2017 DISCOVERY TRAIL
The Wye Valley Walk
SORRY, THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BOOKING FORM.
YOU WILL BE EMAILED IF A PLACE BECOMES AVAILABLE.
ALTERNATIVELY, YOU MIGHT LIKE TO LOOK AT ONE, OR BOTH, OF OUR 3-DAY WALKS: THE GEOPARK WAY OR THE WYCHE WAY
Enjoy six days on one of Britain's iconic long distance trails as we track the River Wye and its surrounding hills from Monmouth to Builth Wells, approximately 75 miles over the 6 days, with dedicated transport daily from Malvern.
Dappled wooded glades, eye-stretching views, ancient ruins, towering cliffs, gentle river meadows and sweeping views, in a combination of the dramatic and peaceful, make this possibly the best long river walk in the UK. It's a perfect mix of river and hill walking, with much of historical interest en route.
Most sections are on reasonably good paths, but there are some steep ups and downs, with narrow and slippery areas.
Classification ... HARD - a high level of walking fitness and stamina is essential.
Day 1, Sat 27th May: Monmouth to Goodrich; 13 miles, 500ft ascent.
Day 2, Sun 28th May: Goodrich to How Capel; 13 miles, 2,200ft ascent.
Day 3, Mon 29th May: How Capel to Byford; 13 miles, 700ft ascent.
Day 4, Wed 31st May: Byford to Hay on Wye; 13 miles, 800ft ascent.
Day 5, Thurs 1st June: Hay on Wye to Erwood; 14 miles, 400 ft ascent.
Day 6, Fri 2nd June: Erwood to Builth Wells; 8 miles, 1,500 ft ascent.
Booking is essential, and can only be taken for the entire walk, at a cost of £120 comprising transport and booking fee.
Our dedicated coach leaves Malvern Link Top free car park (SO 774470, WR14 1PD) returning to Malvern by approx. 7.30 pm on Days 1-5, and around 5pm on Day 6.
Some long coach journeys of up to 1½ hrs.
There are occasional cafes and pubs on some stages, but please bring refreshments and plenty of water for the entire day.
Waterproofs are essential
Length: 15+ / Challenge
Meet: Malvern Link Top free car park
Grid reference: SO 774470
Post Code: WR14 1PD
Departure and return by coach each day. ETA Malvern 1900 hrs daily; 1700 hrs on last day.
Walk Leader: Bob Baldwin and Lyndon Bracewell (HF Holidays)