Craig y Cilau Circuit


Walk Leader: Diana Standing

Date: Wednesday 27th June 2012 9:30a.m.

Start & finish point: Park Drive, Llangattock opposite the Horseshoe Inn (SO 211178) Post code NP8 1PA. Parking on roadside of a “No Through Road”.

Distance: Approx 8 miles

Time to walk: Approx 5 hours

Description: A walk from Llangattock across the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal and up a very steep slope to the Llangattock escarpment. At the top it joins an old tramway and there is an outstanding panorama of the Black Mountains and beyond. Our guide, a keen caver, will then take you past the cave entrances of Darren Cilau, Eglwys Faen and Agen Allwedd, before the route then descends to Craig y Cilau, a National Nature Reserve. Here you will see a compelling combination of natural and industrial history. We return via farmland and the canal.

Terrain: One very steep slope. In parts very rough underfoot due to loose stones.

For your rucksack: A packed lunch. Bring a torch if you want to explore the cave entrances.

Price: £5 per ticket

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