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Walking Route:5 St Arvans Roundabout

Route Overview

A 5.4 mile hilly walk around the community of St Arvans north of Chepstow.

On leaving the village the route travels south through the woodlands of the picturesque old Piercefield Estate before joining the Wye Valley Walk and heading north to Lower Wyndcliffe Wood. At this point the path follows the route of the 365 steps up to the Eagle’s Nest. Now high above the river the path crosses open farmland to Penterry Church and Gaer Hill before descending along a country lane back to St. Arvans. Points of interest include the Giant’s Cave, the Eagle’s Nest, Penterry Church and Gaer Hill.

Please see PDF below for route map.

Route Information

Time/Effort 4 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 3 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 335
OS map OS Explorer 1:25 000 Sheet OL14 Wye Valley & Forest of Dean
Toilets No public toilets
Refreshments Village shop and the Piercefield pub in St. Arvans Village

Route Details

Parking at the Memorial Hall in St. Arvans or the Forestry car park at Lower Wyndcliffe Wood (Grid ref: ST 527 973) Village shop and the Piercefield pub in St. Arvans Village.

St. Arvans can be reached on the number 69 bus. Contact or telephone 08712 002233, text 84268.

No of Stiles: 7 – but at least 365 steps!

Some very steep sections. Over 1100ft of ascent

Route Essentials

Walk Route: St. Arvans - Piercefield - Wyndcliffe - Penterry - Wye Valley Walk - St. Arvans

Access: At least 365 steps

Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

Miles: 5

The River Wye and the Severn beyond

The River Wye and the Severn beyond

5 St Arvans Roundabout
Welsh Dragon