Wye Valley Walk

Wye Valley Walk

A self-guided walk along the Anglo-Welsh Border and through Wales, from Chepstow to Rhyd-y-Benwch.

3 to 14 nights
23-140 miles
Easy / Moderate to Strenuous

From £355 per person

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About the trail

Follow the River Wye along the Anglo-Welsh border and across to the river’s source in Mid-Wales on a walk full of contrasts, from deep limestone gorges capped with ancient woodland to the water meadows and apple orchards of Herefordshire.

Some steep, rocky sections may provide a mild challenge, but the walk keeps primarily to easy pathways through gently undulating countryside. The Wye Valley Walk is an intensely green and enjoyable venture that walkers of all interests will enjoy.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

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  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Wye Valley Walk
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Wye Valley Walk - South Section
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Wye Valley Walk - North Section
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Wye Valley Short Break - Circular
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Wye Valley Short Break - South Section

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

About this route

8 to 14 nights
140 miles
Moderate to Strenuous
2nd January to 24th December
Includes Dog-Friendly Tours

From £945 per person

Wye Valley Walk

The Wye Valley Walk follows the River Wye from sea to source through dramatically varied Welsh and English terrain. Starting from Chepstow, the trail traverses 140 miles as it weaves back and forth across the border between England and Wales.

The contrasting scenery found on this walking holiday is complemented perfectly by the engaging, undulating terrain. There's a real sense of achievement when looking out from the far-reaching viewpoints, which are often found en route to receiving a warm welcome at various friendly towns and villages.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
WVW1 From Chepstow to Rhyd-y-Benwch/Hafren Forest 8 nights, 7 days walking Strenuous £945
WVW2 From Chepstow to Rhyd-y-Benwch/Hafren Forest 11 nights, 10 days walking Demanding £1290
WVW3 From Chepstow to Rhyd-y-Benwch/Hafren Forest 12 nights, 11 days walking Moderate / Demanding £1405
WVW4 From Chepstow to Rhyd-y-Benwch/Hafren Forest 13 nights, 12 days walking Moderate £1520
WVW5 From Chepstow to Rhyd-y-Benwch/Hafren Forest 14 nights, 13 days walking Moderate £1620

Short breaks

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
WVSB1 A circular trail beginning at Chepstow 3 nights, 2 days walking Demanding £355
WVSB2 A circular trail beginning at Chepstow 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate £475
WVSB3 A circular trail beginning at Chepstow 6 nights, 5 days walking Easy / Moderate £700
"Tintern Abbey" by Benjamin Hoyle (2023) "Tintern Abbey" by Benjamin Hoyle (2023)
"River Wye from Brockweir Bridge" by Benjamin Hoyle (2023) "River Wye from Brockweir Bridge" by Benjamin Hoyle (2023)
"River Wye and Tintern Abbey" by Benjamin Hoyle (2023) "River Wye and Tintern Abbey" by Benjamin Hoyle (2023)
"Chepstow Bridge" by Val Ball (2021) "Chepstow Bridge" by Val Ball (2021)
"Tintern Abbey" by Val Ball (2021) "Tintern Abbey" by Val Ball (2021)
"Duke of Beaumont Bridge" by Val Ball (2021) "Duke of Beaumont Bridge" by Val Ball (2021)

Customer reviews from the Wye Valley Walk

“I’ve been meaning to do this one for ages, and am so glad I finally got round to it. The Wye is a beautiful tranquil river and, except at a few tourist-y hotspots, pleasantly bereft of other people. The scenery is stunning pretty much throughout, with lots of wildlife.”
Mr Julyan, UK
“Great organisation, great accommodation, amazing scenery and weather - great for dogs!”
Miss Featherstone, UK
“A really lovely walk, all made very easy. All went very well, no problems. Fantastic countryside, easy path and no one else to be seen the whole way. I keep looking at the website and planning the next.”
Mr Wilsdon, UK
“Excellent walk with spectacular autumn colours.”
Mr Parish, UK
“Everything ran very smoothly - even the weather cooperated! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience! This was our second walk with Contours and both times I have been impressed with the attention to detail and the professionalism of the company. If we return to do another walk I would not bother considering anyone else.”
Mrs Betts, Australia
“We really did enjoy the holiday from start to finish. We liked the fact the route was tailored for a stay/dinner at one of our favourite restaurants. We also appreciated the old guide book being printed for us and the extra guide notes at the start of the walk from the source of the Wye river. The walk to Builth Wells and also Symonds Yat were beautiful but sections had their charm. The remoteness of the start was dramatic. We loved the whole walk.”
Mr Powell, UK
“Lovely walk. All arrangements were smooth.”
Mr Jones, UK
“It was lovely to explore an area we’re not familiar with. Overall, it was a great holiday in a part of the country we have not explored before. Once again, many thanks. All of staff we have spoken too have been friendly and very helpful. Though the terrain did change, all parts of the walk were enjoyable and had their merits.”
Mr Yates, UK
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