Local Events

Local Events/Places of Interest/Things to do

Walking from the Gatehouse, without getting in the car

Walks directly from the GH

Rural walks straight from the door, across the fields, then either on to the next door golf course (St Pierre, where you can stop for lunch), or down to the Bristol Channel/Severn Estuary (though you do have to go through a field with electrical pylons in), or round the back of Mathern Palace and The Church of St Tewdric. Alternatively, down the drive, and turn left under the motorway and then turn left up the little lane to the local fishponds with huge fields to walk around. Or go through Mathern Village, cross over at Pwllmeyric, and take a 4 hour walk through Mounton and up to the Wye Valley. You can walk (on local roads) to Chepstow Castle.

We are next to a golf course (St Pierre) that you can walk across, fields that you can walk across, and you can walk down to the Bristol Channel/Severn Estuary too, directly from us (though that walk does go underneath some electricity pylons!). There are walks uphill to the Wye valley, (a lovely circular walk that took 4 hours through Mounton). Then there are the fish ponds in the village…..

Walking

Walks in Chepstow (and click on Local Walks to find more). Walks in the Chepstow Town Centre. Within 5 miles there is Offa’s Dyke Path, the Wentwood which is the largest ancient woodland in Wales, the Wye Valley and The Forest Of Dean 12 easy walks in the area in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valleycan be found here.

Things to do locally in Wild Wales

http://www.welshgatehouse.com/wildwales.htm

Every January (see their website for date

Chepstow Wassail & Mari Lwyd
Widders Website Link http://www.thewidders.co.uk/widders_wassail.htm
Also a link to a You Tube film of the Mari Lwyd

Every Sunday

Chepstow Racecourse Market
Open every Sunday 9 – 3pm, free parking.

Open daily

Newhall Farm Shop
at Chepstow Garden Centre brings together local, national, and international foods of the highest quality.
http://www.chepstowgardencentre.co.uk/newhall_farm_shop.htm

Check website for racing calendar

Chepstow Racecourse
Chepstow Racecourse hosts a mixture of 29 Jump and Flat race meetings. The variety of weekend, evening, Bank Holiday and midweek meetings mean that you can enjoy exciting racing action at a time that best suits you and with our popular themed meetings, there really is something for everyone.
http://www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk/

Mathern Mill Fishery

MATHERN MILL FISHERY is within a few hundred yards: open every day 8am – dusk
Costs: Adults £7: Under 16’s £4 : OAP’s £5
Guests have to bring their own equipment ie rods etc. Contact: 07801 513943, Permit: From Fishery

click here for article Angling: Anglers pulling in the carp at Mathern Mill

Great Barnets Wood, Mounton, Shirenewton

A lovely walk – bluebells there sometime between Late april to mid May.http://www.walkingworld.com/results/walksummary.asp?method=thirdpartyid&wlkno=2952

Details of all local walks http://www.walkingworld.com/counties/Monmouthshire.asp

Visit Caerleon

Caerleon was the site of one of Britain’s three permanent Roman Legionary Fortresses and many believe it to be the location of King Arthur’s Camelot. In 830 AD Nennius listed Cair Lion as one of Britain’s 33 cities. Nowadays it’s a thriving town where past and present combine to delight both visitors and residents.
http://www.caerleon.net/

Severn Bore

A curious phenomenon associated with the lower reaches of the Severn is the tidal phenomenon known as the Severn Bore . The river’s estuary , part of the Bristol Channel , has the second largest tidal range in the world which is approximately 15 metres , exceeded only (couple of feet) by the Bay of Fundy in Canada – and at certain combinations of the tides, the rising water is funneled up the estuary into a wave that travels rapidly upstream against the river current.

The bore travels a distance of approximately 25 miles between Awre and Gloucester. Severn Bore enthusiasts even attempt to surf along on the bore wave, which can be 2 m high. Being the onset of the flood tide it is accompanied by a rapid rise in water level which continues for about one and a half hours after the Severn Bore has passed.
http://www.severn-bore.co.uk
U tube video of the Severn Bore http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtUmLLlm7S0

What’s on in Monmouthshire

Information about special events in Monmouthshire
http://www.festivalsinmonmouthshire.co.uk/events/index.html

What’s on in Bristol

Information about special events in Bristol
http://www.whatsonbristol.co.uk/Default.aspx

What’s on in Newport

Information about special events in Newport
http://www.newport.gov.uk/_dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=whatson.month

What’s on in Cardiff

Information about special events in Cardiff
http://www.visitcardiff.com/Whats-on-events-in-Cardiff.html

Chepstow Riverside Walk

A walk around Chepstow town and riverbank
http://www.chepstow.co.uk/Chepstow-Town-Council/Town_Trail_11239.aspx

Chepstow Town Website

Information about Chepstow
http://www.chepstowtowncrier.org.uk/

Mathern Village Website

Information about Mathern
http://www.matherncc.co.uk/village-societies

Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Website

Information on things to do
http://www.wyevalleytourism.co.uk/thingstodo