Coed y Cerrig National Nature Reserve, near Abergavenny
Small woodland with accessible boardwalk
Beacons View car park is the starting point for a couple of walks through the peaceful woodland of Beacon Hill.
Both walks pass through recovering heathland where open areas were cleared of pine trees to allow the heather to return.
There are viewpoints along the way to enjoy far-reaching views over the Wye Valley and the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park.
The walking trails are waymarked from start to finish.
Look out for the information panel at the start of the trails.
Find out about walking trail grades.
Discover the return of an ancient landscape on this gentle walk through areas of recovering heathland.
Enjoy the views towards the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park at the viewpoint.
Enjoy woodland and heathland on this mainly level circular walk.
It goes past the viewpoint on the Beacon Bimble and then follows part of the Wye Valley Walk through an avenue of huge Scots Pine trees to the Duchess Ride viewpoint.
The Wye Valley Walk passes through Beacon Hill woodland.
This is a 136 mile long distance walk along the River Wye between Chepstow and Hafren Forest.
You can join the Wye Valley Walk from the Duchess Ride Ramble - look out for the waymarkers.
Find out more about the Wye Valley Walk on the Wye Valley Walk website.
The woodlands of the lower Wye Valley are some of the most beautiful in Britain.
The breath-taking natural scenery here has enthralled visitors for centuries, including painters and poets from Turner to Wordsworth.
Historic viewpoints offer spectacular views across the Wye gorge and river, across to the Bristol Channel and the Severn Bridges.
Every season brings something special; bluebells in spring, lush summer leaves, fantastic autumn colour, and the beauty of winter tree silhouettes.
There are walking trails in three of our other woodlands in the Wye Valley Manor Wood, Whitestone and Wyndcliff.
The Wye Valley woodlands are situated in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The AONB is an internationally important protected landscape straddling the border between England and Wales.
It surrounds a 58 mile stretch of the River Wye which is recognised for its spectacular gorge scenery, ravine woodlands and farmland.
The Wye Valley woodlands form part of the National Forest for Wales.
The National Forest will:
In time it will form a connected ecological network running throughout Wales, bringing social, economic and environmental benefits.
For more information about the National Forest for Wales go to the Welsh Government website.
Beacons View is 6 miles south of Monmouth.
It is in the county of Monmouthshire.
Beacons View is on Ordnance Survey (OS) Explorer map OL 14.
The OS grid reference is SO 510 053.
Follow the A466 from Chepstow towards Tintern.
Follow signs for Catbrook at the junction adjacent to the Wye Valley Hotel in Tintern.
After 2½ miles, turn left at the T-junction opposite Whitestone car park.
Take the third turning on the right, opposite Beacon Lodge, and Beacons View car park is on the right after ¼ mile.
For details of public transport go to the Traveline Cymru website.
The nearest mainline railway station is in Chepstow.
Car parking is free of charge.
There are no staff at this location.
Contact our customer team for general enquiries during office hours, Monday to Friday.