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Walking in the Royal Forest of Dean and the Counties
of Herefordshire and Monmouthshire.

Walking in the forest on a sunny day is a wonderful experience. The trees provide shade from the heat, but the dappled light breaking through the leaf canopy combines with the heady aroma of pine oil, wild raspberries and other fruits brought out by the warmth of the sun to create a marvellous feeling of wellbeing.

You are welcome to come enjoy Walking in the Royal Forest of Dean and the Counties of Herefordshire and Monmouthshire but please always follow the Country Code. It is especially important to stay on designated footpath routes and to keep dogs on leads when there is any livestock (farm animals) present.

There are miles of footpaths and bridleways in the Counties, suitable for walkers, which provides some indication of the variety available.

You are welcome to come enjoy walking in the Royal Forest of Dean and the Counties of Herefordshire and Monmouthshire but please always follow the Country Code.

Walks in the Forest of Dean

Here is a list of walks in the Forest of Dean :

A Walk in Dymock Woods
This leaflet shows a map & five waymarked trails through Forestry Commission woodland to the SW of Dymock as well as information on local history, industry & forestry. This area is famous for its wild daffodils in springtime : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

A Yellow Arrow Route - Forest of Dean 10 miles.
A circular walk in the Forest of Dean including Mallards Pike Lake, Soudley Ponds and Blaize Bailey. May be split into three shorter circular walks : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Cannop Valley (Forest Nature Reserve) 10 miles.
A network of forest paths, tracks, old tram & railways allows the visitor to explore the nature reserve with little impact on the environment. The mainly oak plantations have a variety of insects & breeding birds. There are 3 loops of about 3.5 mls each : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Circular Walks in the Parish of Woolaston
A short walk of less than an hour, or a longer walk of under two hours. Set in a countryside of small farms and cottages on the gentle slopes between the River Severn and the higher ground of Tidenham Chase : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Coleford Project Walks
A set of five interesting and informative walks around the town of Coleford ; Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Coleford Town Walk 2 miles.
A circular walk in and around the town of Coleford looking at its history and buildings. The walk may be divided into two parts by resting at one of the inns or cafes in or near the market place : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Daffodil Way 10 miles.
A circular walk from Dymock through the wild daffodil country within the Windcross parishes in north-west Gloucestershire. Offers a wealth of woods & orchards, ponds & streams, meadows & fields : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Darkhill Iron Works Walk
A guide describing a walk around this site of both national and international importance for steel making : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Dean Forests - What's On
Annual leaflet listing Forestry Commission events in the Forest of Dean including guided walks, crafts & wildlife discovery days : Forestry Commission, free.

Discover the Wye Valley on foot & by bus
A guide to getting out and about in the Wye Valley countryside using public transport. It contains a detailed timetable of bus services and details of 23 "bus-friendly" walks : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Forest of Dean Recreation Map
A guide to the trails and forestry tracks of the central Forest of Dean area. The map clearly differentiates between walking & cycling trails, as well as providing 4 suggested offroad cycle routes & the family cycle trail : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Lydney Town Walk
A walk around the old town of Lydney on the Severn Estuary. The walk of 2 hours may be split into two. The leaflet, produced for the Forest of Dean Local History Society, has a map and describes places of interest : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Newent Town Walks
An illustrated map of the small market town of Newent marking all the footpaths around the town and describing some of the interesting sights & buildings. Also lists visitor attractions in the vicinity : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Parkend Village Walk 1.5 mls.
Leaflet describing a figure of eight walk around the Forest village of Parkend. Includes a map, directions and detailed notes about buildings of interest and local industrial history.
Leaflet from : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Poets' Path 18 mls.
A circular walk from Dymock, taking in places of interest associated with the Dymock poets; Abercrombie, Brooke, Drinkwater, Gibson, Thomas & Frost.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Poets' Path 28 mls.
A circular walk from Dymock via Leadington, Greenway & Broom's Green linking houses (not open to the public) associated with the Dymock poets Edward Thomas, Robert Frost & Wilfred WilsonGibson.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Redmarley Walks 3.5 mls.
A leaflet describing a circular walk across open fields & along quiet lanes, including part of Lowbands with its Chartist cottages. There are fine views to the Malverns & Cotswold Hills. The leaflet has a large scale map and detailed walking instructions.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Redmarley Walks 3.1 mls.
A leaflet describing a circular walk incorporating several alternative routes across open fields, with the option of a delightful excursion through Princehill Wood. The leaflet has a large scale map and detailed walking instructions.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Redmarley Walks 3.3 mls.
A leaflet describing a circular walk passing through the village of Redmarley & looping round the NW corner of the parish with close views of woodland & fine views of the Malvern Hills The leaflet has a large scale map and detailed walking instructions.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Redmarley Walks 5 mls.
A leaflet describing a circular walk passing through woodland, along quiet lanes and running along the peaceful banks of the River Leadon. The leaflet has a large scale map and detailed walkinginstructions.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Sculpture Trail Walk 4.1 mls.
A circular forest walk from Beechenhurst picnic site taking in 17 individual outdoor sculptures. The trail is a result of a collaboration involving the Forestry Commission, two art organisations and fifteen artists.
Leaflet from : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Soudley Valley Rural Geology Trail - 3.4 miles
Walking this trail will take you through nearly 100 million years of Earth's history. Sites along the route represent changing environments from the Devonian and Carboniferous periods, ranging from rivers, floodplains, seas and swamps. Also the industrial history of the area is related to the rocks and explained in this waterproof, fold-out trail guide.
Available from: Gloucestershire Geoconservation Trust, Dean Heritage Centre, Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

