The Alcove Viewpoint

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This is a moderate walk with three inclines that can be taken at an easy pace. Points of interest include Piercefield House which dates back to the early 19th century and was designed by Sir John Soane. The house is a Grade 2* listed building and the parkland Grade 1.

Also Chepstow Racecourse which was established in 1925 and The Piercefield Walks which date back to the 1750’s and were frequented by poets, artists and writers as part of the Romantic movement. The paths still retain some of the original viewpoints.

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The alcove viewpoint6 Piercefield, ChepstowA 5 mile walk in the picturesque Wye Valley north of Chepstow, with some rough paths in woodland.

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  • Free Parking

Routes

  • Description of route - Chepstow - Piercefield - Wye Valley Walk - Chepstow
  • Length of route (miles) - 3
  • Typical duration of route - 1.5 hours

Map & Directions

Health Walk - Piercefield Walk

Type:Walking Route

Chepstow Leisure Centre, Welsh Street, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5LT
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