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Walk No 1: A short walk around Usk
(2 miles - about 40 minutes; directions last checked (not revised) on 30.10.21)

This short walk is ideally suited to those who are short of time or energy and gives a good impression of the main sights of the lovely town.

Twyn Square, Usk
Twyn Square
(See an enlargement of this photo.)

 

Leave the town square by the south east corner (i.e. the same side of the square as the Castle Inn) and proceed along Four Ash Street. At the second bend a detour can be made to visit St Mary's Church if so desired.

At the third bend pass the former Greyhound Inn (now a house) and continue on Chepstow Road.

After a few minutes climb a metal gate on the left (just before the wooden building called "The Turnery" on the right) and go straight across the field. (This field
is often boggy in places and prone to flooding in winter. If it is impassable, continue on Chepstow Road and turn left at the main road.)

 

 

This is where the path across the field starts.
This is where the path across the field starts!

East of Usk
East of Usk

 

 

Cross a stile and climb the steps to the main road.

Turn left, then immediately right (signposted Gwehelog) and first left, heading back into town.


     
Turn right at The Three Salmons Hotel.

Take the path via the kissing gate on the left, immediately after the entrance to the Veterinary Centre.

Follow the riverbank path ("Conigar Walk") to join the road at the end of the bridge. (See a photo of a commemorative plaque giving the history of the bridge and another explaining the origin of "Conigar Walk".)


Cross over the road and go down New Market Street.

 

Conigar Walk and River Usk
Conigar Walk and River Usk

     

The Sessions House in Maryport Street, Usk
The Sessions House, Maryport Street

 

Turn left at the bottom and immediately right into Mill Street opposite the King's Head Hotel.

Turn left at the bottom and left again on to Maryport Street. (In summer the large garden directly opposite ("Courtlands") has a splendid display.)

Pass the prison (built in 1842 on the model of Pentonville) and the Sessions House and turn right at the OneStop supermarket. Follow this road back to the town square.


A laminated A5 card showing this walk route, along with photographs, can be easily ordered here.
The walk can be ordered more cheaply in digital format (PDF file) on the alternative Order Form.

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