MonDean Walking Festival

The MonDean Walking Festival, 1 – 9 October, www.walkinginmonmouthshire.org, covers parts of Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean and the web site sets out the walks on offer over the period. Experienced walk leaders will help you to explore the hidden corners and the well loved areas of the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire’s interesting countryside with its history and rolling pastures and the delights of the Forest of Dean. Rambles ranging from 3 – 7/8 miles; longer hikes up to 12 miles; try a canoe and walk from Monmouth via the Kymin to Redbrook and back; walk several peaks of the Black Mountains on a 20+ mile walk; explore the 3 Castles Walk; wander through the Forest of Dean and discover its history and wild life; walk the old railway from Chepstow to Monmouth and learn about its history.