Coronavirus / Covid-19
Following recent changes in government advice regarding Covid-19 to avoid all non-essential travel and maintain social distancing, all walks and other activities are cancelled until further notice.
We will continue to review the situation in line with guidance issued by the government. Further information can be found here, and will be udpated in due course.
This is the first Severn Bridge crossing, now called the Prince of Wales Bridge. Given good weather this fabulous 9 - 10 mile walk is not to be missed.
By way of a change this is a linear walk: We will need to leave some cars at the meeting point and share the others to go to the start of the walk. Drivers, (at least!), will need to be returned to their cars at the end. Our walk is via the start of the Offa's Dyke path to Chepstow where we break for lunch. Leaving Chepstow via the ancient Port Wall we follow the river Wye and the start of the South Wales Coast Path to the Severn Bridge. Passing under the motorway we cross the Wye and Severn Bridges on the south side - please note this is often windy and exposed. Although the footpath is below and separate from the road, which tends to be quieter on a Sunday, this walk is not considered dog friendly. Returning to Aust and Old Passage we can explore the remains of the ferry terminal and maybe have a coffee at Severn View Services - which is only a short walk from a dramatic view of the bridge from the top of Aust Cliffs.
Terrain / Difficulty
Hard paved surfaces and moderately hilly - perhaps more than you might expect in this area