its wealth of historic buildings including Chepstow Castle, the Gate and Port Wall, Priory Church of St Mary, is an interesting location to spend a rest day.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 23 miles (36.5 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 5.5 miles (9 km)
Maximum daily distance: 9 miles (14 km)
Code: WVWSBS Grade: Easy / Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Chepstow
End of holiday: Symonds Yat

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent to you on booking. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Bristol, Birmingham and Rhoose-Cardiff.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Chepstow). The nearest rail stations to the end of the trail (Symonds Yat) are either Lydney (about 15 miles away) or Hereford (about 17.5 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Chepstow. Unfortunately there are no bus services that run from Symonds Yat to nearby towns; therefore a taxi will be required.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Chepstow.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a taxi from Symonds Yat to Lydney Rail station. From there trains run to Chepstow.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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