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image for Walking Route item type6 Piercefield at Chepstow Leisure Centre

Walking Route, free entry

View towards Chepstow Race Course

View towards Chepstow Race Course

6 Piercefield

Address

Welshe Street, Chepstow,
Monmouthshire,
NP16 5LT

Details

This walk takes you across Piercefield Estate, retracing paths laid out by Valentine Morris in the eighteenth century. The old estate incorporates Chepstow Race Course and the route takes you around the course to the village of St. Arvans. You return to the start by following a series of footpaths through farmland and finally a section of Cockshoot Wood before walking along the B4235 back to Chepstow Leisure Centre. Points of interest include Morris’s picturesque walks which had viewpoints and features along the route and were extremely popular with tourists then as they are now. Piercefield House illustrates the decay of one of Wales’s finest houses. It’s well worth a small detour to the Giant’s Cave.

Please see PDF below for route map

Duration: 2.5 hours

Miles: 5

Time/Effort 2 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 2 out of 5
OS map OS Explorer 1:25 000 Sheet OL14 Wye Valley & Forest of Dean
Toilets Public Toilets available at Chepstow Leisure Centre
Refreshments Shop and Piercefield Public House in St Arvans

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: ST 528943  Lat: 51.64597 Long: -2.68300

Parking: free