Guide: Pathfinder Guides Wye Valley & Forest Of Dean Walks
£12.99Pathfinder Guides are the perfect companion for walking the highways, byways, hills, moors and coastline of the British Isles. Each title includes at least 30 Ordnance Survey maps and around 40 specially commissioned photographs, featuring circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, all tried and tested by seasoned walkers. The routes range from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, so there is something for everyone.
Large scale Ordnance Survey mapping
GPS waypoint references
Background details of each area
Details of refreshment stops and parking
Walking safety advice
Information on Walkers and the Law
The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean are linked both by geography and by history - the forest forms the eastern rim of the valley for much of the Wye's lower reaches, and they share a common heritage as a border between England and Wales.
The imposing ruins of medieval castles in the area are a striking reminder of ancient warfare in the area.
Pathfinder Guides 'Wye Valley & the Forest of Dean Walks' guide book focuses on the middle and lower sections of the Wye Valley, roughly where the river leaves its upper reaches in mid-Wales to enter Herefordshire.
Hay-on-Wye, Hereford and the walled town of Chepstow are also covered, as is the classic view over the winding Wye Valley from Symonds Yat.