Brockweir and the Wye

Along and across the Wye to a historic English village, returning via woodland.

Technical sheet
No. 18297265
A Tintern walk posted on 06/01/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 06/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h35[?]
Distance Distance : 4.99km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 60m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 59m
Highest point Highest point : 61m
Lowest point Lowest point : 8m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Tintern
Starting point Starting point : N 51.698263° / W 2.678337°
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(D/A) From the front door of the Anchor Inn, turn left and then left again along a drive between pub and river. Follow the riverside path beyond, past a couple of cottages to a road, which you follow out to the Main Road (A466).

(1) Turn right past the Abbey Mill. When the pavement runs out, cross the main road and continue in the same direction. Return to the original side of the road when necessary and pass Tintern Garage. Just before the left turn to Catbrook, turn right down a road signposted to St Michael’s Church.

(2) Walk right of the church and pick up the riverside path beyond, crossing a series of footbridges and ignoring left turnings to the Old Station. Just before Brockweir Bridge, turn left through a gate then right up steps to the road.

(3) Turn right and cross the bridge, and follow the main village street beyond. Just after the Brockweir Inn, turn right, passing the historic Malt House on your left. Shortly afterward, turn right on a narrow metalled path that winds between houses and gardens to pass the white-painted Moravian Church.

Cross a stile into fields and follow the riverbank. Shortly before the end of the field, follow the path left, away from the river, to a stile into a bridleway.

(4) Turn right and follow the track as it climbs gradually through the trees. At a junction with a low wall to the right, go straight on, downhill.

(5) When this steep path meets the former tramway, turn right, then bear left to the Wireworks Bridge. Walk out to the main road, turn left, and retrace your steps to the Anchor. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 8m - The Anchor Inn
1 : km 0.32 - alt. 16m - Abbey Mill
2 : km 1.27 - alt. 11m - St Michael’s Church
3 : km 2.66 - alt. 16m - Bridge
4 : km 3.32 - alt. 22m - Trees
5 : km 4.26 - alt. 22m - Wireworks Bridge
D/A : km 4.99 - alt. 8m - The Anchor Inn

Useful Information

Some stiles and steps. One gradual climb and a steep and slightly rocky descent. Wet grass on field paths after rain.

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The Anchor Inn
Chapel Hill, Tintern,
Monmouthshire NP16 6TE
Tel 01291 689582

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During the walk or to do/see around

The Anchor Inn is situated alongside the River Wye, with the stunning backdrop of Tintern Abbey. This historic inn, set in extensive grounds, dates back to the 12th century and was originally a cider mill and grain store for the abbey.
Additions to these two buildings were constructed in the 19th century to house the kitchen.
Our menus offer a cuisine of excellent local produce along with a range of locally brewed ales, beers and ciders. We welcome chil- dren who have their own play area in a section of our beautiful garden. Walkers and their dogs are also welcome. There is com- plimentary WiFi for those who want to browse the internet over their morning coffee.

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