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Walking Route:Health Walk - Piercefield Walk

Route Overview

Please see PDF below for route map.
This is a moderate walk with three inclines that can be taken at an easy pace. Points of interest include Piercefield House which dates back to the early 19th century and was designed by Sir John Soane. The house is a Grade 2* listed building and the parkland Grade 1.
Also Chepstow Racecourse which was established in 1925 and The Piercefield Walks which date back to the 1750’s and were frequented by poets, artists and writers as part of the Romantic movement. The paths still retain some of the original viewpoints.

Route Information

Time/Effort 1 out of 5
Navigation 1 out of 5
Technicality 1 out of 5
Toilets There are toilets in the Leisure Centre.
Refreshments None on route but there are cafes in Chepstow Town Centre.

Route Details

There are approximately 26 meetings a year at Chepstow Racecourse with both flat and jump racing. The course is home to several prestigious meetings, including the Welsh National.
In the last few years the Piercefield Walks have been subject to substantial investment by ‘Overlooking the Wye’, a Heritage Lottery Fund project managed by the Wye Valley AONB.

Route Essentials

Duration: 1.5 hours

Miles: 3

Wye Valley Walk path (photo - Chris Brown)

Wye Valley Walk path (photo - Chris Brown)

Piercefield Walk
Welsh Dragon