Coleridge and Cottle Walk, Chepstow to Tintern, 22nd and 23rd April 2017
Chepstow Walking Festival 2017.
Chepstow ‘Walkers are Welcome’ is a volunteer group aiming at promoting walking in the Wye Valley. Each year its walking festival encourages both local people and visitors to discover the delights of the region.
This year the group is organising a programme of 30 walks. One should be of considerable interest to members of the Friends of Coleridge: a walk spread over two days following in footsteps of the poet on his walk from Chepstow to Tintern in 1795. He was accompanied by Joseph Cottle and the Fricker sisters.
The walk leader is Anne Rainsbury, Curator of Chepstow Museum, and she will be reading from Joseph Cottle’s account of the walk, and giving insights into the countryside that Coleridge would have experienced in 1795.
The walk was part of the 2016 Coleridge in Wales Festival, and proved so successful that it was felt it should be included in the 2017 Walking Festival.
To find out more, visit www.walksinchepstow.co.uk for the full programme.