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Walking Route:1 Abergavenny to Little Skirrid

Route Overview

This route crosses the busy A465 behind Abergavenny railway station and continues onto the wooded sloped of the Little Skirrid. A steep path delivers you to the cleared summit for breathtaking views over Abergavenny and the surrounding hills. Forestry Tracks take you down the back of the hill and you return through fields skirting the hill.

Route Information

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 3 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 380
OS map OS Explorer Sheet OL13. Brecon Beacons National Park (Eastern area)
Toilets Public toilets at Bus station
Refreshments Abergavenny town centre

Route Details

Natural springs and other wet corners mean this route is best walked after a dry spell or when the ground is frozen.
No of Stiles: 10
Steep steps on railway bridge
Rough paths across farmland – can be very muddy. Steep rocky path on west side of Little Skirrid, recommended to walk this route clockwise so you go up this steep path.

Pay and display parking at the bus station car park.
Tourist Information Centre, public toilets and snack bar.
Numerous pubs, shops and other facilities near start.
Café and toilets at the railway station.
Abergavenny can be reached by bus or train. Contact or
telephone 08712 002233, text 84268.

Route Essentials

Walk Route: Abergavenny - Skirrid Fach / Little Skirrid

Duration: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

Miles: 3

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