Area: Monmouthshire

Category Monmouthshire
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The Category Monmouthshire is a subset of Wales.

 

The following Monmouthshire Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Caldicot & District U3A

Category Blaenau Gwent
Overview

'Blaenau Gwent is enriched with heritage, with every town and village having many stories to tell of their past. There are a number of trails available covering the width and breadth of the Borough, incorporating local history, places of interest and local facts. The trails are not only of great interest to history enthusiasts but also to tourists and local people who take pleasure in knowing their background and the place they reside.'

Category Monmouthshire
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'Your starting point for walking in Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley.'

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

The Festival 'has become firmly established on the walker's calendar. A border town of Wales and England at the Gateway of the Wye Valley it has a rich past and stunning landscape, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Festival usually held Mid April.

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

'Llanbadoc Community Council represents the Monmouthshire communities of Llanbadoc, Monkswood and Glascoed.'

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

'There are many walks and trails to help you explore the countryside, villages and market towns of rural Monmouthshire. Many of the long distance routes can be walked in full, in stages or adapted to be circular walks ... Local routes include the Usk Valley Walk, the Three Castles Trail and the Monnow Valley Walk. A selection of existing circular walking routes across Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley are available ... ' Note At the time of Review details of a Monmouthshire Walking Toolkit were not accessble.

Category Newport
Overview

'We are a friendly group that offers walks, cycling, social activities and weekends away to suit all ages and abilities. We offer at least one walk a week and usually more during the Summer months. Walks vary from 3 miles to 12+ miles. There is something for everyone who enjoys walking.'

Category Blaenau Gwent
Overview

'We are a local walking group that are members of the Ramblers' Association. We have a varied walks programme that includes Leisurely/Easy - not difficult, shorter walks, ideal for beginners, through to Strenuous - more challenging walks, for the experienced walker.'

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

Brief descriptions of half a dozen Ramblers' Groups in this Area together with a combined diary of forthcoming rambles as well as access to a map summarising walks around and about taken from the Ramblers Routes online library.

Category Newport
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'We are a group of friendly folk who enjoy walking. We find that our home County, Gwent, is blessed with marvellous scenery which is often overlooked in favour of the mountains. Our walks can open your eyes to the both Gwent and the mountains. We usually call ourselves the SGR.'

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

‘Compiled by our rangers who care for this beautiful landscape, our walks in the Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley take in the Clytha Estate and Coed-y-Bwnydd hill fort, along with both the Sugar Loaf and Skirrid mountains. Whether you want a long hike or a short ramble, there's something for everyone so you can get out and explore these wonderful places full of history and wildlife.‘

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National Trust

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

Tintern 'warmly welcomes the many visitors who pass this way each year, seeking the renewal that comes from a short time spent in its uplifting and historic landscape ...'

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Friends of Tintern

Category Torfaen
Overview

'In this wonderfully varied County there are 369km (230 miles) of public footpaths with long distance and short circular walks including walks in the countryside; along the canal; across mountain tops and even walks where you can follow in the footsteps of iron-makers and miners in the Blaenavon World Heritage Site ...'

Category Monmouthshire
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'Abergavenny is a great base for all levels of walks from easy strolls to challenging long-distance paths like the 95-mile Beacons Way – and the views are nearly always spectacular.'

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

'The Wye Valley is excellent walking territory, offering the dedicated hiker and the afternoon stroller a wealth of interest and variety - from spectacular viewpoints overlooking the Wye to quiet wooded trails.'

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

'Walk through the past with Abergavenny Local History Society ... '

Category Torfaen
Distance (miles)16
Overview

'Traffic free route that runs from Cwmbran in the south, through Pontypool and up to the Blaenavon World Heritage Site in the north.'

Description from

Torfaen County Borough

See also

Route 492 [Sustrans]

Category Blaenau Gwent
Overview

'A walk and car trail in the Tredegar area - birthplace of the famous politician Aneurin (Nye) Bevan (1897-1960); Labour Member of Parliament for Ebbw Vale (1929-1960).'

Category Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)100
Overview

'Waymarked long distance footpath in the Brecon Beacons National Park ... The Beacons Way was conceived by the Brecon Beacons Park Society and local walkers, particularly the Society's Secretary John Sansom, Arwel Michael and Chris Barber, and was developed as recently as 2005.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Beacons Way [Brecon Beacons: Our National Park]

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

'The Bell's circular walks have become well-known as something of a "must do" when visiting Skenfrith. We have six individual walks ... all of which start and finish at The Bell and take in some of the most beautiful Monmouthshire countryside ...'

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The Bell at Skenfrith

Category Blaenau Gwent
Overview

'There are over 300 kilometres of Public Rights of Way in Blaenau Gwent, linking towns and villages to the diverse countryside and landscape of the county. The County Council is responsible for the management of this access network, which consists of 300 kilometres of Public Rights of Ways. There are also a number of promoted routes ranging from Community walks to regional trails.'

