Monmouthshire; a county of contrasts!
The county of Monmouthshire in South Wales has everything you need for a good walk. From rugged mountains in the north to ecologically important wetlands in the south. Picturesque river gorges in the east to meandering rivers flowing through rolling countryside in the west. Monmouthshire is a county of contrasts.
Numerous long distance paths criss cross the county but there is also an abundance small country tracks and every type of path in between. With around 1500 miles of rights of way Monmouthshire has a route for every walker.
If it is wildlife you’re looking for then with such a range of landscapes it is no surprise that Monmouthshire is a great place to see it. You could see Red Kites soaring above the Black Mountains or the flash of blue as a Kingfisher darts along the River Monnow.
Monmouthshire is a county steeped in history. Here you’re able to explore iron age hill forts, roman towns, medieval castles galore, ruined abbeys, historic churches, industrial heritage and stately homes and gardens. Monmouthshire has been the birthplace of a king and the scene of revolt.
So why not come walking in a county that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. The countryside that made Turner want to paint it and Wordsworth write is best explored on foot and Monmouthshire Walking Festival will help you do just that. The festival has numerous guided walks for all types of walker. So make a date in your diary for October 2013 and come and experience all the wonderful variety and diversity Monmouthshire has to offer.
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