St. Briavels Walks
A set of six walks covering the parish of St. Briavels in the Forest of Dean. The walks are of varying distances; some with a pub on route.
Leaflet from : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Symonds Yat Rock & Mailscot Wood 5 mls.
A circular, forest walk from Symonds Yat car park through Mailscot Wood with fine views and points of geological interest. You can see at least 20 different species of tree on this walk.
Leaflet from : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

The Gloucestershire Way 100 mls.
A memorable walk through the diverse areas of the Forest of Dean, Severn Vale and Cotswold, with a theme of "Forest and Vale and high blue hill" from "A Song of Gloucestershire" by Will Harvey. Guide Book from : Countryside Matters.

The Three Choirs Way 100 mls.
A long distance footpath through a region of hopyard, vineyard and orchard between Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester, with a theme of poetry and music linked to the music festival celebrated at the three cathedrals for over 300 years.
Guide Book from : Countryside Matters.

The Wysis Way 55 mls
The Wysis Way runs for 55 miles from the River Wye at Monmouth to the source of the Thames (the Roman Isis) high in the Cotswold hills. The walk also links two National Trails, the Offa's Dyke Path and the Thames Path.
Guide Book from : Countryside Matters.

Walking around Hartpury
A map prepared on behalf of Hartpury Parish Council showing the many interesting footpaths in the parish with notes about points of interest.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Wenchford Forest Walk 3.5 mls.
A circular walk from Wenchford picnic site including a forest pond, a free mine, a viewpoint (offering a wonderful panorama of the Forest with glimpses of the Severn Vale and Cotswold Hills) & a disused railway line. The walk is fairly steep in places.
Leaflet from : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Wildlife Events
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust hold a series of guided walks and wildlife events to which members of the public are welcome. Most are based on their nature reserves and have many different wildlife themes. A free leaflet is available, please enclose SAE.
Leaflet from : Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

Wye Valley Walk 112 mls.
Middle distance footpath following the meandering route of the River Wye through steep stone gorges, dense woodland and open countryside between Chepstow and Rhayader. Map pack of Glos. route. Map Pack from : Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Walks in the Severn Vale

There are many leaflets describing walks in Gloucestershire.
Here is a list of walks in the Severn Vale.

Arlingham & Overton 17 5 mls.
A circular walk in the Severn Vale around the Arlingham peninsula. A really lovely walk, fairly flat except for a short section climbing Barrow Hill, giving magnificent views of the River Severn. Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Around the Cotswold Canals - Vol. 1
A booklet describing ten circular walks from 3 - 9.5 miles long, based around the Stroudwater and Thames-Severn Canals. The booklet contains maps, clear directions, photographs and notes about places of interest and refreshment stops.
Booklet from : Cotswold Canals Trust.

Around the Cotswold Canals - Vol. 2
A booklet describing ten circular walks from 3 - 9 miles long, based around the Stroudwater and Thames-Severn Canals. The booklet contains maps, clear directions, photographs and notes about places of interest and refreshment stops.
Booklet from : Cotswold Canals Trust.

