50 Walks@50

To celebrate our 50th birthday we are sharing 50 of our favourite walks. Each week we will issue a 50walks@50 route for you to download and take exploring. We will introduce you to some of the Special Qualities of the AONB – the reason why the Wye Valley was designated an AONB in 1971. We hope these walks will help you discover new and lesser know parts of this beautiful place.

Here are 2 lovely bluebell walks to get you started. Check back soon for the next route to be shared or  keep an eye on social media.

Are you up for the challenge to do all 50 walks?  


Walk 1: Puddingstones & Pubs

Bluebells and ransomes (wild garlic) in Prisk Wood are a highlight of this 3 mile circular walk, passing two pubs, one at the top of the hill and one at the bottom! Find out about Penallt's hidden millstone industry. Walk across traditional wildflower meadows at Pentwyn Farm, down country lanes, beside the Wye and up a steep ascent from the river to Penallt.

Walk 2: Capler Circular Walk

A lovely mix of walking through ancient woodland carpeted with bluebells, beside the River Wye and up to Capler Viewpoint where a short detour will take you to Capler Camp Iron Age Hill Fort.