In addition to these well-known walking routes there are also a number of public footpaths that criss-cross the woodland and pastures that surround the cottage. These lesser travelled routes allow visitors to wander off the beaten track and discover some of the area’s real beauty spots, the wildlife and evidence of the area’s rich cultural and industrial heritage – some of the gems which led to the Wye Valley ‘s designation as one of the most outstanding areas of countryside in the UK.
One of our favourite walks from Spring cottage is to Tintern via the Old Station and returning via the Offa’s Dyke Path (2 hours). This walk takes in the best of the local area – riverside pastures, ancient forest and great views over the valley and Tintern Abbey.
The neighbouring Forest of Dean also has some fine walks exploring some of England’s most unspoilt indigenous forest.
We provide a selection of maps and walking guides at Spring Cottage for the use of guests and are happy to recommend other walks. It is also worth looking at this blog, written by a Brockweir inhabitant that is a very useful resource for walks in the immediate area.