Wye Valley walk: Coleford/ Lower Redbrook

The Wye Valley always seems to be deserted when I walk there. Today we did see a small group – the sort of people I associate with the long-established Ramblers group: hardy, well-equipped, appropriately addressed, senior and led by a cheerful, never-say-die leader!

We walked this section of the beautiful Wye Valley starting at the attractive Coleford and headed for Lower Redbrook. There’s a sturdy industrial-era bridge that straddles England and Wales, which are separated by the River Wye at Lower Redbrook.

We probably did this walk in the reverse order: descending the valley first then ascending to finish. If you’re going to do it, start at Lower Redbrook and get your climbing in first. Then you’ll have a sharp descent to the finish and there’s a nice pub waiting for you on the other side of the bridge!

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