Revealing Tintern's history

PUBLISHED: 12:07 03 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:08 03 April 2014

Looking out at Tintern.

Looking out at Tintern.


The Wye Valley area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is supporting the Chepstow Walking Festival by organising a walk on Sunday April 13 to reveal the history, heritage and work funded by the Wye Valley AONB Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

Sarah Sawyer, Community Officer for the AONB, will be leading the 3 mile walk to various historic sites around Tintern where local people will tell stories which reveal the characters and activities that shaped this much admired landscape. As well as visiting two churches and several river slipways the walk will take in some beautiful woodland. During the walk there are two steep climbs and one steep ascent but no stiles to negotiate. It is essential to book for this popular walk through the Chepstow Tourist Information Centre and for further information visit the Chepstow Walkers Are Welcome site

The Wye Valley AONB will also be supporting a range and variety of walks and talks throughout the Wye Valley River Festival which again has been received funding from the Wye Valley SDF. This festival will be flowing through communities from Hereford to Chepstow from Saturday May 3 through to Sunday May 18. This new event will have everything for all types of walkers with experts celebrating nature, culture, landscape and life along the River Wye. For further information on the Wye Valley River Festival, visit:

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