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Monmouthshire Way

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Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport, Powys, Torfaen
The Monmouthshire Way is a 116 mile long distance circular route that explores the ancient county of Monmouthshire. It has been designed by South Wales Long Distance Walkers Association member David Morgan. The route is one of considerable contrast. Visiting the towns of Chepstow, Monmouth, Abergavenny, Pontypool and Usk it passes through diverse countryside.

From Abergavenny the route visits the World Heritage site above Blaenavon and the heart of the industrial revolution. The broad whale back ridge of Coity Mountain is followed before the eastern valley of the Afon Lwyd is visited. Leaving Pontypool the route climbs to the Folly Tower before descending to the canal side village of Goytre. The ancient forest of Wentwood is visited and the Wales Coast Path is then followed through the Gwent Levels to Chepstow. The beautiful Wye Valley is followed to the once very important medieval village of Trellech. The Kymin is visited to provide staggering views of Monmouth and the Black Mountains beyond.

Offa's Dyke path is followed to Pandy and from here the Brecon Beacons National Park is entered and the Monmouthshire Way walker will then visit Llanthony and Capel y Ffin on route to the county summit of Chwarel y Fan at over 2000 feet above sea level. Finally, the route climbs to the summit of the iconic Sugar Loaf before descending via the Rholben back to Abergavenny.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Challenging; Coastal; Moorland; Mountain; River
Start and Finish
ST535941 - Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
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Open Date
2017
Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
Chepstow and the Lower Wye Valley by public transport (Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association - 2011)
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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The Acorns  (bookable online)
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Oak View Cottage  (bookable online)
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Rose Cottage  (bookable online)
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Little Hare Barns  (bookable online)
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Little Hare Barns  (bookable online)
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Downloads:

GPX Route File
Monmouthshire Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

186.4 Km (115.8 miles)
5,873 m (19,268 ft) ascent
662 m (2,172 ft)  maximum height