River wye from above in South Wales
River wye from above in South Wales

Monmouthshire - Peregrine Cycle Path

A fantastic family-friendly cycle trail

The Peregrine Path is a fantastic family cycle route that straddles the border between England and Wales. It traces the river Wye and then follows an old railway line for 10km from Hadnock road.

It’s a great 5-mile ride for all ages.

Following this trail makes you feel as though you've entered the pages of a children's storybook as you wind alongside the River Wye, through the Wye Gorge, past Symonds Yat East and on past The Kymin, a popular picnic spot with panoramic views across Wales.

Slightly off the beaten track at The Doward, you can visit King Arthur's Cave, said to have been inhabited by humans in Palaeolithic times. Flint tools and the remains of a woolly mammoth have been found nearby. Now the cave is home to numerous insects, bats and other animals.

The route is part of Route 423 of the National Cycle Network and a great way to cross the border between England and Wales on a bike. It runs for about 5 miles on a reasonable flat path.