Tidenham Chase

Visitor information

Walk along Offa's Dyke and explore the Devil's pulpit from Tidenham Chase, near Chepstow

Managed in partnership with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust as a heathland restoration project, Tidenham Chase offers great walks and stunning views. 

From the car park follow sign posts to Offa's Dyke, the historic border between England and Wales, named after the Anglo-Saxon king who supposedly ordered it to be built. Also explore the Devil's pulpit, a scenic viewpoint with views of Tintern Abbey.

At a glance

  • Walks to Offa's Dyke, the historic landmark

  • Walks to the Devil's pulpit, a stunning viewpoint

  • Walking routes

  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Walking paths at Tidenham Chase will take you to both Offa's Dyke, the ancient border between Wales and England, and the Devil's pulpit, a stunning viewpoint in the setting of the Wye Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Nearby forests

Pied-Flycatcher in tree

Made up of a beautiful mature oak woodland, Nagshead Nature Reserve plays host to a variety of bird species, making it the perfect day out for any wildlife enthusiasts throughout the year. See if you can spot pied flycatchers in the spring, woodpeckers in summer, nuthatches in autumn and goshawks over winter! 

Leaves against blue sky

Darkhill Ironworks, and the neighbouring Titanic Steelworks, are internationally important industrial remains associated with the development of the iron and steel industries. The world's first tungsten steel were produced here, with the ironworks dating back to 1811 and the brickworks being established some time before 1818. The complex of tramway, brickworks and ironworks lie on a series of terraces above one another on the hillside, resulting in a fascinating landscape to visit.

The Roll of Honour Sculpture at New Fancy, Forest of Dean

Formerly the site of the New Fancy coal mine, come and see the spectacular views that the old spoil heap now provides. The viewpoint is an ideal place to watch birds of prey soaring above the woodland.

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The site was originally home to the Severn and Wye Railway, which was constructed to allow exploitation of the mineral resources of the Forest of Dean.

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