History and a Holy Well

Walk Leader: Mike Ogden

Date: Friday 26th October 2012 10:00a.m.

Start & finish point: Goytre Hall Woods car park (SO317062).

Distance: Approx 10 miles

Time to walk: Approx 5.5 hours

Description: Follow a 200 year old canal, climb a mountain, get great views and an insight into how hard the hills were worked in the past and visit a holy well.
Start off by strolling leisurely along one of the most picturesque canals in Britain, now celebrating its bicentennial. Then proceed slowly up the mountain though woods and fields, passing a famous walkers’ pub to gain views over most of Monmouthshire and beyond.
Once on top see how the hill has been worked over the centuries and find the remains of old mineral workings and old roads. Pass a poignant memorial at a WW2 crash site and then head steeply down past a “holy well”, abandoned farms and back to the historic canal centre of Goytre Wharf.

Terrain: With some moderate climbs, steep descents and numerous stiles.

For your rucksack: A packed lunch and of course a camera.

Price: £5 per ticket

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