Date: Sunday 30th October 2011 10:30am
Start & finish point: The car park opposite Monmouth Leisure Centre near the tunnel under the dual carriageway. (SO 513 131)
Distance: 9.5 miles 14 km
Time to walk: Approx 5 hours
Description: This walk starts and ends in Monmouth starting with a climb to the Kymin and the Naval Temple for widespread views to the Black Mountains. Then it is across fields and the road going into the forest with more views of Monmouthshire. Next passing the Suckstone, said to be the largest fallen block in Britain, we visit The Near Harkening Rock. Here is the lunch spot with yet more views under the shelter of trees. Then through the forest where deer may be seen and onwards to the Biblins Bridge over the River Wye. On the far bank it is up once more over the top of the Severn Sisters rocks high above the Wye. This path leads to King Arthurs Cave, said to be the longest inhabited cave in UK and. from here we follow trails thatlead through the woods of Wyastone Leys Estate onto Little Doward. The route then goes downhill to regain the bank of the Wye which is followed back to Monmouth
Terrain: Several steep slopes. (Alternative route avoiding steepest slopes is possible if the weather is wet.)
For your rucksack: Need to bring own packed lunch and drink.
Price: £5 per ticket
Kindly sponsored by: The Saracens Head Symonds Yat
This walk is no longer on sale. You might like to consider a walk from our June 2012 festival.