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Walk No 6: Llangeview - Coed Cwnwr - Llanllowell - Usk Flood Route
(6½ miles - about  2 hours; directions last checked (not revised) on 21.12.21)

Boots are recommended for this walk as the track through the wood is rough and often muddy.


This is a moderate walk with a long steep climb. There are no toilets or pubs, except in Usk itself.

Looking towards Llangeview Church
Looking towards Llangeview Church
(from the Flood Route)

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. Pass the former Greyhound Inn (now a private house) and continue on Chepstow Road. Turn right at the Olway Inn Hotel (formerly Casey's Court) and go up the steep hill.

Continue along the lane, crossing above the dual carriageway. At the crossroads (where the Flood Route is signposted in two directions) go straight up the narrow lane. Continue uphill, ignoring after about 120 metres the parallel track on the right which leads to a house.


At "Graig-Yr-Ieir" house (the white house at the end of the lane), take the narrow, muddy and stony track up the hill, through Mardy Hill Wood. At the top follow the track with a field to the left and a hedge to the right. When visibility is good, there are splendid views from here across to the hills surrounding Abergavenny. (If a small dog follows you from the first house on the right, take it back immediately or otherwise it might follow you for miles!) Shortly after the next house on the left, follow the track round to the right.

 

East of Mardy Hill Wood, 06.03.06
East of Mardy Hill Wood (See enlargement)

St Llywel's Church, Llanllowell
St Llywel's Church, Llanllowell

 

 

After 7 minutes, in the hamlet of Coed Cwnwr, take the lane to the right (where there is a postbox.) Follow this down the beautiful valley called Llewelyn's Dingle. Turn right at the T-junction and go under the dual carriageway. Opposite St Llywel's Church in Llanllowell, take the lane on the right (signposted Usk Flood Route).


Follow this for 1 mile and turn left at the crossroads (signposted Usk Flood Route).

Follow this to the T-junction by the Olway Inn Hotel and turn left. Follow the road back to the town square.

 
Usk Valley near Llanllowell (after flooding)
Usk Valley near Llanllowell (after flooding)


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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