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Piercefield Park and Wye Gorge, Chepstow 

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  • Meeting Time: 10:30
  • Approximate End Time: 15:00
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General information

This is a 7.5 mile fairly strenuous walk from and to Chepstow Castle through Piercefield Park and Wye Gorge.  The route winds steadily up the mid-18th century paths through the park, discovering its secrets along the way, to the Eagle's Nest viewing point on the cliffs above the Wye Gorge.  The path then descends down 'the 365 steps' and along the same route climbed up, but only for a certain distance, before leaving the path and taking a route past the ruins of Piercefield House and its stables, and then past the back straight of Chepstow Racecourse.

The park is mainly shaded woodland and the climb is quite strenuous to the top of the gorge, but downhill from the Eagle's Nest.  Great views from the top and a good walk for dogs.  Stile count: one.  Boots recommended.

Pubs and cafes in the town after the walk.  Please note that the Severn Rail Tunnel is closed this weekend.

Terrain / Difficulty

moderate after a strenuous climb up the gorge

Approximate Distance

7 miles

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