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It is thought that the views from Whitestone and Cleddon inspired Wordsworth to write “Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey”. He commented that “no poem of mine was composed under circumstances more pleasant for me to remember than this”. Whitestone remains a very pleasant place to spend some time, enjoying the views from the conveniently placed benches along the woodland trail.

Five years have passed; five summers, with the length
Of five long winters and again I hear
These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs
With a soft inland murmur. Once again
Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs,
That on a wild secluded scene impress
Thoughts of more deep seclusion, and connect
The landscape with the quiet of the sky.

William Wordsworth, Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey, 1798


From Llandogo take the Trellech Road (beside the shop), climbing up out of the village. After about 11/2 miles there is a Forestry Commission car park on the right. Park here and follow the main track up the hill passing the adventure playground on your right. Take the path on the far left of the upper car park heading up hill with the
valley on your right. There are three viewpoints along the route, each providing a more spectacular view over Llandogo. At the third viewpoint follow the track around to the left as it joins another forestry road. Continue along this straight section until the main path bears right. Keep left and follow the path down a rocky
descent back into the lower car park.

Grid Reference 524 029 (car park)