The Angidy valley

Woodland walking and industrial heritage on a walk with several options for short-cuts.

Technical sheet
No. 18297496
A Tintern walk posted on 06/01/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 06/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 3.82mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 397ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 400ft
Highest point Highest point : 407ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 26ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Tintern
Starting point Starting point : N 51.698091° / W 2.678344°
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(D/A) From the front door of the Anchor Inn, turn left and then left again along a drive between pub and river. Follow the riverside path beyond, past a couple of cottages to a road, which you follow out to the A466. Cross the main road and head up Forge Road opposite.

(1) Ignore a footpath to Chapel Hill Road on the left. When the lane bends left, take an ascending driveway on the left, with a footpath sign to Penterry Church. The drive swings left and right to a cream-painted cottage.

(2) Follow the path straight ahead beyond the cottage entrance, which soon joins a rocky streambed, and accompanies it uphill. Stream and path pass under a plank bridge, after which the path turns right between fern clad walls.

When you emerge onto a grass-grown driveway, turn right then immediately left onto a path to the left of a wall that separates it from another driveway. When the wall ends, join the driveway and carry on.

(3) Beyond another entrance from the right, the driveway joins a forest road; turn right, downhill. When you reach a metalled lane, turn left (uphill). After 100 yards or so, leave the road on a signposted footpath to the right. This drops pleasantly through beechwoods until it meets a level path at an oblique junction.

Cross over and descend to emerge by a bench and dam.

(4) Turn left and walk alongside the pond to its head, where you swing right over a footbridge and follow the stream out to a road. Turn left for a few steps, then right into the car park of the Abbey Tintern Furnace.

Follow the footpath past the furnace remains that continues beyond the ruins parallel to the stream, before climbing up steps to the road.

(5) Turn right (signposted Raglan) and cross the stream below the pond, following the road round to the left.

At a junction, turn left (signposted The Fedw). Pass a farmhouse, then turn left over the stream, and left again at the entrance to Cross Farm.

Follow the road downstream back to the pond. At the junction turn right (signposted Tintern) and follow the road back to Abbey Tintern Furnace and beyond, crossing the stream.

(6) Beyond Furnace Farm, turn right onto a footpath that crosses a footbridge over the outlet of the lower pond. Beyond a bench, turn left and left again to drop down to a path alongside the stream below the weir.

Follow the path downstream until it merges with another path and continues down the valley. Ignore a turning on the left, staying on the right bank of the stream. The path eventually descends around a garden to emerge in a narrow lane.

(7) Turn left then, just before the road junction, right onto a footpath behind a white-painted house and below a breeze-block wall. Follow the path between houses and along the stream until it swings right, back to the road.

Turn left and walk down to a road junction. Turn right here, and walk back into Tintern, shortly passing the Lower Wireworks car park. At the main road, cross over into the no-through road opposite and bear right past the old chapel, retracing your steps back to the Anchor. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 30ft - The Anchor Inn
1 : mi 0.29 - alt. 102ft - Cream-painted cottage
2 : mi 0.39 - alt. 226ft - Plank bridge
3 : mi 0.68 - alt. 361ft - Beechwoods
4 : mi 1.26 - alt. 240ft - Pond
5 : mi 1.71 - alt. 299ft - Abbey Tintern Furnace
6 : mi 2.6 - alt. 230ft - Furnace Farm
7 : mi 3.02 - alt. 171ft - Breeze-block wall
D/A : mi 3.82 - alt. 30ft - The Anchor Inn

Useful Information

One short climb, and mud may be encountered.

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The Anchor Inn
Chapel Hill, Tintern,
Monmouthshire NP16 6TE
Tel 01291 689582

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During the walk or to do/see around

The Anchor Inn is situated alongside the River Wye, with the stunning backdrop of Tintern Abbey. This historic inn, set in extensive grounds, dates back to the 12th century and was originally a cider mill and grain store for the abbey.
Additions to these two buildings were constructed in the 19th century to house the kitchen.
Our menus offer a cuisine of excellent local produce along with a range of locally brewed ales, beers and ciders. We welcome chil- dren who have their own play area in a section of our beautiful garden. Walkers and their dogs are also welcome. There is com- plimentary WiFi for those who want to browse the internet over their morning coffee.

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