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Lancaut and Wintours Leap

Surrounded by cliffs, with views over the River Wye it is a truly memorable spot

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Chepstow


These two viewpoints are close together just North of Chepstow on the Gloucestershire side of the River Wye.

The Lancaut peninsular, near Chepstow, is within the Lancaut Nature Reserve, which is owned by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Surrounded by cliffs, with views over the river and to Wintour’s Leap  it is a truly memorable spot.  Lancaut is a deserted village but little remains except the roofless church of St James.

Wintour’s Leap viewpoint is a mile or so to the west of Tidenham. Sir John Wintour is alleged to have galloped over the top of these precipitous cliffs in 1642 in a bid to escape from the Parliamentarians during the Civil War. The site is best accessed from Llancaut  or on the Wye Valley Walk , as roadside parking is difficult. 



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NP16 7JB
O/S Ref: ST 5396 to 5496

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