Last weekend we went for an autumn walk in Tintern. Well, a walk and it is Autumn.
At this time of year nature is stunning and the Wye Valley is one of the best places to experience it in all it’s glory.
So a short drive over the ‘old’ Severn Bridge from Bristol and we were in Tintern.
We had limited time so Tintern Abbey was a great place to park and walk. We didn’t bother to go into Tintern Abbey itself. Unless you’re really interested in the ruins you get a good view from the other side of the wall.
The Wye Valley Walk is 136 miles in total, starting at Chepstow and finishing in Plynlimon, Mid Wales. Plynlimon is the source of the River Wye. Apparently you need about 10 days to complete the whole route. Shades of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage we saw when we were in Northern Spain in the summer – but significantly less crowded!
Sadly, Tintern Ironworks Bridge was closed for restoration which meant we couldn’t cross the Wye River, but we ambled along the Wye for a couple of miles enjoying the river views.
On the way back we stopped at The Wild Hare for pizza. Yum! Really fresh, tasty pizza cooked in their stone pizza oven. The staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome. The Wild Hare was previously The Old George and has been refitted and rebranded. It looks like they’ve done a good job. So we will definitely be back sometime soon. Maybe for a Sunday walk along the river and a roast to finish!
Some photos: The Wild Hare & the River Wye from Tintern