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Walking Route:12 Clytha and Bettws Newydd

Route Overview

The route leaves the NT car park at Clytha Park and follows the Usk Valley Walk downstream for 3.3km towards Chainbridge. It then leaves the river and follows the lane up to the lovely hamlet of Bettws Newydd and on to the Iron Age Fort of Coed y Bwnydd. From here you cross a series of fields to Clytha Castle Folly before returning to the car park
Points of interest include the River Usk, St. Aeddan’s Church and its restored cross, Coed y Bwnydd Iron Age Fort and Clytha Castle Folly.

Route Information

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 2 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 350
OS map OS Explorer 1:25 000 Sheet OL13 Brecon Beacons National Park (Eastern Area)
Toilets No public toilets or other facilities available.
Refreshments The Black Bear Inn at Bettws Newydd is on the route.

Route Details

National Trust car park, signed off the Bettws Newydd road from the
B4598 Abergavenny to Raglan road. (Grid Reference: SO 361 085)
No of Stiles: 18
Riverside and cross field paths, quiet lanes
Some ascents and descents

Bus number 83 (Abergavenny to Monmouth) stops near the Clytha Arms.
Contact www.travelinecymru.info or telephone 08712 002233

Route Essentials

Walk Route: Clytha - Chainbridge - Bettws Newydd - Clytha

View over Usk Valley towards Black Mountains

View over Usk Valley towards Black Mountains

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