Tintern Abbey and the Wye Valley
Saturday 13th April 2019
When do people long to go on pilgrimage? In April says Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales.
With spring in the air, we gather at historic Tintern Abbey before setting out in a spirit of pilgrimage to explore this lovely part of the Wye Valley immortalised by Wordsworth's poem that showed the importance of nature to Christianity in the Romantic movement of the early nineteenth century. Along the way, we'll walk part of Offa's Dyke, discover Brockweir village with its whitewashed Moravian Chapel on the banks of the river and walk up into the green pastures beyond.
The Walk at seven miles is of medium length with moderate terrain involving some rocky section which can be slippy underfoot if it's wet. Bring a packed lunch. We will end the day back at Tintern with a cup of tea or coffee at one of the lovely tea rooms close to the Abbey.
Walk leaders: David Gleed (07896 285839) and Iain Tweedale