Tag: Tramway

Ingredients for a fine walk

Walk Leader: Angela Bishop and Sue Hogan

Date: Friday 14th September 2012 10:00a.m.

Start & finish point: Llanfoist Crossing Car Park. (SO286133)

Distance: Approx 10 miles

Time to walk: Approx 6.5 hours (note there are no toilets on this walk)

Description: This 10 mile walk starts at Llanfoist, going past the boat house and following the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal which celebrates it’s bicentenary this year. We reach Govilon before we wind our way up the side of Gilwern Hill to Pen-fford-goch pond (Keeper’s Pond). We go via Foxhunters grave onto the summit of the Blorenge to take in the fabulous views of Abergavenny and the Usk valley. After visiting the Punchbowl (a lovely man-made lake) the track leads us to the old tram road, down the so-called ‘big drop’ and back to Llanfoist.

Terrain: Moderate walk with several stiles, one gradual and one steep incline traffic on country lanes.

For your rucksack: : Bring own packed lunch and drink. Bring a camera as there are many opportunities to see wildlife, scenery and local history. At the end of the walk why not visit the many cafes and restaurants available in Abergavenny?

Price: £5 per ticket

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A Llan-tastic Walk

Walk Leader: Angela Bishop and Sue Hogan

Date: Saturday 19th October 2013 09:00a.m.

Start & finish point: Llanddewi Skirrid Village Hall (SO343168).

Distance: Approx 11 miles

Time to walk: Approx 7 hours

Description: Our walk takes us through the parishes of Llandewi Skirrid, Llanfihangel Crucorney and Llangattock Lingoed in the north of Monmouthshire. Setting out from the listed Llandewi Skirrid village hall, we start by climbing the Big Skirrid. We will then follow sections of the Beacons Way, an old horse-drawn tramway and Offa’s Dyke Path through undulating farmland passing 3 churches, 2 Courts and 2 hostelries on our way. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to visit a rare listed 18th century cider house which is usually only open twice a year. There is plenty of history on this route as well as superb views of the surrounding hills and countryside so bring your cameras. There are almost 30 stiles and 1 short steep and two more gradual ascents. The walk will be taken at a reasonable pace to allow short stops at places of interest. On our return to the village hall there will be refreshments available (donations to village hall welcome).

Terrain: Mainly farmland, minor lanes, some rough terrain, stiles, could be muddy in places.

For your rucksack: Packed lunch, snacks, a drink and camera.

Price: £5 per ticket

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