Tintern Abbey on the River Wye

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2.5 mile walk from the Old Station, Tintern enjoying both sides of the River Wye.

This is a relatively easy walk in the beautiful Wye Valley with a short steep uphill section and a short downhill section which is rough under foot. 

Tintern was one of four stations on the Wye Valley Railway Line, which opened in 1876. It was a large station, with three platforms. The line closed to passengers in 1959 and to freight in 1964.

Brockweir is named after Brockmael, a dark ages prince of Gwent. Located at the highest point of the tide, it could accommodate sea-going ships and it became an important port for the export of produce from Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean. It was also a centre for ship building. In the 19th century there were 16 public houses and the town had a reputation for lawlessness.

Brockweir Moravian Church was built in the 1830s. It was the first of a number of nonconformist churches built in the town.

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Tintern Wireworks BridgeTintern Wireworks Bridge, TinternBuilt in 1876 to provide a rail link to the Lower Wireworks site, the Wireworks Bridge is a visible reminder of Tintern’s industrial past. This bridge serves as the first crossing point on the River Wye north of Chepstow and is a crucial link to many walks and trails.



  • Description of route - Tintern Old Station - Wye Valley - Brockweir - Tintern
  • Length of route (miles) - 3
  • Typical duration of route - 1.25

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Health Walk - Tintern Walk

Type:Walking Route

Old Station, Tintern, Monmouthshire, NP16 7NX
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