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Welcome to our epic shores

This is Wales’ Year of the Outdoors. Monmouthshire is a county designed to be enjoyed outdoors. From the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the East to the Brecon Beacons National Park in the West it's filled with stunning vistas, scenic walks and fantastic things to do. 

Welcome to our epic outdoors.

Year of the Outdoors highlights

Rivers, lakes and canals

Award-winning food & drink in Wales' food capital

A contested borderland shaped by water

Our recommended circular walks off the Wales Coast Path

1. Black Rock

2. Bulwark & Chepstow

3. Mathern & St Pierre

4. Mathern & Wyelands

5. Magor & Undy

6. Sudbrook & Portskewett

Discover our waterways

Walk the Wales Coast Path – the World’s first complete coastal path

Discover Roman camps, market towns and foodie delights along the Usk Valley Walk

Learn to sail, canoe, paddleboard and more on the watersports haven of Llandegfedd Reservoir

Follow the Wye Valley Walk through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Walk, cycle, canoe or narrowboat along the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Take in hidden villages, ancient castles and beautiful scenery along the Monnow Valley Walk.

Discover more about Monmouthshire's Coast

Join the Lave Net Fishermen at Black Rock

Try your hand at Foraging on the Wales Coast Path

View the Monmouthshire Coast from the Sky

Discover Chepstow's history as a busy port & important market town

Welsh Dragon