Geo-Trips :: Wye Valley Walk (3) - Pont Marteg to Glyn Bridge

Wye Valley Walk

A walk from Pont Marteg, Fri, 20 Apr 2012 by David Purchase

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Between 2011 and 2015 a group of four walkers completed the Wye Valley Walk, from the source on Plynlimon (Pumlumon) to the sea at Chepstow. The first part of the walk was done in sets of (typically) three-day trips, but as we got near the end they became day trips from Bristol.

It was perhaps unsurprising that the initial stages, near the source, were in the mountains. More of a surprise was that the final legs were high above the river - we christened it 'The Wye Hilly Walk'.

My Geograph objective was to get a continuous chain of photos, with no diagonals, from source to sea. I believe that I achieved this, but if you disagree please let me know.

Leg 3 went up into the hills again before descending to Rhayader and a flat stretch to Glyn Bridge. It was 10 km long, with 250 m of ascent.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SN9671 : Afon Marteg by David Purchase
Afon Marteg
Seen from the Wye Valley Walk.

SN9670 : The Wye Valley Walk near Tynshimley by David Purchase
The Wye Valley Walk near Tynshimley
As will be clear from this photo, the Wye Valley Walk does not always stick to the... more

SN9770 : A plantation near Tynshimley by David Purchase
A plantation near Tynshimley
Seen from the Wye Valley Walk

SN9769 : Middle Nant-serth Wood by David Purchase
Middle Nant-serth Wood

SN9669 : Cefnfaes Hall Farmhouse by David Purchase
Cefnfaes Hall Farmhouse

SN9768 : Approaching Rhayader on the Wye Valley Walk by David Purchase
Approaching Rhayader on the Wye Valley Walk
The Wye Valley Walk, if going downstream, left the river about 5km ago (at Pont... more

SN9667 : St Bride's church, Rhayader by David Purchase
St Bride's church, Rhayader

SN9668 : St Clement's church, Rhayader by David Purchase
St Clement's church, Rhayader

SN9767 : South Street, Rhayader by David Purchase
South Street, Rhayader
The main roads converging on Rhayader meet at a crossroads in the centre of the... more

SN9666 : Fields north of Glan-Elan farm by David Purchase
Fields north of Glan-Elan farm

SN9665 : Glyn Bridge by David Purchase
Glyn Bridge
This footbridge across Afon Elan, just before it joins Afon Gwy (the River Wye),... more

SN9665 : Glyn Bridge by David Purchase
Glyn Bridge
This footbridge across Afon Elan, just before it joins Afon Gwy (the River Wye),... more

SN9665 : Glyn Farm by David Purchase
Glyn Farm

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