Day Walks

Tintern Abbey and the Wye Valley

Date

Saturday 10th July 2021

Gather

11.00 a.m.

Return

4.30 p.m.

Starting Point

Tintern Abbey visitor centre car park

Description

We gather at historic Tintern Abbey before setting out in the spirit of pilgrimage to explore this lovely part of the Wye Valley.

The Walk at six miles is of medium length with moderate terrain involving some rocky sections which can be slippery underfoot if it's wet.

Along the way we shall walk bits of Offa's Dyke, visit the lovely, whitewashed Moravian Chapel on the banks of the Wye at Brockweir and have lunch in an enchanting hollow with an ancient tree at its centre. Frost, wind and rain have eroded the lighter ground around the Yew tree over many years, leaving the tree alone and supported by a pile of boulders, with roots protruding between strata - an amazing sight!

Please bring a packed lunch.

We'll pause every so often to listen to a short reflection and for a while we'll walk without talking, simply drinking in the atmosphere of this most beautiful place.

God speaking
The man whispered,
"God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang.
But, the man did not hear.
So, the man yelled,
"God speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky.
But, the man did not listen.
The man looked around and said,
"God let me see you" and a star shined brightly.
But, the man did not see.
And the man shouted,
"God show me a miracle" and a life was born.
But, the man did not notice.
So the man cried out in despair,
"Touch me God, and let me know you're here" whereupon God reached down
and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

(Author unknown)


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Contact

Walk leaders: David Gleed (07896 285839) and David Heathcote
For more information please contact: info@journeying.co.uk