Walking and Rambling in YHA St Briavels Castle

Walking and Rambling around St Briavels Castle

Overview

The hostel is right in the middle Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley so there's lots of fantastic walks from the doorstep. Offa's Dyke path, an ancient border between England and Wales, runs right past the hostel. The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is equally as hidden and unexpected a treasure as St Briavels Castle. 

Hostels nearby

Walking and Rambling around St Briavels Castle

Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6RG

Map references

OS Map: 162

OS Grid Ref: SO558045

Lat/Lng: 51.738112, -2.640796

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Chepstow Walking Festival

Chepstow Walking Festival

Grab your boots and come and join Chepstow Walking Festival that celebrates the beautiful landscape and rich heritage on both sides of the Welsh and English border.

Cycling at YHA St Briavels Castle

Cycling in the Forest of Dean

Hop on your bike and explore the Forest of Dean. Try the Royal Forest Route which takes in a sculpture trail, mines dating back to the 1820's and a virtual lagoon of bluebells in spring!

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Explore this unique and enchanting place, with meandering pathways and fantastic rock formations that inspired JRR Tolkien.

Tintern Abbey

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One of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales. Don't miss the Nave's west window which is currently being restored. Visit the website

Miniature Steam Train

Perrygrove Railway

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Taurus Crafts

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So much to see! local craft workshops, events and shops to inspire your creativity. Throw your own pot or visit the garden retreat.

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Cycling in Wye Valley

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Walking and Rambling in Wye Valley

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Inspire2Adventure

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Watersports in Wye Valley

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