Walking Wales: the Art Lover’s Guide to Wye Valley Way 2016 ISBN: 978-0-9926100-3-6 - Walks in Wales, Book Publishing Online

This is the first in a Series of 3 guides on Walking Wales, each with a different location that is ideal for long-distance walking. They are beautifully presented books including images of the places of interest along the way, both modern photographs and illustrations from the digital collection of paintings, prints and photographs in the National Library of Wales collections.

“This was a fantastic opportunity to take part in a project with the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, having permission to use hundreds of their images of scenes along these routes dating from the 1700s. It is incredible how different some of the sites are now, but also how some of them seem to have changed at all!”

The Wye Valley Way is 136 miles long, stretching from Chepstow near the Welsh borders up through Ross on Wye, Monmouth, straying into Herefordshire, then back up through Rhayader, Llangurig to the source of the River Wye at Plynlimon.

Although it takes you along the route in some detail, it is clearly not the book you drag around with you on the walk itself! There is an excellent detailed route guide already [www.wyevalleywalk.org ] that you do take along, and you can have a “Passport” stamped along the way to prove you did it. Our focus is on the special landmarks and scenery that have been favourites with artists for centuries, making sure you do not miss any of them if you decide to walk the route yourself.

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Walking Wales: the Art Lover’s Guide to Llangollen Canal and Brecon-Monmouth Canal 2018 ISBN: 978-0-9926100-5-0

The second book in the series, due for publication early 2018, takes a similar approach to the Wye Valley Way, incorporating old and new illustrations of the wonderful canal-side towpaths here in Wales. The two canals are described, and practical details about planning the walks and booking accommodation along the way are an invaluable source of guidance – note that there are few places to actually stay overnight alongside the canal as it is assumed you are on a boat to sleep! This generally means an extra couple of miles at the beginning and end of each day’s walk.

Walking Wales: the Art Lover’s Guide to the Severn Way 2017 ISBN: 978-0-9926100-7-4

The third book in the series, due for publication in 2018, follows the River Severn from its source high up in the mountains of Wales, into England and down to the Severn Estuary. More of this route is easier walking alongside the river rather than from higher up the valley sides (such as the Wye Valley Way where you only briefly see the river far below sometimes!).

There are more options for overnight stays along the Severn Way, so planning the walk is easier.

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About Dr Jacqueline Jeynes B.Ed(Hons), BA(Hons) Creative Arts, MBA, PhD

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