Ashleworth Parish - Five Circular Walks
A large clear map with written details of five waymarked walks, all under 5 miles, in the Severnside parish of Ashleworth. They offer typical landscapes, expansive views, historic monuments, interesting buildings and natural features.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Battle Trail 1.5 mls.
A guide to the trail around the sites connected with the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471. Contains a clear map and an account of the battle.
Leaflet from :Tewkesbury Tourist Information Centre.

Berkeley & Stone 32 6.5 mls.
Circular walk in the Severn Vale including Berkeley, Ham, Whitcliff Park and Stone.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Berkeley & the Severn 8.5 mls.
Level, circular walk in the Severn Vale including Berkeley, Berkeley Power Station, the River Severn and Whitcliff Deer Park. The walk is very pleasant and varied with only a short climb to give splendid views.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Berkeley & Wanswell 7.3 mls.
Circular, level walk in the Severn Vale including Berkeley, the River Severn and Wanswell Court.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Brookthorpe and Whaddon 4.5 mls.
A gently undulating, circular walk across farmland in the Severn Vale. The walk incorporates both old and new footpaths, from green lanes to motorway bridges & underpasses.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Cotswolds & Severn Vale Walking Routes
A pack of 10 leaflets describing walks from 3.5 - 5.75 miles in the borough of Tewkesbury. The waterproof leaflets each have a clear map with directions and points of interest along the route. Individual leaflets cost 75p each.
Pack from :Tewkesbury Tourist Information Centre.

Daffodil Way 10 mls.
A circular walk from Dymock through the wild daffodil country within the Windcross parishes in north-west Gloucestershire. Offers a wealth of woods & orchards, ponds & streams, meadows & fields.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Dursley Woods and Downham Hill 5.9 mls.
Circular walk from Dursley to the Cotswold scarp taking in the town centre and Dursley Woodlands. The walk is varied and takes in both sides of the Uley valley.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Eastington and Beard's Mill 5.1 mls.
Circular walk in the Severn Vale taking in the River Frome and Eastington church. The walk has only two gentle inclines, taking in views of the Severn Vale and parts of the River Frome.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Eastington to Nailsworth 6.5 mls.
A level and peaceful walk along the disused railway with industrial history and wildlife interests.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Elmore 4.5 mls.
Level, circular walk in the Severn Vale including Elmore village and the River Severn. The walk gives a good insight into farming on the Severn flood plain.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Frampton-on-Severn and Whitminster 6.5 mls.
A level, circular walk in the Severn Vale including Frampton-on-Severn village, Whitminster church and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. A flat walk but still having good views and numerous areas of interest.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Frocester & Coaley 5 mls.
A circular walk from the Severn Vale to the Cotswold scarp with pastureland, woods and hamlets, taking in Frocester tithe barn & Coaley Wood.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Glevum Way 26 mls.
A 26 mile circular walk around the outskirts of the City of Gloucester, originally devised by Mike Loach of Gloucestershire County Council in 1991. Completed and waymarked by the Gloucester Ramblers Group. Start at Castlemeads.
Leaflet from : Gloucester Tourist Information Centre.

Historic Gloucester Walks 1 ml.
A 1 1/2 hour tour of historic Gloucester led by Civic Trust guides, daily from 14th June to 14th September. Starting at 14.30 from the Tourist Information Centre, Southgate Street, Gloucester. For further information ring 01452 396572
: Gloucester Tourist Information Centre.

Longney & Grove End 6 mls.
Level, circular walk in the Severn Vale including the River Severn and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. This is a fairly flat walk with two gentle inclines covering farmland with river and canal-side stretches.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Lower Cam and Coaley 4.6 mls.
Circular walk in the Severn Vale including Coaley Village and views of the Cotswold Scarp.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Nature Walks in Gloucester
A leaflet outlining a variety of guided walks in and around Gloucester with a nature theme. These include walks around Alney Island, Hucclecote Hay Meadows, Quedgeley Nature Reserve and Robinswood Hill as well as opportunities to view the Severn Bore.
Leaflet from : Gloucester Tourist Information Centre.

