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Walking Route:8 Wentwood to Gray Hill

Route Overview

The route starts at the Cadira Beeches car park and follows the road down to Foresters Oaks picnic site, from where it climbs steeply up to the top of Gray Hill. It then drops down into the Castrogi Brook valley and follows the brook upstream before entering Wentwood Forest from the east. The route then follows forestry tracks to Five Ways before looping around to the north and returning back to Cadira Beeches.

Points of interest include the views from Gray Hill and its standing stones, the ancient forest of Wentwood.

Route Information

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 4 out of 5
Technicality 3 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 705
OS map Ordnance Survey Map: OS Explorer 1:25 000 Sheet OL14 Wye Valley & Forest of Dean
Toilets No public toilets or other facilities available on walk.
Refreshments No public toilets or other facilities available on walk.

Route Details

No of Stiles: 8
A strenuous walk with a number of steep ascents and descents.

Parking at Forestry Commission car park – Cadira Beeches
Alternative parking at picnic site – Foresters Oaks

This route is maintained by Monmouthshire Countryside Service. If you find any issues please email

Route Essentials

Walk Route: Wentwood - Gray Hill - Wentwood

Duration: 4.5 hours

Miles: 8



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