Deep Trouble at Monmouthshire Walking Festival

Monmouthshire Walking Festival

22nd June – 1st July 2012
19th – 28th October 2012

The 2012 Monmouthshire Walking Festival starts on Friday 22nd June. They have a great and varied walking programme to suit all types of walker.

The first Monmouthshire Walking Festival in 2012 runs from Friday 22nd June to Sunday 1st July. From the highest point in Monmouthshire, Chwarel y Fan to the new Wales Coastal Path, from high moorland to wooded glades, from secluded countryside to busy market towns, the Monmouthshire Walking Festival has walks to interest and challenge you. If you are looking for local history, flora, fauna, churches, lost villages, hill forts, rivers, castles and gardens, then Monmouthshire Walking Festival has some of the best that Monmouthshire has to offer.

The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow is the start and finish point for the Deep Trouble walk taking place on Saturday 30th June 2012.

Starting at 10am Walk Leaders Clare Scutts and Sue Rawle will be your guides for the day. Starting at the National Diving & Activity Centre you will pick up the Gloucestershire Way and then Offa’s Dyke path as you follow the course of the Lower Wye valley. Diverting via the Lancaut Circular walk you’ll enjoy the woods below the impressive limestone cliffs, an area protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). After you reach the chapel of St. James, you’ll return along the Offa’s Dyke path to once again pick up the Gloucestershire Way and return to the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow.

Deep TroubleDeep Trouble is a crime fiction novel set in a scuba diving club based in the Forest of Dean and the storystarts in the National Diving & Activity Centre near Chepstow. It is unusual in that the crime scene is at the bottom of the sea on a wrecked submarine. There are a number of murderous motives including an illicit love affair, an inheritance and suspects include an irascible drinker and a manipulative philanderer. Sue Rawle is a diver herself but the story is entirely fictional as all her diving buddies in Forest Pirates are lovely people! Sue used to be the Overlooking the Wye Scheme Manager so the walk will also mention a couple of the sites which benefited from conservation works recently.

Sue Rawle will sign copies of her book Deep Trouble at the end of the walk. Alternatively for the intrepid why not try The Wire – the longest zip wire in the country which operates at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow!

Start & finish point

National Diving & Activity Centre
NP16 7LH

(ST 555954)

The National Diving & Activity Centre is located 1.2 miles east of Chepstow on the A48.

Location Map for NDAC>


Walk Leaders

Clare Scutts and Sue Rawle
Date: Saturday 30th June 2012 10:00a.m.




Approx 7 miles

Time to walk

Approx 4.5 hours



One steep descent and ascent. One central section crosses loose boulder scree near the shore, not safe for small children or the unfit.

For your rucksack

A packed lunch or alternatively food and drink can be purchased at the View Cafe Bar at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

  Chepstow Walks


£5 per ticket

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Sponsored by Cotswold Outdoor, Monmouthshire Walking Festival are able to provide a great offer.

Purchase any ticket for the June Walking Festival and you will get a voucher giving you a cool 15% off current Cotswold Outdoor stock! Cotswold Outdoor have stores throughout the country and the voucher is valid at any store and on-line!

Tickets for Monmouthshire Walking Festival can be bought through the tickets page on the Monmouthshire Walking Festival website. Tickets may also be purchased at Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth Tourist Information Centres (fee applies).



Chepstow Walk

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