Newent Town Walks
An illustrated map of the small market town of Newent marking all the footpaths around the town and describing some of the interesting sights & buildings. Also lists visitor attractions in the vicinity.Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Poets' Path 8 mls.
A circular walk from Dymock, taking in places of interest associated with the Dymock poets; Abercrombie, Brooke, Drinkwater, Gibson, Thomas & Frost.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Poets' Path 8 mls.
A circular walk from Dymock via Leadington, Greenway & Broom's Green linking houses (not open to the public) associated with the Dymock poets Edward Thomas, Robert Frost & Wilfred Wilson Gibson.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Redmarley Walks 3.5 mls.
A leaflet describing a circular walk across open fields & along quiet lanes, including part of Lowbands with its Chartist cottages. There are fine views to the Malverns & Cotswold Hills. The leaflet has a large scale map and detailed walking instructions.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Redmarley Walks 3.1 mls.
A leaflet describing a circular walk incorporating several alternative routes across open fields, with the option of a delightful excursion through Princehill Wood. The leaflet has a large scale map and detailed walking instructions.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Redmarley Walks 3.3 mls.
A leaflet describing a circular walk passing through the village of Redmarley & looping round the NW corner of the parish with close views of woodland & fine views of the Malvern Hills The leaflet has a large scale map and detailed walking instructions.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Redmarley Walks 5 mls.
A leaflet describing a circular walk passing through woodland, along quiet lanes and running along the peaceful banks of the River Leadon. The leaflet has a large scale map and detailed walking instructions.
Leaflet from : Newent Tourist Information Centre.

Robert Raikes
A leaflet describing a trail around the city of Gloucester looking at sites associated with Robert Raikes, 1736 - 1811, the pioneer of the Sunday School movement.
Leaflet from : Gloucester Tourist Information Centre.

Selsley and the Stanleys 6 mls.
A circular walk from the Severn Vale up the Cotswold scarp, with fine views and including Leonard Stanley Priory. A fairly strenuous walk in places but giving splendid views as well as tranquil river banks. May also be split in two shorter circular walks.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Sheep Path Wood, Cam and Cam Peak 4.5 mls.
Circular walk from Dursley taking in the town centre, Sheep Path Wood, Upper Cam & the views from Peaked Down. The walk takes in many aspects of the area; town, village, woodland glade and high, open viewpoints. The undulations can at times be very steep.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Slimbridge and Cambridge 3.9 mls.
A level, circular walk across meadows and along country lanes in the Severn Vale, taking in Slimbridge church and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Standish 5.2 mls.
A circular farmland walk in the Severn Vale including Standish Church, with fine views of the Cotswold scarp. Although close to the town of Stonehouse a great deal of this walk is through wild and isolated countryside.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Stinchcombe and Stancombe 5.4 mls.
A circular walk from Dursley around the Cotswold scarp to include Stinchcombe church.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Stroud Valleys Pedestrian/Cycle Trail 6 mls
A 6 mile linear route following the track of a disused railway line from Nailsworth to Stonehouse (soon Eastington) suitable for walking & cycling. Items of industrial and natural history noted.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Stroudwater Canal & Thames and Severn Canal 16 mls.
Towpath Map
Clear, full colour, large scale map (5 inches/mile) of the historic canals from Framilode to Sapperton. Includes a history, access points, connecting walkways, photographs, details on sites of interest, pubs & restaurants.
Map from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Tewkesbury Heritage Trail
A short, generally flat trail around some of Tewkesbury's historic buildings with a map and details of local points of interest.
Leaflet from :Tewkesbury Tourist Information Centre.

Tewkesbury's Alleyways 1.25 mls.
A short trail around half-timbered Tewkesbury picking out the most interesting alleys and courts. The leaflet has a map and details historic and architectural points of interest.
Leaflet from :Tewkesbury Tourist Information Centre.

Thames & Severn Canal, Daneway to Stonehouse 111.2 mls.
A level walk alongside the disused canal with many points of interest including mills, locks, wildlife & waterlife.
Leaflet from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

The Cheltenham Circular Footpath 26 mls.
A waymarked, circular walk of about 26 miles which completely encircles Cheltenham. The walk was devised by Cheltenham Borough Council, the Ramblers' Association & the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens.
Booklet from : Cheltenham Tourist Information Centre.

