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Healthy Walking Routes

Enjoy the Monmouthshire countryside while experiencing the benefits of a healthy walk.

These fairly short, easy access walks were developed with the Fit4Life walking groups as a follow on to the Exercise Referral Scheme at the leisure centres.

There are 10 walks in the Chepstow/Caldicot area, 9 centred on Abergavenny and 4 in Monmouth.

Many of the routes use level paths with gates rather than stiles. Some are more challenging, with slopes, steps, rough or muddy ground or stiles. Information is given on the route card for each walk so you can decide whether it will suit you.

Detailed instructions are given to help you follow each walk and there is some additional information about points of interest along the way. Maps are also provided, with the Monmouth and Chepstow/Caldicot routes shown on aerial photos, making it easier to get a feeling for the area you are walking in.

Routes around Abergavenny

Blorenge High Level Walk
A 4 mile walk from Keeper’s Pond around the summit of the Blorenge.

Castle Meadows & Linda Vista Gardens
1.6 miles around Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens.

Little Skirrid
A challenging 3.5 mile walk to the summit of the Little Skirrid from Abergavenny bus station. Paths can be rough, wet and muddy.

Llanfoist Canal West
A 2.8 mile walk along the cycle track to Govilon and back along the canal.

Llanfoist Canal East
1.5 miles up to follow the canal to the east, returning through fields and lanes.

Llanover Park
A 3 mile walk through Llanover Park and back on lanes and canal towpath.

Llanvihangel Gobion & the River Usk
A 4 mile walk along a section of the River Usk from the old road between Abergavenny and Raglan. Bridge no longer usable due to flood damage, please see route closure notice, including any updates,

Llanwenarth & the River Usk
A 4 mile walk along the River Usk to the west of Abergavenny.

Swan Meadows & the River Gavenny
2.7 miles from the TIC following the River Gavenny up and downstream.

Routes around Chepstow & Caldicot

Black Rock
A 3 mile walk from Black Rock picnic area, using a section of the Wales Coast Path.

Bulwark
2.6 miles around the Bulwark area of Chepstow, taking in the Wales Coast Path through Warren Slade.

Caerwent
A 2 mile walk around the Roman town of Caerwent.

Caldicot Castle
A 1.3 mile walk through Caldicot Castle Country Park.

Mathern and St Pierre
2.7 miles from the village of Mathern, through farmland and the St Pierre golf course.

Mathern and Wyelands
A 2.8 mile circuit in farmland between Mathern village and Chepstow.

Piercefield
2.6 miles in the picturesque park and woodland of the Wye Valley north of Chepstow.

St Arvans
A 2.8 mile walk from the village of St Arvans to the north of Chepstow.

Thornwell and Innage
3 miles around the south west of Chepstow.

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

Routes around Monmouth

Dixton Church
A 1 mile walk from Monmouth Leisure Centre along the River Wye to Dixton Church and back.

Drybridge and Watery Lane
A 2.75 mile walk through Drybridge Nature Park and Vauxhall Fields, returning along Watery Lane.

Two Rivers Meadow
2 miles from Monmouth Leisure Centre and around the land between the River Wye and the River Monnow.

Vauxhall Fields
A 1.75 mile walk from Monmouth Leisure Centre and around Vauxhall Fields.

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Wales Coast Path

Wye Valley Walk

Usk Valley Walk

Offa's Dyke Path

This project was funded through the Welsh Government Rights of Way Improvement Plan grant funding.