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Picnic Site:Whitestone Picnic Area at Bargain Wood (NRW)

Picnic Site, free entry

Bargain Wood-Whitestone

Bargain Wood-Whitestone

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Part of Wye Valley Forest,
Nr Chepstow,
NP16 6NF




Whitestone Wood lies adjacent to a section of the famous Wye Valley Walk. Visitors to the site can enjoy pleasant walks that take in a number of fantastic views across the Wye Valley. The Whitestone picnic and play area offers visitors the opportunity to relax in beautiful surroundings with barbecue facilities and a unique children’s play area.
There are two walks from this car park, both of which go to an historic viewpoint.

The Wonders of Whitestone Trail 3/4 mile, 1.2 kilometres.
This trail has some fantastic views overlooking the dramatic Wye gorge and river.

The Duchess Ride Trail 2.5 miles, 4 kilometres.
This trail goes to the viewpoint of the same name. There is a bench here from which you can admire the view over the Wye Valley and, on a clear day, to the Bristol Channel and beyond.


From the village of Tintern follow signs for Catbrook and Trellech at the junction adjacent to the Wye Valley Hotel. Follow this road for about two and a half miles to a junction and the entrance to Whitestone car park is opposite. Follow the forest road up to the car park.

The OS grid reference is SO 525 030.


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Map reference: SO 525030  Lat: 51.72416 Long: -2.68834

This wood is situated approximately 10 miles north of Chepstow and 12 miles south of Monmouth just off the A466. From the village of Tintern follow signs for Catbrook and Trellech at junction adjacent to the Wye Valley Hotel. Travel approx two and a half miles along this road to junction with Whitestone Car Park opposite. Follow forest road up to main car park and picnic site.

OS Grid Reference: SO525030


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

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