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Route Overview

On leaving the village of Shirenewton the route follows open pasture down the Golden Valley which made up Shirenewton golf course for some years. It then enters the mature woodland of the Dinham Valley where a castle once stood. The return to Shirenewton rises through further woodland, interspersed with open fields - remember to turn and enjoy impressive views out to the Severn Estuary. Points of interest include the remains of Dinham Castle and views over the Severn Estuary.

Route Information

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 3 out of 5
Technicality 2 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 155
OS map Ordnance Survey Map: OS Explorer 1:25 000 Sheet OL14 Wye Valley & Forest of Dean
Toilets No public toilets or other facilities available
Refreshments The Tredegar Arms offers food and drink, and parking for customers

Route Details

The number 63 Cwmbran to Chepstow bus stops in the village. Contact www.travelinecymru.info or telephone 08712 002233.

No of Stiles: 2
Paths across fields and woodland tracks

Route Essentials

Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours

Miles: 2

Golden Valley

Golden Valley

7 Golden Valley Shirenewton