The Cotswold Canals Walk 50 mls.
The walk follows the line of the old Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals, from the River Severn to the Thames at Lechlade. Partly along the towpath past scenes of industrial archaeology and partly on fieldpaths through pastoral countryside.
Guide book from : Countryside Matters

The Gloucestershire Way 100 mls.
A memorable walk through the diverse areas of the Forest of Dean, Severn Vale and Cotswold, with a theme of "Forest and Vale and high blue hill" from "A Song of Gloucestershire" by Will Harvey.
Guide Book from : Countryside Matters

The Severn Way - East Bank 50 mls.
Medium distance route along the east bank of the River Severn from Tewkesbury to Shepperdine. The way passes through meadows and orchards, past wetlands & marshes and near to Gloucester Docks.
Leaflet from : Gloucester Tourist Information Centre.

The Severn Way - Official Walkers' Guide 210 mls.
100 page full colour guide to the Severn Way, following the River Severn from its source at Plynlimon to Bristol. Clear map & text, 50 photographs, route planning information, helpful advice & telephone numbers.
Guide from : Environment Agency Business Services Department

The Thames & Severn Way36 mls.
A walk along the old towpath of the Stroudwater & the Thames/Severn Canals from the River Severn at Framilode to the River Thames at Inglesham. The walk is described in "A Guide to the Cotswold Canals" that also contains photos & historical notes.
Booklet from : Cotswold Canals Trust.

The Three Choirs Way 100 mls.
A long distance footpath through a region of hopyard, vineyard and orchard between Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester, with a theme of poetry and music linked to the music festival celebrated at the three cathedrals for over 300 years.
Guide Book from : Countryside Matters

The Wysis Way 55 mls
The Wysis Way runs for 55 miles from the River Wye at Monmouth to the source of the Thames (the Roman Isis) high in the Cotswold hills. The walk also links two National Trails, the Offa's Dyke Path and the Thames Path.
Guide Book from : Countryside Matters

Via Sacra
A walk following the line of the ancient city walls around Gloucester. The leaflet contains a map and notes about points of interest along the route.
Leaflet from Gloucester Tourist Information Centre

Walking around Hartpury
A map prepared on behalf of Hartpury Parish Council showing the many interesting footpaths in the parish with notes about points of interest.
Leaflet from Newent Tourist Information Centre

Walking Tours of Regency Cheltenham
75 minute guided walking tours showing the best of Cheltenham's fine Regency architecture & floral decorations. Starting from Cheltenham Tourist Information Centre @ 11.00am, Monday to Friday in the summer.
Tickets from Cheltenham Tourist Information Centre.

Westrip and Doverow Hill 4.3 miles.
A circular walk from the Severn Vale up part of the Cotswold scarp taking in Standish Wood and Doverow Hill. This walk is quite demanding as it involves several steep climbs, but the views are rewarding from : Stroud Tourist Information Centre.

Wildlife Events
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust hold a series of guided walks and wildlife events to which members of the public are welcome. Most are based on their nature reserves and have many different wildlife themes. from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, free.

Lower Wye Ramblers

The Lower Wye Group of the Ramblers’ Association was formed in 1993 by a small group of local enthusiasts. Its “patch” is the lower Wye between Monmouth and Chepstow, but it draws its membership from a much wider area. Since its birth it has steadily grown and now has over 230 members who have developed a special affection for the beautiful river and the steeply wooded hills that make up this Area Of Outstanding Beauty.

