Wye Valley Walk

Trekking the Wye Valley Walk

New for 2016, Wales Walking Holidays are offering packages along the amazing Wye Valley Walk, a 136 mile (218 km) long distance footpath which follows the splendid River Wye from its source near Plynlimon in mid Wales, to its mouth as it joins the Severn Estuary near Chepstow, Monmouthshire.

A moderate walk,  it takes you through  five counties as it meanders through the hills, mountains and open moorland of Powys, the farming countryside and apple orchards of Herefordshire and the densely wooded forests and ravines of Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean.

Considered one of the best rivers for salmon fishing in the UK, ensuring  sightings  of herons, kingfishers and otters along the trail.  You will also encounter red kites in the area around Rhayader as well as peregrine falcons around Yat Rock.  The Wye and its banks are also designated as a Site of Special Scientific interest (SSSI).

With connections to Wordsworth, Turner, Coleridge and Thackeray, the walk passes through market towns like Rhayader, Builth Wells, Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and  Chepstow.  Hay-on-Wye, the "book capital", the city of Hereford and the Mappa Mundi  and Tintern Abbey are all on this fascinating walk.

Walking holidays on The Wye Valley Walk

Wales Walking Holidays offer self-led walking holidays along the Wye Valley Walk in either direction, North to South, Rhyd-y-bennwch to Chepstow or South to North, Chepstow to Rhyd-y-bennwch.  You are assured a personal and professional service.  Our packages include accommodations (bed and breakfast in walker friendly comfortable establishments), door to door luggage transfers, maps,  guide books and our back up service.  Packed lunches and evening meals can also be organised if desired. 

The Wye Valley Walking packages.

The whole trail of 136 miles can be easily completed in about 12 walking days.  Rest days are also available, and we will adapt your package accordingly.  Or if you prefer, you can split the walk into two ending the first leg in  Hay-on-Wye.


13 nights, 12 days walking.
Day 1:  Own arrival to Llanidloes in Mid Wales. First night's accommodation.
Day 2: Transport from Llanidloes to Rhyd-y-Benwch walk to  Llangurig. 12.5 miles (20km)
Day 3: Llangurig to Rhayader. 12 miles (19.3km)
Day 4: Rhayader to Newbridge-on-Wye  9 miles  (14.5 km)
Day 5: Newbridge on Wye to Erwood  14.2 miles(23 km)
Day 6:  Erwood to Hay-on-Wye. 13.7 miles (22 km)
Day 7: Hay-on-Wye to Monnington-on-Wye. 11.5 miles (18.5km)
Day 8: Monnington-on-Wye to Hereford. 11.5 miles (18.5km)
Day 9: Hereford to Fownhope. 6.5 miles (10.5km)
Day 10: Fownhope to Ross-on-Wye. 11.5 miles (18.5km)
Day 11: Ross-on-Wye to Symonds Yat. 12 miles (19.3 km)
Day 12: Symonds Yat to Redbrook-on-Wye. 8.5 miles (13.7km)
Day 13: Redbrook-on-Wye to Chepstow. 14.5 miles (23.3 km)
Day 14: Own departure from Chepstow.

Price: £995 per person (sharing).

Our prices are based on 2 persons sharing a room. For solo walkers walking on their own, there will be an added charge of  £30 per night.  For those walking with others, but wanting a single occupancy, there will be a single supplement charge  of £20 per night.

We can shorten the above package.  For example we can offer 6 nights , 5 days walking for Rhyd-y-benwch to Hay-on-Wye  or 8 nights, 7 days walking for Hay-on-Wye to Chepstow.

If you are interested in other areas of Wales we have many more packages available.

Holiday Highlights

Market towns of Llanidloes and Rhayader
Red kites of  Rhayader area
Builth Wells
Hay-on-Way, "book capital of Britain"
Hereford Cathedral and Mappa Mundi
Market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth
Merbach Hill Viewpoint
Yat Rock Peregrines
Tintern Abbey
Chepstow Castle


Accommodation in en-suite rooms, full Welsh breakfast, luggage transfer, pick up to and from path if accommodation not on the path. Packed lunches and evening meals not included in price, but can be arranged.

Please note: Packages can be tailor made to suit the customers, with longer or shorter mileages per day. Extra days off are also possible.