Mallards Pike

Mallards Pike, New Fancy and the Speech House circular walk of 5 1/2 miles.

A photo from the top of New Fancy Viewpoint
A guide with guests at New Fancy Viewpoint

Our Mallards Pike guided walk is an 8.5 Km circular walk from Mallards Pike. We take in some old mine sites, New Fancy with it’s Viewpoint, Miner’s Memorial and the unique Geomap. The New fancy Viewpoint is a great place to see Goshawk and Wild Boar have been seen from here. We’ll also see the little known Speech House Lake and take a stroll up Spruce Ride as visitors have done for over 100 years.
Parts of this walk can get muddy so please bring suitable footwear.

The Cannop Valley

A circular walk from the popular visitor centre at Beechenhurst.

A photo of a guide at Phoenix colliery in the Cannop Valley
One of our guides at Phoenix Colliery – a ‘mothballed’ freemine on our Cannop Valley walk

On our Cannop guided walk we’ll take you on a 7 Km circular walk from Beechenhurst Lodge (on the B4226). You’ll see a working stoneworks, a working freemine and a working quarry. You’ll also see forests, ponds, great views and plenty of evidence of the industrial past of the Forest of Dean

Redbrook, Monmouth and the Kymin

A circular guided walk starting from Redbrook to The Kymin and Monmouth using Offa’s Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk.

A photo of two bridges over the river Wye at Monmouth
Bridges over the river Wye at Monmouth

A circular guided walk starting from Redbrook to The Kymin and Monmouth using Offa’s Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk. The walk starts with a modest uphill section from Redbrook but afterwards is generally level or downhill. There are spectacular views of the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. The Kymin, owned by the National Trust gives good views West over Monmouth to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Admire the Naval Temple and the Roundhouse where the well-to-do gentlemen of Monmouth dined and Nelson, our best-known naval hero, took lunch. The walk descends from the Kymin through woodlands into the historic market town of Monmouth with toilets, cafes and pubs. The return to Redbrook shadows the route of the ‘Wye Tour’ down the Wye Valley from Monmouth.
This moderate walk, mainly on good paths and tracks, is about 11 km long.

Noxon Park-Clearwell-Oakwood Valley

A photo of Bream village looking across the oakwood valley.
A photo of Bream village as seen from our walk

A guided walk along the Iron Ore outcrop through the beautiful woods of Noxon Park. See ancient ‘Scowles’ and remains of old Iron Mines. Find out why George Wyrall wrote in 1780 “There are, deep in the earth, vast caverns scooped out by men’s hands, and as large as the aisles of churches; and on its surface are extensive labyrinths …”. Visit Clearwell with it’s ‘castle’, it’s Well and ancient Preaching Cross. Take lunch at the local pub or the cafe at Clearwell Caves. Go undergroud at the Caves if you dare – scenes for a recent Dr Who episode ‘Fires of Pompei’ were filmed down there (admission cost to visit the caves). The return journey brings us back over the coal measures. We’ll walk past the ‘Gattock Stone’ and through more beautiful woodland to the Oakwood Valley where the industrial heritage will be pointed out.
This walk is around 14 Km in length, includes sections in woodland and fields and short road sections. Strong shoes must be worn.