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Walking Route:4 Tintern to Penterry at Lower Wireworks Tintern

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Walking Route, free entry


Penterry Church

Penterry Church

4 Tintern to Penterry

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Lower Wireworks,
NP16 6TQ


Matthew Lewis


A 5.3 mile walk, starting in Tintern, with some steep sections.

The route heads out of Tintern above the Abbey, following the Wye Valley Walk up into dense woodland. Leaving the wood you cross a mix of farmland and quiet lanes and climb steadily to Gaer Hill with its fabulous views over Chepstow, the Severn Estuary and farther afield to England. You now descend to Penterry Church, then through a succession of open fields, lanes and tracks

through lush woodland back down into Tintern. Points of interest include industrial archaeology at the Lower Wireworks, Penterry Church, Gaer Hill Fort, Tintern Lime Kilns and views of Tintern Abbey.

Walk Route: Tintern - Wye Valley Walk - Penterry - Tintern

Duration: 3 - 4 Hours

Miles: 5

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 2 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 500
OS map OS Explorer 1:25 000 Sheet OL14 Wye Valley & Forest of Dean
Toilets Public toilets near Tintern Abbey
Refreshments Shops, cafes, pubs, hotels in Tintern


Free entry


See location of Lower Wireworks Tintern on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 526000  Lat: 51.69758 Long: -2.68629

Parking: free

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