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Whitestone Wood lies adjacent to a section of the famous Wye Valley Walk. Visitors to the site can enjoy pleasant walks that take in a number of fantastic views across the Wye Valley. The Whitestone picnic and play area offers visitors the opportunity to relax in beautiful surroundings with barbecue facilities and a unique children’s play area.
Beautiful mature Oak and Beech woodland with large Douglas Fir and other mixed broadleaves.
Whitestone Wood is part of Wye Valley Forest area. Chepstow is the nearest town or village.
There are four walks that go through this woodland.
WONDERS OF WHITESTONE TRAIL 3/4 mile, 1.2 kilometres
This trail takes in three dramatic viewpoints and returns through an attractive mix of woodlands.
DUCHESS RIDE TRAIL 2.5 miles, 4 kilometres
This trail starts by following the Wye Valley Walk waymarkers to an avenue of huge Scots Pine trees. It then reaches the Duchess Ride viewpoint where there is a bench. Retrace your steps back to the car park.
Whitestone, Whitebrook & the Wye : 14 mile walk around the scenic Wye Valley
THE WYE VALLEY WALK (long distance walk)
The Wye Valley Walk passes through Whitestone Wood. This is a 136 mile long distance walk along the River Wye between Chepstow and Hafren Forest. You can join the route from Lower Wyndcliff car park.
Picnic & Play Area
The Whitestone picnic and play area offers visitors the opportunity to relax in beautiful surroundings with barbecue facilities and a unique children’s play area (renovated in 2023)
OS Grid Reference: SO525030
Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations.
Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff.
Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.
- Children welcome
- Dogs Accepted
- Accepts groups
Map & Directions
Follow signs for Catbrook at the junction adjacent to the Wye Valley Hotel in Tintern. After 2½ miles, you reach a junction and the lower car park is opposite. The larger upper car park is through the barrier and along the forest road. Whitestone is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map OL 14. The OS grid reference is SO 525 029.
Public Transport Directions
The nearest railway station is Chepstow, which is 10 miles away.