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Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Category Torfaen
Overview

'A number of walks have been created to help you discover the hidden corners of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site. These take you from the Bronze Age, through the Industrial Revolution and into a landscape and history that inspired the author Alexander Cordell.'

Category Newport
Overview

'As part of the first Caerleon Arts Festival in July 2003, ten sculptors were invited to create works based on the theme of Romano-Celtic Vision. The finished sculptures make up the Caerleon Sculpture Trail.' Unfortunately at the time of Review I could not locate a description of the Trail on the Newport City Council Website; so I have replaced the Link.

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Newport City Council

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

'Walking trails are designed to lead you on interesting routes around the town mainly within the old town Portwall.'

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Chepstow Town Council

Category Torfaen
Distance (miles)602
Overview

'This web site is very much "work in progress" - as is the whole Cistercian Way Project. We started in 1998 trying to work out a way that we could walk round Wales, linking all the Welsh Cistercian abbeys, medieval and modern. This was part of the celebrations of the 900th anniversary of the foundation of the Cistercian order ...'

Category Blaenau Gwent
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Links together fourteen community Green Spaces that offer a variety of amenities from Beaufort Hill Woodlands in the North to Llanhilleth in the south.'

Category Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)100
Overview

Guidebook to 'a footpath through Gloucestershire between Chepstow and Tewkesbury passing through Gloucester, Stow on the Wold and Winchcombe'.

Description from

Countryside-Matters

See also

Gloucestershire Way [Walking Pages]

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

'"The most beautiful village in Britain" is how Jan Morris, the acclaimed travel writer, described Grosmont, with its ancient church and castle. Situated near the Welsh Border with England it lies in the valley of the River Monnow between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty.'

Description from

Grosmont, Wales

Category Blaenau Gwent
Distance (miles)6
Overview

One of a series of walks 'In the Footsteps of the Iron-makers'.

Category Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'Linear walk of 40 miles through the valley of the River Monnow, from Monmouth, near its confluence with the River Wye, to its headwaters below Hay Bluff. From here the walk joins the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, sharing the same route to the finishing point at Hay-0n-Wye.'

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Walking Pages

Category Newport
Overview

'Blow away the cobwebs and improve your fitness on a walk in Newport!' Access to details of a number of walker and walking activities.

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Newport City Council

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

'Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley offer walks for everyone, so if you don't fancy a long trek, why not try out one of our many shorter walks taking in our best sights and attractions.'

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Visit Monmouthshire

Category Blaenau Gwent
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'A challenging 27-mile linear way-marked walk from Newport to Tredegar with spectacular views of the Sirhowy Valley.'

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

'The Three Peaks Trial is an organised challenge walk arranged each year in March by the Cardiff Outdoor Group. Since 2010 Longtown Mountain Rescue Team provide support with marshalls on all the mountain top checkpoints. The Walk was first held in March 1963 and was designed for less experienced walkers who wanted to test their powers of endurance and skill at map reading. It is now the oldest challenge walk in the UK.' Usually held late March/early April.

See also

Three Peaks Trial [Cardiff Outdoor Group]

Category Torfaen
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'The walk is split into two sections, southern and northern loops both starting and finishing at Pontypool Active Living Centre in Torfaen. Each loop is just over 25 miles long, so the whole walk can be tackled as two separate day walks or, for the bold, as one figure of eight 50 mile walk. Getting back to your car at the halfway point on the 50 miler gives you the chance to refuel and resupply or change your mind depending on how determined you feel or what the weather is like.'

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South Wales LDWA

Category Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)19
Overview

'This walk around the Welsh Marches takes in the three Norman castles of Skenfrith, Grosmont and Whitecastle. From Abergavenny, the best starting point is White Castle which is around eight miles from Abergavenny along the B4521 (Old Ross Road, signposted Skenfrith).'

Category Torfaen
Overview

'Every three years, interested members of the public are invited to apply to become a member of the LAF. The applications are assessed by the local authority and the successful members are appointed for a three year period. The authority also provides secretarial support to the LAF but the forum must set their own agendas with individual members actively encouraged to suggest agenda items and provide supporting papers where necessary.'

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Torfaen County Borough

Category Newport
Distance (miles)48
Overview

'Walk between Caerleon and Brecon through the beautiful Vale of Usk.'

Category Monmouthshire
Overview

'This Website provides 21 walk itineraries of varying length, 3 photo albums (town, country and winter), interactive elements, details of where to eat and drink and much more.'

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John Tallet

Category Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)136
Overview

'Walk of startling contrasts from ravine gorge cloaked in woodland, through meadow and orchard, to rugged and remote uplands. Follow the Wye through the battle scarred Anglo-Welsh borders to where it pours in rocky cascades from its mountain source.'

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Wye Valley Walk Partnership

Category Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)55
Overview

Details of published Guidebook describing walk 'through Gloucestershire between the rivers Wye, Severn & Thames, and linking two national trails, the Offa's Dyke Path & The Thames Path'.

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