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Walking Route:13 Abergavenny to Govilon

Route Overview

The route skirts Abergavenny Castle and Castle Meadows on the banks of the Usk before crossing the river and going under the Heads of the Valleys Road to Llanfoist. You continue up steeply to join the towpath of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal at Llanfoist Wharf and follow this to Govilon. The return is along the old railway line, now a cycle path, to Llanfoist Crossing where you retrace your steps to cross Castle Meadows into Abergavenny.
Points of interest include Abergavenny Castle and Castle Meadows with its fine views of the surrounding hills; Llanfoist Wharf and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.
This route can easily be split into two short circuits:
Castle Meadows circuit 1.2 miles / 2 km from Byefield Lane car park. Govilon along the canal and cycle track from Llanfoist Crossing, 2.8 miles / 4 km, about 1.5 hours.

Route Information

Time/Effort 2 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 2 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 120
OS map Ordnance Survey map: OS Explorer 1:25 000 Sheet OL13 Brecon Beacons National Park (Eastern Area)
Toilets Public toilets by the bus station
Refreshments Shops, cafes and pubs in Abergavenny.

Route Details

Start: at Abergavenny Bus Station car park (Grid Reference: SO 301 140)
No of Stiles: 0
Good paths and tracks throughout, flight of steep steps up to the canal at Llanfoist

Pay and display parking at the bus station.
Alternative free parking at Llanfoist Crossing or Byefield Lane car park (Castle
Tourist Information Centre at the Tithe Barn, next to St Mary’s Priory Church,.
Abergavenny can be reached by bus. Contact or
telephone 08712 002233, text 84268.

Route Essentials

Walk Route: Abergavenny - Llanfoist - Govilon

Duration: 3 Hours

Miles: 6

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