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image for Walking Route item type6 Piercefield at Chepstow Leisure Centre

Walking Route, free entry

View towards Chepstow Race Course

View towards Chepstow Race Course

6 Piercefield


Welshe Street, Chepstow,
NP16 5LT


This walk takes you across Piercefield Estate, retracing paths laid out by Valentine Morris in the eighteenth century. The old estate incorporates Chepstow Race Course and the route takes you around the course to the village of St. Arvans. You return to the start by following a series of footpaths through farmland and finally a section of Cockshoot Wood before walking along
the B4235 back to Chepstow Leisure Centre. Points of interest include Morris’s picturesque walks which had viewpoints and
features along the route and were extremely popular with tourists then as they are now. Piercefield House illustrates the decay of one of Wales’s finest houses. It’s well worth a small detour to the Giant’s Cave.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Miles: 5


Free entry



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Map reference: ST 528943  Lat: 51.64597 Long: -2.68300

Parking: free