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Walking Route:30 White Swan Skenfrith

Route Overview

A 6.5 mile walk in the Monnow Valley south of Skenfrith.

This undulating walk starts at the picturesque village of Skenfrith, a charming village with its historic mill, church and castle on the banks of the River Monnow. The route climbs steeply onto the ridge for fantastic views over the village and the Monnow Valley, then continues through fields following the river towards Monmouth before turning up to the hamlet of St. Maughan’s and its lovely church. The walk passes through several commercial orchards before dropping back into Skenfrith.

This route is one of the Monnow Valley Circular walks, and is indicated with waymarks showing a swan.

Please see PDF below for route map.

Route Information

Time/Effort 2 out of 5
Navigation 1 out of 5
Technicality 2 out of 5
OS map OS Explorer 1:25000 Sheet OL14 Wye Valley & Forest of Dean OS Explorer 1:25000 Sheet 189 Hereford & Ross-on-Wye (small part)
Toilets None
Refreshments The Bell at Skenfrith

Route Details

There is parking in front of Skenfrith Castle.
No. of stiles : 43

Route Essentials

Walk Route: Skenfrith - Monnow Valley - St. Maughan's - Skenfrith

Duration: 3.5 hours

Miles: 6

Views over Monnow Valley

Views over Monnow Valley

30 White Swan Skenfrith
Welsh Dragon