MARCH 2007 Map Miles& Grade
Sun 4th Grosmont fields & riverside paths OL13 6 M 8.45 am David Watkins 01600 715207 levy £2.00
Wed 7th Symonds Yat mainly woodlands OL14 9 M+ 9.00 am Ian 01594 528116
levy £1.50
Sun 11th Bwlch,Tretower Court, Cwmdu OL13 7 M 8.45 am Maurice 01291 423523
levy £3.50
Thur 15th Redbrook,Kymin,Staunton,Newland OL14 10 M+ 9.15 am Jenny & Mike 01633 882107 levy £1.25
Sun 18th Nympsfield, Uleybury, Exp167 & 168 8 M+ 9.00 am Mike Birbeck 01291 625105
levy £3.00
Tues 20th Whitebrook - Booklet Walk 7** OL14 5 M 9.15 am Allan 01291 625915
levy £1.25
Thur 22nd GAB Walk * Ian 01594 528116
Sat 24th Penhow daffodils , option pub lunch OL14 5.5 M 9.30 am Anne Tyler 01633 400799
levy 75p
Sat 31st Huntley Church Glasshouse Hill OL14 5.5 M 9.15 am Anna 01600 714342
levy £2.00
APRIL 2007 Map Miles& Grade
Sun 1st Wotton under Edge cream tea at end Exp167 7 M 9.30 am Heather 01291 637416
levy £2.00
Wed 4th Shirenewton, optional pub lunch OL14 5.5 M 9.15 am John Cottrell 01291 622081
levy 50p
Sun 8th Bath & North Stoke Easter Sunday Exp155 10.5 M+ 8.30 am Ian 01594 528116
levy £3.00
Wed 11th Whitestone - Booklet Walk 8** OL14 7 M 9.15 am Allan 01291 625915
levy 75p
Sun 15th Kewstoke,Middle Hope ,Sand Bay Exp153 7 M 9.15 am David & Janet 01291 625357 levy £3.00
Tues 17th Usk Valley Walk Caerleon –Whitehall Exp152 6.5 M 9.00 am Gill 01291 623458
levy £2.00
Thur 19th GAB Walk * Ian 01594 528116
Sun 22nd Dingestow, Mitchell Troy, Cwmcarvan OL14 9 M+ 9.00 am George 01291 650772
levy £1.50
Thur 26th Skenfrith Newcastle, Llanrothel OL14 8 M 9.15 am Lynette 01600 772087
levy £2.00
Fri 27th to Sun 29th - South West Coast Path Weekend Anne Hawkins 01633 880449
Sun 29th Cheddar Reservoir,West Mendip Way Exp167 9 M 9.00 am Mike Birbeck 01291 625105 levy £3.00
MAY 2007 Map Miles& Grade
Tues 1st Blaenavon, Blorenge OL13 8 M+ 9.15 am Chris Barber 01873 856114
levy £3.00
Sat 5th Whitestone OL14 9 M+ 9.30 am Mike Urry 01291 621386
levy 75p
Sun 6th Sugar Loaf hills for beginners OL13 5 M 9.00 am Gwynne 01291 622767
levy £3.00
Tues 8th Usk Valley Walk Whitehall-Chainbridge Exp152 9 M 9.00 am Gill 01291 623458
levy £3.00
Sun 13th Old Sodbury part of Cotswold Way Exp155 10 M+ 9.00 am Gordon 01454 616344
levy £1.50
Thur 17th Stroud, Tetbury, Malmesbury Exp168 7 M+ 8.45 am Anne Hawkins 01633 880449
levy £3.50
Sun 20th Micheldean to May Hill OL14 9 M+ 9.00 am Paddy 01600 716254
levy £2.50
Wed 23rd Newent OL14 8 M 9.00 am Jenny & Mike 01633 882107
levy £3.50
Thur 24th GAB Walk * Ian 01594 528116
Sat 26th Clytha Castle - Bettws Newydd OL13 5.5 E 9.00 am Ian 01594 528116
levy £2.00
Wed 30th Tintern, Brockweir evening walk OL14 2.5 E 7.00 pm Gwynne 01291 622767
levy 75p
Sun 27th to Sun 3rd June – Offa’s Dyke Path Terry & Stevie 01291 625712
Fri 30th ANNUAL DINNER Heather 01291 637416
JUNE Map Miles& Grade
Wed 6th Redbrook evening walk OL14 3.5 M 6.30 pm Paddy 01600 716254
levy £1.25
Thur 7th Ross -on-Wye OL14 8 M 9.15 am Jenny & Mike 01633 882107
levy £2.50
Sat 9th Bus to Devauden meet leader at CLC OL14 9 M 8.45 am Mike Urry 01291 621386
