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image for Walking Route item type18 Monmouth King's Wood

Route Overview

This route starts with a walk through Drybridge Community Nature Park, then across Vauxhall Fields to Ancrehill Lane. After crossing Rockfield Road it continues across several fields to join the Offa’s Dyke Path as it climbs up into King’s Wood. You turn left off the national trail at a crossroads and continue to the edge of the wood on a broad track. There are good views as you leave the wood and descend to Monmouth through farmland.
Points of interest include views towards the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.

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Route Information

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 2 out of 5
OS map OS Explorer 1:25 000 Sheet OL14 Wye Valley & Forest of Dean
Toilets Public toilets in Cattle Market Car Park, Monmouth
Refreshments Café in Bridges Community Centre Shops, cafes and pubs in Monmouth town centre

Route Details

Number of stiles: 15

Woodland and field paths. Some short steep slopes and a long gradual climb into King's Wood.

Route Essentials

Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours

Miles: 6

Boundary Stone

Boundary Stone

18 Monmouth Kings Wood