On this 6 mile (9.5km) walk we will be following the Wales Coast Path to Sudbrook, with its spectacular pump house for the Severn Tunnel. Continue to the second Severn Crossing before turning inland to follow paths to the historic church at Portskewett. Carry on past Heston Brake burial chamber to enjoy spectacular views over the Gwent Levels and on through woodland and open fields to reach the Coast Path near St. Pierre Pill before returning to Black Rock. Mainly flat with 2 stiles.
Bring a packed lunch and a drink. Assistance dogs only. Wear stout shoes or boots and bring waterproof clothing.
Meet at: Black Rock Picnic site. Leave the A48 (T) old road from Chepstow to Newport at a large roundabout 2.5 miles (4 km) west of Chepstow following the sign “Caldicot 3, Magor 7 (Portskewett 2).” Very shortly turn left along the road signed “Portskewett 2, Sudbrook 3.” On reaching the outskirts of Portskewett turn down Black Rock Road (signed “Black Rock Picnic and Lave Net Fishery Site”). Black Rock Picnic Site car park is at the end of the road on your right (ST 512 881). Postcode NP26 5TP.
Cost: FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL