To celebrate our tenth anniversary in 2003, we put our favourite walks into a book, Lower Wye Rambles.

The idea was to encourage people to explore, and discover, the delights of the Lower Wye Valley. Most of the walks take about half a day, though some do need a full day.

The book is now in its fifth printing and to date we have sold over 8000 copies.

The profits from the booklet are used to improve the local footpath network. We have already given over £5000 to County Rights of Way departments and Wildlife Trusts to replace stiles, gates and footbridges. We hope to continue to do more in the future.

The new edition of the booklet contains several improvements that will make it an essential companion for anybody planning to walk in the area. Hand-drawn routes have been replaced with Ordnance Survey map extracts. Also, each walk now has a schematic diagram showing ascents and descents and helpful gradings that indicate the level of difficulty of the walk.

Lower Wye Rambles with 16 walks in this beautiful area is only £4.80 plus 75p towards the cost of postage and packaging, giving a total payable of £5.55 from:

Jackie Olding, Ambleside, Newport Road, Magor, NP26 3BZ

or email Jackie at

Please make your cheque payable to RA – Lower Wye Group.