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Monmouthshire

Disabled Access, Wheelchair walks, Easy Access, Access for All, Mobility, Walks on Wheels, Miles without Stiles - whatever the term the following is all about accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of Monmouthshire

Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Caldicot Castle, Caldicot - (Charges) Staff are happy to advise on access prior to or during a visit. A Visitor's Guide to Access is available on request...accessible toliets in the car park ...A RADAR key is available from castle reception during opening hours.

Castle Meadows, Abergavenny - Paths are either tarmac, compacted earth/grass or concrete grids. Some of the paths are shared with a cycle way and run alongside the river.

Chepstow Castle Dell, town and riverside - The walks are on well surfaced town paths and pavements, with an incline of around 1:8 at its steepest through Castle Dell, where there are resting places at the top. Castle Dell walk 1 hour (1 ¼ miles), plus time in Chepstow Riverside Walk 30 minutes (½ mile).

Clydach Ironworks and Picnic Site (Clydach) - A picnic and barbecue area is located in the parking area.

Dewstow Gardens - (Charges) Unfortunately wheelchair access is limited due to the nature of the grottoes. Disabled toilets are available in the tea room.also see www.dewstow.co.uk

Gilwern Wharf Picnic site - There is a tarmac path to a viewing point which is 470 metres to the west with views across woodland, fields, the Sugar Loaf and the Black Mountains.

Goytre Hall Wood (Penperlleni) - There are seats and picnic tables next to the car park. A 200 metre long stone-dust path leads from the car park to a pedestrian gate at the boundary hedge. A rough track leads from the gate to the canal centre at Goytre Wharf, 400 metres away. This track can be muddy during the winter and after rain.

Llanfoist - Govilon Line - The initial 5km mile stage from Llanfoist to just south–west of Gilwern is surfaced with tarmac. Information boards can be found along the route.

monmouthshire & brecon canal access for all - Details of 7 sections along the canal.

Old Station Tintern and riverside - Distance and time Various options; the shortest walk is 1.2 km (30 minutes), the longest walk is 4km there and back (1.5 hours).

Old Station, Tintern - The site is fully accessible to wheelchair users The Old Station can also provide a motorised scooter to assist mobility.

Three walks at Monmouth - A Dixton Church and riverbank 2km (1 hr) . - B Hadnock and Peregrine Path 1.2km (40 minutes) to Hadnock Halt and back, but the walk can easily be extended for up to 5km. - C Monnow Bridge and the two rivers 1.9km (1 hr)

Tintern Abbey and Abbey Mill - 900m, 30 minutes, plus time for refreshments - This is a short barrier free linear walk (450m in each direction) along a gravelled riverside path and tarmac pavements through the village to Abbey Mill.

Whitestone - Allow 20 minutes for the shorter walk on surfaced track, with time to stop at the viewpoints (approx 800m). Allow 45 minutes for the longer route to the top of Cleddon Shoots (approx 2 km). This is a linear walk, with a short walk on well surfaced forest tracks

Wye Valley and Forest of Dean 12 Easy Walks - Download the PDF. It gives details of the walks and general info. For families with pushchairs and the less able.

Wye Valley Easy Access Walks - We have selected 24 Easy Access walks and sites, both on the Wye Valley Walk and close to it. Click on Easy Access Walks pdfs on right for detailed descriptions of each walk.

Country Parks

 

Nature Reserves

Coed y Cerrig Nature Reserve (Llanfihangel Crucorney) - A boardwalk winds its way through the woodland and joins up with compacted earth paths.

Other Useful Links

Chepstow Racecourse - (Charges) All bars, restaurants and hospitality areas have disabled access.  There is also a disabled viewing area in the Premier Stand and disabled toilet facilities in both stands.

Wheely Good Fitness - a provider of wheelchair based exercise and fitness in the Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire areas.