We are more than happy to reply to specific questions. We can also contact Sustrans on behalf of the local community.

We are always looking for volunteers to help with this campaign, please let us know if you would like to get more involved.

Who are we?

Local people who would love to be able to use the railway path

We are a voluntary group of people who live in and love the beauty of the Wye Valley. We are not affiliated to any other group except Monmouthshire Greenweb. Our aim is to provide support for the creation of safe and environmentally aware transport links between communities in the Wye Valley for use by walkers, cyclists and people with disabilities.

At the current time we are particularly focused on the creation of a shared-use path between Chepstow and Tintern and Brockweir, along the route of the old railway.

To our great disappointment and despite overwhelming support, in June 2008 a planning application to create a shared-use path between Chepstow and Tintern and Brockweir was rejected by the Forest of Dean planning committee. Sustrans, the applicants, following our encouragement, are amending their plans and will be submitting another planning application shortly.

We are a co-coordinating voice for local support for this project. We seek to inform residents of the Wye Valley of the opportunity that is being presented to them and encourage them to lend their active support.

We passionately believe the Railway Path will be a tremendous asset for the whole community, achieved without detriment to the environment.

See below for details of individual members:

Paul Christie - Tintern

David Rooke - Hewelsfield

Rob Barker - Tintern
Event Manager

Jeremy Cowen - Tutshill
Press Officer

Dick Finch - Chepstow
Committee Member

Lou Summers - St Arvans
Committee Member

Andrew Littledale - Tutshill
Committee Member and responsible for the website

I believe that this is an opportunity to create a non-vehicle friendly route to Chepstow which will enhance the lives of our children. This proposed path will give them an opportunity to get on their bikes and ride safely and easily down to Chepstow, enjoying the countryside they are so fortunate to live in. Brockweir sits on Offas Dyke, and has a nice country pub and now a pretty decent village shop selling coffee and teas etc, so we are by no means immune from tourists, walkers etc. Without this extra money coming in, these two remaining services would suffer and potentially be lost.

Marcus Neale
Brockweir resident