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Winter walks in Monmouthshire
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Christmas Walks in Monmouthshire

There’s no better way to prevent the post-Christmas blues than to get out into the fresh air and take some exercise. A brisk walk in our stunning countryside will do wonders for your mood as well as helping to offset some of the extra calories you’ve consumed over the holiday period.

We’ve put together some of our favourite winter walks below, from short easy walks on the level to more challenging longer routes. (You’ll find a more comprehensive selection of walks here. To find routes which start / finish near where you live in Monmouthshire, enter your postcode in our walking route search function here).

It’s been a tough year and while we’re still in the grips of a global pandemic, we need to take extra care of our physical and mental wellbeing. So pull on your boots and put on some extra layers. Get outside, as regularly as you can, to walk and connect with nature, to enjoy the seasonal changes and to absorb some mood-enhancing vitamin D.

Please check the latest Welsh Government guidance here before you visit :

Short walks for the over indulgers

(Walks under 2 miles)

Health Walk - Castle Meadows & Linda Vista Gardens

1.6 mile walk around Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens.

Health Walk - Vauxhall Fields Walk

1.75 mile walk through part of the town and around Vauxhall Fields.

3 Raglan Healthy Footsteps

A 1.4 mile walk on level paths in Raglan.

23 Trellech Village

A walk of 1.2 miles around the historic attractions of the village of Trellech, above the Wye Valley, south of Monmouth.

Walks for the people who only had one piece of Christmas pudding

(2 - 5 mile walks)

Health Walk - Tintern Walk

2.5 mile walk from the Old Station, Tintern enjoying both sides of the River Wye.

Health Walk - Piercefield Walk

2.6 mile route through Piercefield Park and returning on a section of the Wye Valley Walk.

Health Walk - Blorenge High Level Walk

4 mile walk from Keepers Pond around the summit of the Blorenge.

11 Usk Lady Hill

A 3.1 mile walk on good tracks from Usk.

Walks for people who had a new pair of boots and waterproofs

(5 - 8 mile walks)

22 Mitchel Troy to Cwmcarvan

A 5 mile walk with lots of ups, downs and spectacular views from Mitchel Troy, west of Monmouth.

10 Llanover and Out!

A 7.8 mile walk around the village of Llanover near Abergavenny.

18 Monmouth King's Wood

A 6.1 mile walk from Monmouth including a section of the Offa’s Dyke Path in King’s Wood.

8 Wentwood to Gray Hill

A strenuous 7.6 mile walk in woodland and common near Shirenewton.

Walks for people who had too much of the Christmas spirit

Welsh Dragon