Wysis Way

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Start: Monmouth
Distance: 55 miles (88 km)
Grid Ref: SO509128
Climbing: 2,269 metres
Walk time: 22-27 hours
Days: 3-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Wysis Way is a long distance footpath which links Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail at Monmouth to the beginning of the Thames Path National Trail at Kemble in Gloucestershire. The walk crosses the distinctive areas of the Forest of Dean, the Severn Vale and the Cotswolds. Starting from the Wye Bridge in Monmouth, the Wysis Way heads eastwards up The Kymin and into the Forest of Dean. Heading primarily eastwards, the trail goes through Hillersland before continuing through the Forest, passing through Nailsbridge, Harrow Hill and Mitcheldean on its way to the top of May Hill which provides views of the River Severn. From May Hill, it continues eastward through Glasshouse, Taynton, Tibberton and the edge of Highnam before reaching Gloucester. At Gloucester, the trail starts to head more southerly but still in an eastern direction up to the trig point on Robinswood Hill before continuing southeasterly through Painswick, Bisley and Oakridge Lynch where it turns east along the River Frome and the Thames and Severn Canal to Daneway and Sapperton, Gloucestershire before reaching its end in Kemble, where it meets the Thames Path.

Useful Links:
Wysis Way Guides
Guy Vowle's Wysis Way Walk
Long Distance Walkers Association

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