Between the Severn and the Wye

A visitor inspecting the Severn Rail Bridge memorial at Lydney Harbour.
A visitor inspecting the Severn Rail Bridge memorial at Lydney Harbour. Sharpness can be seen at the other side of the Severn.

The Rivers Severn and Wye are two of Britain’s greatest rivers. They both rise on Plynlimon in West Wales but follow different routes until they meet again in the Severn Estuary at Chepstow on the border of Wales and England. Our tour follows the lower stretches of these rivers through Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. Contrast the wide Severn with the steep wooded valleys of the Wye; both are beautiful but so different. The tour includes the historic Georgian town of Newnham on Severn on the great horseshoe bends of the Severn and see Tintern on the banks of the River Wye, perhaps one of the most beautiful settings for a Cistercian Abbey. Between these two rivers lies the Forest of Dean; 35 square miles of secretive, mysterious and majestic woodlands. Learn about the Forest’s past and see the splendour of these ancient woodlands.

Whetstone 25 Club:
“… I have spoken to a number of people who have said how much they enjoyed the tour and they have all asked me to pass on their thanks to you for making the trip both interesting and informative”. (October 2009)