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Walking Areas South Wye Valley

Wye Valley and Vale of Usk

The Wye Valley and Vale of Usk, on the border between England and Wales, is a beautiful and varied area which attracts walkers from all over Europe.

Most walks take in a water course for some of their length, whether it’s the canal or one of the rivers originating in the Brecon Beacons. This landscape is dense with long distance paths; many walkers pass through on the Offa’s Dyke Path, the north-south traverse of the border country.

Some come to sample the best of the Wye Valley Walk (waymarked with the sign of a leaping salmon). If that sounds too energetic, you can browse a good selection of locally-available leaflets and packs to find walks to suit you, whatever your ability or interest.

Find out more about the Wye Valley and Vale of Usk

Some useful links:



Rolling hills, river and canal banks

National Trails:

Offa's Dyke

Long Distance Walks:

Wye Valley Walk
Usk Valley Walk
Three Castles Walk
Monnow Valley Walk

Tour Operators:

Contours Walking Holidays
Drover Holidays


Ordnance Survey Explorer 13, 14, 152, 167
CCW’s countryside access maps