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Printed, laminated A5 cards showing the walk routes, along with relevant photographs, are available at £1.00 each and can be ordered by completing the easy-to-use Order Form. The walks can also be ordered more cheaply in digital format (PDF files) by completing the alternative Order Form. There is a range of prices which reduce as the ordered quantity increases.

The route cards are also available from the Cafe located in the Usk Rural Life Museum and Visitor Centre at the south west corner of the main car park. This is currently closed and it is not known when it will reopen.

The walks are checked from time to time and the itineraries revised as necessary. The Editor cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the itineraries as a result of changes (such as footpath closure or re-routing or removal of stiles etc) which occur in the meantime.

My definition of "dog friendly" is that there are no stiles or restricted kissing gates; obviously if your dog is small and can be lifted over stiles, then all the walks are dog friendly.

 

Brief route description

Dog friendly

Distance

Last checked
or revised

WALK 1
A short walk around Usk town

No

2 miles
08.10.20
WALK 2
Both banks of the River Usk

Yes

2½ miles
10.10.20
WALK 3
Usk Castle - River (West) - Llanbadoc - River (East)

No

3½ miles
11.10.20
WALK 4
Llanllowell and Usk Flood Route

Yes

4½ miles
13.10.20
WALK 5
Gwehelog - Llancayo - River (East)

Yes

6 miles
15.10.20
WALK 6
Llangeview - Coed Cwnwr - Llanllowell - Usk Flood Route

Yes

6½ miles
19.10.20
WALK 7
Llancayo - Cold Harbour - Llandenny Walks

Yes

7½ miles
20.10.20
WALK 8
Llancayo - Trostrey Common - Gwehelog

Yes

7½ miles
23.10.20
WALK 9
Usk Flood Route - Llanllowell - Llantrisant - Coed Cwnwr

Yes

8 miles
02.11.20
WALK 10

Usk Flood Route - Llangeview Lodge (formerly The Rat Trap) - Llandenny - Gwehelog

No

9 miles
25.01.21
WALK 11
West of Usk - Bridleway - Llanbadoc

No

3 miles
06.11.20
WALK 12
River Usk - Llanllowell - Llantrisant - Coed Cwnwr

No

8¾ miles
10.02.21
WALK 13
West of Usk - Coed Duon

No

2½ miles
06.11.20
WALK 14
Usk Flood Route - Llanllowell - Coed Cwnwr - Nant-y-Banw - Llanllowell

Yes

10 miles
31.12.20
WALK 15
Castle Farm - Lady Hill Wood - Gwehelog - Ash Wood - River Usk

No

6½ miles
23.01.21
WALK 16
Usk Castle - Cwmcayo Farm - Green Court - Lady Hill Wood

No

5 miles
29.11.20
WALK 17
Coed-y-brain - Ty-Freeman Road - Pentwyn Farm

No

6½ miles
07.11.20
WALK 18
Red Hill - Mardy Hill Wood - Newhouse Wood - Llangeview Church

No

4½ miles
11.11.20
WALK 19
Pentwyn Farm - Llandenny - Llangeview - Springdale Farm Nature Reserve - Llanllowell

No

11 miles
28.11.20
WALK 20
Usk Valley Walk - Clytha Castle - Coed y Bwnydd - Bettws Newydd Church - Trostrey Common - Lady Hill Wood

No

14 miles
07.01.21
WALK 21
Llanbadoc - Bridleway - Coed Duon

No

4¼ miles
30.11.20

See a map showing the areas covered by the walks.

All the walks commence in and return to Twyn Square (see map below) where there are two pubs serving food. There is also a small car park here. Although walking boots are generally advisable, particularly for the support they give the ankles, they are not necessary on some of these walks. Where boots are necessary for rough or muddy ground, it is specifically mentioned. Walk 20, though arduous, is probably the most rewarding in terms of the variety of landscape.

The Editor will be grateful for any corrections or comments about unclear directions from people who have followed any of these walks. Click here if you would like to submit your review of one of the above walks. A review of Walk 15 or Walk 20 would be particularly appreciated.

Should you wish to have a guided walk, either due to concerns about getting lost or simply for interesting company, the Editor may be able to oblige. A small fee, which is negotiable according to the size of the party, will be applied. Expert bird identification will be included if of interest.

Usk street plan The town square, the starting point for all the walks To the A449 dual carriageway To Gwehelog and Raglan To Llanllowell and Llantrissant To Abergavenny To Abergavenny To Pontypool

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Page last updated 10.02.21