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The Lancaut peninsular, north of Chepstow on the English side of the River Wye in Gloucestershire is within the Lancaut Nature Reserve, which is owned by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Surrounded by cliffs, with views over the river it is a truly remarkable spot. Lancaut is a deserted village but little remains except the roofless church of St James. Riverside walks take in breathtaking views, wildlife and birdlife.
Wintour's Leap viewpoint is high above the River Wye looking out over a horseshoe bend with Lancaut below. It is a mile or so to the west of Tidenham. Sir John Wintour is alleged to have galloped over the top of these precipitous cliffs in 1642 in a bid to escape from the Parliamentarians during the Civil War giving the site its name. The site is best accessed from a small car park near Lancaut or on foot along the Offa's Dyke Path. There is little roadside parking near Wintour's Leap itself.
- Picnic site
- Children welcome
- Dogs Accepted