Offa's Dyke Path
Day 1 (Wednesday, 16 September 2015) – Chepstow to Lower Redbrook (15.5 miles / 24 kilometres):
… Tintern Abbey.” The Abbey – built by Cistercian monks in 1131 AD and dissolved on the orders of Henry VIII in 1536 – was immortalised by the poem, “Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”, written by William Wordsworth in 1798:
How oft, in spirit, have I turned to thee
O sylvan Wye! Though wanderer through the woods
How often has my spirit turned to thee!