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Walking Route:4 Tintern to Penterry

Route Overview

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.

Route Information

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

Route Details

Start at Lower Wireworks car park, Forge Road, Tintern (Grid Reference SO 527 001)
No of Stiles: 9
Varied terrain including rough woodland paths, farmland, quiet lanes, Several steep sections.
Walk this route clockwise, so the steepest section (Wye Valley Walk in Black
Cliff Wood) is taken uphill.

Free parking in Lower Wireworks car park
Tintern can be reached on the No. 69 bus (Chepstow to Monmouth). Contact or telephone 08712 002233, text 84268.

Route Essentials

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

Duration: 3 - 4 Hours

Miles: 5

Penterry Church

Penterry Church

4 Tintern to Penterry
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