Chepstow to Tintern
A description of the route
The path will follow the disused 19th Century Wye Valley Railway line, providing a safe and environmentally sustainable means for connecting the lower Wye Valley communities.
Suitable for families, walkers, cyclists, runners and people with disabilities, the Railway Path will pass through the Tidenham tunnel before following the eastern bank of the river Wye to Tintern where a spectacular new bridge will re-establish the route to Tintern Old Station on the opposite bank before continuing to Brockweir bridge.
Users will be able to move sensitively about the valley away from the notoriously dangerous A466 and B4228, while enjoying the spectacular scenery.
The Railway Path will promote healthy exercise for all and enhance trade for numerous local businesses at both ends of the route.
The Railway Path is one of 79 projects nationwide that will benefit from a share of £50 million of Big Lottery Fund money awarded to the Sustrans Connect2 project, after a public vote in December 2007 demonstrated overwhelming public demand for establishing sustainable links between local communities.