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Brown castle motif and name on white discThree Castles Walk (Monmouthshire)

32 km / 20 miles

A route from Offa's Dyke on the borderlands of England and Wales connecting the three Norman fortresses of Skenfrith, White Castle and Grosmont that formed a defensive line and regulated trade routes. The Walk passes through undulating countryside with hidden valleys and secluded and historic farmhouses in a landscape of mixed farming where hedgerows and small woods have survived to keep the area rich in wildlife.

Three Castles Walk was revamped in 2006 with a minor change in the route at Skenfrith, to get the route on to a quieter back lane, rather than the more major road heading towards Whitecastle. New Guide is available.

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Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Brown castle motif and name on white disc
Brown castle motif and name on white disc
Start and Finish
SO457202 - Skenfrith, Mons
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Three Castles Walk (Monmouthshire County Council - 2006)


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Route Profile:

31.6 Km (19.6 miles)
1,077 m (3,533 ft) ascent
389 m (1,276 ft)  maximum height