Monmouthshire County Council is to improve signage on the Wye Valley Walk following the receipt of a £3,677 rights of way improvement grant from the Welsh Government. Monmouthshire’s stretch of the scenic route runs from Chepstow via Tintern, Whitebrook and Monmouth, to the English border near Symond’s Yat. In addition, £14,500 is being spent on improving a bridleway near Redbrook and on footpaths in Llanishen, Wolvesnewton and Rogiet. The improvement works include drainage, surfacing and replacing furniture to make the paths more accessible.
Monmouthshire’s Countryside Access Team has also received training to install equipment that indicates the number of walkers who use the county’s regional routes. Electronic sensors detect and record people as they pass fixed points. They hope to involve community groups and volunteers in collecting the data, which will help support grant bids.