Walking is possibly the most popular activity undertaken by visitors to the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. However, whilst there are quite a few books listing walks, they are usually aimed at the keen walker. They tend to be quite long and can involve steep climbs, particularly those in the Wye Valley and often stiles which the older walker can find difficult.
The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association has just published a free booklet of 12 easy walks designed specifically for:
- Older Walkers
- The Less Able
- Young Families
- Inexperienced Walkers
Easy Walks gives you a gentle introduction to the region. These 12 circular walks are intended as manageable strolls for anyone who wants to spend a short time walking without a great deal of effort. You will not need specialised clothing or state-ofthe-art GPS’s. You will not be expected to do acrobatics, leaping over stile after stile. You will not have to scramble up rough, steep inclines to see glorious views. The walks are mainly on clearly defined, wellworn paths, tracks and lanes which should be easy to locate. There are sketched route maps indicating the starting points, car parks, gates, as well as features of interest. The Ordnance Survey Map Grid Reference of the start is included with each map. The distance is made clear, allowing you to judge whether this walk is suitable for you. Some of the walks have optional shortcuts. We have indicated points of historic and natural interest, as well as stunning viewpoints.
The complete booklet or individual walks can be downloaded from our website.