Eagle's Nest Viewpoint

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Wyndcliff Wood is a superb example of a lower Wye Valley gorge woodland with ancient hanging beech and yew as well as lime, ash and hazel coppice.

There is a waymarked walk (with 365 steps!) from the car park at Lower Wyndcliff to the famous Eagles Nest lookout which is one of the best viewpoints in the Wye Valley.

The viewpoint looks across the bend in the Wye to see the rocks of Wintours leap, the Severn bridges and estuary and, on a clear day, the Cotswold and Mendip hills.

Eagle's Nest Trail
1¼ miles, 2 kilometres, moderate or difficult (depending on route chosen)

The Eagle's Nest Trail is a superb walk full of excitement and mystery to the famous Eagle's Nest viewpoint. It was constructed in 1828 for the Duke of Beaufort when such dramatic viewpoints were fashionable.

The trail can be followed either clockwise or anti-clockwise depending on whether you want to go up or down the 365 steps.

Moderate route: For the moderate route, follow the waymarkers clockwise through attractive woodland to the Upper Wyndcliff Car Park. The route continues on to the viewpoint and then returns down 365 uneven steps.

Difficult route: Climb the 365 uneven steps first to head straight for the Eagles Nest viewpoint. The return route is either back down the steps, or to make a circular walk, head towards Upper Wyndcliff car park and return through woodland to Lower Wyndcliff car park.

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Eagle's Nest Viewpoint & Wyndcliff Wood

Type:Viewpoint/Beauty Spot

Lower Wyndcliffe Car Park, St Arvans, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6HA
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