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The Devil's Pulpit is a viewpoint and limestone rock jutting out from the cliffs high above the River Wye along the Offa's Dyke Footpath. It offers spectacular views over Tintern Abbey and the village of Tintern along the River Wye below and the walk is through stunning woodland following the ancient Offa's Dyke.
Legend has it the devil preached to the monks below, tempting them to desert their order. Read about the legend on our Myths & Legends page here.
How to get there:
There are several walking routes with different levels of difficulty. The least steep is the signposted walk from the Tidenham Chase car park (Grid Ref ST 558992) on the B4228. There are several other routes which take in sections of the Offa's Dyke Path.
Walking from the village of Tintern includes a hill climb of around 300 metres beginning by crossing the old Wireworks Bridge. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles along the shortest route (3 miles if you return the same way). Circular routes are available at around 5-6 miles. Updates for 2022: Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire County Councils will be closing the Wireworks Bridge in Tintern from June-November 2022 for essential repairs. The only other crossing is 1 mile north at Brockweir. See the Highways website here for the latest news.
The Offa's Dyke Path is a long distance national trail running along the border between England and Wales for 177 miles. It begins in the south at Sedbury Cliffs on the Severn Estuary in England to the east of the River Wye and finishes at Prestatyn on the North Wales coast. For about 70 miles of the southern section it follows the course of the Offa's Dyke earthwork, which was constructed in the late 8th century on the orders of King Offa of Mercia. Find out more here.
Find out more about the village of Tintern and what there is to see and do here.