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Walking Route:Health Walk - Bulwark Walk

Route Overview

Please see PDF below for route map.

2.6 miles around the Bulwark area of Chepstow, taking in the Wales Coast Path through Warren Slade.

A moderate walk with one short steep ascent and no stiles, via sites of historic interest including a hill fort and stone age chambered tomb as well as pleasant woodland.

Route Information

Time/Effort 1 out of 5
Navigation 1 out of 5
Technicality 1 out of 5
Toilets No public toilets.
Refreshments At parade of shops near car park.

Route Details

Bulwarks Camp is a hillfort, probably built by the Silures in the first century BC. It has a double bank and ditch. Its elevated position gives a good view over the Rivers Wye and Severn.
Warren Slade and Park Redding Woods have mostly deciduous trees and woodland flowers in the springtime. There are good views across the Wye.
The remains of a stone age ‘chambered tomb’ can be found beneath the large oak tree growing in the middle of the grass area at Fountains Way. Excavations have revealed three chambers containing pottery and human bones.
Archaeological excavations undertaken before construction of the housing estate and the M48 motorway junction suggest that the Thornwell area has been inhabited continuously from around 5,000 BC until the departure of the Romans in the 5th century AD.

Route Essentials

Walk Route: Bulwark - Chepstow - Warren Slade - Bulwark

Duration: 1.5 hours

Miles: 3

Warren Slade Wood (photo - Chris Brown)

Warren Slade Wood (photo - Chris Brown)

Bulwark Walk
Welsh Dragon