Tues 12th Stanton, Partrishow, Gaer Hill OL13 10 M 9.00 am Frank 01600 860582
levy £3.50
Thur 14th Awre evening walk, pub at end OL14 3.5 E 6.30 pm Dawn & David 01600 715207
levy £1.50
Sun 17th Black Mountains -2 highest peaks Exp161 9.5 S 8.30 am Ron 01600 713726
levy £3.50
Tues 19th Lower Wyndcliff- Booklet Walk 15** 5 M 9,15 am Allan 01291 625915
levy 50p OL14
Wed 20th Whitestone evening walk OL14 4.5 M 6.30 pm Gwynne & Jim
levy 75p
Thur 21st GAB Walk * Ian 01594 528116
Sat 23rd Brockweir Devils Pulpit, Monks Path OL14 9 M+ 9.30 am Mike Urry 01291 621386
levy 75p
Sun 24th Woolaston, Clanna Pond,Hewelsfield OL14 5.5 M Severn views optional pub lunch 9.30 am Hilary & David 01291 621680 levy 75p
Wed 27th Redbrook evening walk OL14 4 E 6.30 pm Gordon 01454 616344
levy £1.25
Thur 28th North Stoke, Prospect Stile,Kelston Exp155 7 M 9.00 am Anne Hawkins 01633 880449 levy £3.50
Sat 30th SUMMER BARBEQUE Heather 01291 637416
JULY Map Miles& Grade
Sun 1st Sugar Loaf via Deri OL13 6.5 M+ 9.15 am Verna 01291 621987
levy £3.00
Tues 3rd Tutshill, Tidenham, evening walk OL14 3.5 E 7.00 pm David & Janet 01291 625357 levy 50p
Sun 8th Darren Country Park Bargoed panoramic views, visitor centre & café Exp166 8.5 M+ 9.00 am Len 02920 750167 levy £3.50
Tues 10th Usk Valley Walk Chainbridge-Llanellen Exp152 7.5 M 9.00 am Gill 01291 623458 levy £3.50
Wed 11th Earlswood, Cas Troggy Valley evening walk 3.5 M 6.45 pm Pam 01291 641339
levy 75p OL13
Sun 15th Brecon Canal to Gilwern Exp161 10 E 8.45 am Ron 01600 713726
levy £2.50
Wed 18th Tidenham Chase evening walk OL14 3 E 7.00 pm David & Janet 01291 625357
levy 75p
Thur 19th GAB Walk * Ian 01594 528116
Thur 19th Tintern/Brockweir-Booklet Walk 12** 6 M 9.15 am Allan 01291 625915
levy 75p OL14
Sat 21st Llangenny, Sugar Loaf OL13 11 M+ 09.00 am Frank 01600 860582
levy £3.00
Wed 25th Monnow Valley OL14 6 M 9.30 am Heather 01291 637416
levy £2.00
Thur 26th Llandogo evening walk OL14 4 M 6.30 pm Gwynne 01291 622767
levy 75p
JULY Map Miles& Grade
Sun 29th Hay Bluff , Olchon Valley OL13 9 M+ 9.00 am Pam 01291 641339
levy £4.00
Tues 31st Coleford evening walk OL14 4 E 6.30 pm Dawn & David 01600 715207
levy £1.50
AUGUST Map Miles & Grade
Sun 5th Uley lovely rolling countryside Exp167 9 M+ 9.00 am Gordon 01454 616344
levy £3.00
Wed 8th Hatterrall Hill, Llanthony OL13 8 M+ 9.00 am Gwynne 01291 622767
levy £4.00
Thur 9th Piercefield evening walk OL14 2.5 E 7.00 pm Gwynne 01291 622767
levy 50p
Sun 12th Dixton, Ganarew, Kymin OL14 12 S 9.00 am George 01291 650772
levy £1.50
Tues 14th Gaer Hill, St. Arvans evening walk OL14 3.5 M 6.45 pm Gwynne 01291 622767
levy 50p
Thur 16th GAB Walk * Ian 01594 528116
Thur 16th Tintern – Booklet Walk 13** OL14 5 M+ 9.15 am Allan 01291 625915
levy 75p
Sun 19th Ewyas Harold, Grosmont OL13 8 M 8.45 am Maurice 01291 423523
levy £3.00
Wed 22nd Sellack, How Caple, Foy Exp189 7 E Herefordshire countryside following the Wye 9.00 am Ron 01600 713726 levy £3.00
Sun 26th Monmouth, Welsh Newton OL14 10 M+ 9.00 am David & Dawn 01600 715207
levy £1.50
Wed 29th Llandegfedd Reservoir Exp152 8 M 9.30 am Len 02920 750167
levy £1.50

