Cleddon waterfall walk

Including Cleddon Falls.

Ability requirements (key)


From Cardiff, take the M4 to junction 23, then exit onto the M48. Exit at junction 2, and follow the A466 through Chepstow and into the Wye Valley. The route starts in Llandogo. There are a few places to park in the village, such as by the post boxes, or at the village shops by the A466. SO 5265 0416. Failing that, try the back road heading up beside the shops.


Head to the southern end of the village (the Chepstow end), along the A466. Soon after passing a phone box, take some steps leading up to the right on the far side of a house. These reach a back lane. Continue along more steps to the left. Cross another lane, and continue up the steps, which eventually swing a little to the left, and join another lane. Turn right, and follow the lane for a short distance. Take the first signposted path leading up on the left, and continue the rest of the climb through the woodlands.

The path gets muddier and swings right, then left, then right again, to join another path. Follow it to the right, to reach a dirt track at Cleddon. Turn right at the junctions of the track, and you will soon encounter the stream. (The second track junction is with the Wye Valley Walk, which can be used to extend the route, or get some better views of the meandering Wye Valley.) Turn right just after the stream, onto the path that runs down its side, which soon passes over Cleddon Falls.

The path zigzags to lose height, eventually reaching a ford over Cleddon Shoots, the steeply descending stream below the falls. Soon afterwards, it joins a lane. Take the path to the left, join another lane, and repeat this to end up on a lane with a post box. Follow it down past the post box, to cross the stream for the last time, and end up back at the shops in Llandogo.

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