Meeting Point We meet in the car park at Chepstow Leisure Centre, All times in programme are from CLC unless stated, otherwise. Departure You should be early enough to leave at the stated departure time.
Safety All sporting and leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them and rambling is no exception. In spite of the safety of members being the paramount concern, accidents may occasionally occur. It is important that when entering the activity each member appreciates that they should identify any hazards and take all reasonable steps to eliminate or minimise the potential for an accident to arise.
Dress Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn. Leaders have the right to refuse inadequately equipped persons to join the walk.
Food Bring adequate food & drink to suit the length of the walk and time of year.
Start Point
For security reasons the start point is not published of Walk Contact the walk leader or Rambles Officer if you wish to go direct to the start point.
Cars Car sharing is encouraged & passengers pay a levy for mileage costs as set out in the programme.
Non- Non-members are welcome to join 2 or 3 walks free of Members charge. After this they will be expected to join the Ramblers Association.

Grades of Walks
Grades are the leaders summary of the walk to help you but can only be a guide. Contact the leader if you need to know more.
E = Easy - leisurely and mostly flat, easy gradients/slopes
M = Moderate – will usually include some short climbs
M+ = Moderate plus – will have longer or steeper climbs
S = Strenuous – more challenging, often with stiff climbs over rough terrain, good fitness level required.

The length of the walk is given in miles and is combined with the grading so that 5 E = 5 miles Easy and 10 S = 10 miles strenuous.
All walkers participate in any walk at their ow n risk. If in doubt of your fitness to participate in any walk, please ring the leader who will be happy to tell you about the walk. In bad weather the leader may have to change the route of the walk or even cancel the walk.
GUIDELINES FOR WALK LEADERS
· ‘Recce’ the walk beforehand
· Carry a relevant OS map in case you have to deviate from the planned route
· Carry a mobile phone for use in case of emergency (or arrange for one of the group to have one)
· If not meeting the group at CLC, make arrangements for someone to take the group to the start point
· Welcome the group before starting the walk and introduce those walking for the first time, summarise the distance, terrain, food stops and comfort arrangements.
· Check that all members of the group are adequately clothed and appropriately equipped for the walk
· Make sure you know how many are in the group before you start the walk
· Delegate a back-marker to ensure that gates are closed and that slow walkers are not left behind
· Remind the group to stay behind the leader
· Stop occasionally for group to catch-up, allowing last walkers to catch their breath before moving off
· Check numbers after each main change of direction
· On summer evening walks carry a torch

GUIDELINES FOR MEMBERS ON GROUP WALKS
· Stay behind the Leader
· Always inform the leader or back marker if you make a
comfort stop
· Always inform the leader if you have to abandon the walk
for any reason
· The use of mobile phones is discouraged except in cases of
emergency
· Dogs are not permitted on LWR walks
· On summer evening walks it is advisable to carry a torch
These guidelines are designed to improve both the safety and enjoyment of our walks
CAR SHARING MILEAGE LEVY
From CLC to Start Point (Mileage Levy includes return journey)

Milage Cost
1 - 4 50p
5 - 9 75p
10 – 14 £1.25
15 – 19 £1.50
20 – 24 £2.00
25 - 29 £2.50
30 - 34 £3.00
35 - 39 £3.50
Over 40 £4.00

* GAB Walks -
Walks with the Gwent Association for the Blind led by ramblers from the Greater Gwent Area.

Lower Wye Rambles booklet costs £3.75 and is available from TICs, walking shops, local bookshops ranging from Cardiff to Mid–Wales and Gloucester to Bristol.
For more details email Allan Thomas.

LOWER WYE RAMBLERS COMMITTEE 2006 - 2007
Chairman: Publicity & Press: Ron Gladwin Anne Hawkins 01600 713726 01633 880449
Secretary: Social: Dawn Davies Heather Price 01594 837157 01291 637416
Treasurer: Committee Members: David Phillips Gwynne Ebume 01291 621680 01291 622767
Verna Thomas Rambles: 01291 621987
Len Potter David Watkins 02920 750167 01600 715207
Membership: Pathcare: Maurice Turner David Barber 01291 423523 01291 625357
Footpaths: GAB: Allan Thomas Ian McDonald 01291 625915 01594 528116

 
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