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Short Walks in Monmouthshire

Enjoy over 70 circular walks across the county, ranging from 1 mile town trails to 14 mile cross country routes. The pathcare routes and healthy walking routes are all managed and maintained by MonLife Countryside & their team of volunteers, whilst the rest have been designed and maintained by partner organisations.

If you come across a problem with any of our walks, please email

If you would like more of a challenge, visit our Long Distance Walks page. These are the multi-day walks that start or cross through Monmouthshire, such as the Wales Coast Path, Wye Valley Walk and Three Castles Walk.

See all 30 of our Pathcare Walks

30 Pathcare walks across Monmouthshire, managed by Monmouthshire Countryside Volunteers. From 1 to 8 miles in length.

Try out our 23 Healthy Walking Routes

23 short, easy walks to help everyone experience the benefits of a healthy walk, ranging from 1 to 4 miles long.

Wye Valley Heritage Walks

Three loops off the Wye Valley with particular focus on history & heritage.

Brecon Beacon Walks

Climb the mountains of the Brecon Beacons with walks on the Sugarloaf, Blorenge, Skirrid Fach, Skirrid Fawr and Black Mountains.

12 Easy Walks in the Wye Valley & Forest of Dean

A dozen specially developed short walks suitable for anyone who wants to explore the Wye Valley between at a gentle pace. Several of these are based in, or very close to, Monmouthshire – download the route guides here:

Tread & Trot Trails

Three walks specifically designed to be available for walkers, cyclists and horses. The walks are:

Chepstow Countryside Walks

Three circular walks across the villages & countryside just outside Chepstow, with an emphasis on the fascinating local history of the areas.

Severnside Heritage Trails

Three walks celebrating our Southern Towns on the Gwent Levels.

Crawshay Bailey Trail: A walk around Brynmawr and Clydach Gorge

Land & Legends Circular Trails

Discover the history and legends associated with Monmouthshire in these two specially produced trails:

Blaenavon World Heritage Site Walks

Discover the industrial history of Blaenavon World Heritage Site with walks around the area. These first two are in the Clydach Valley.

Be aware the car park is closed at the moment due to the dualling of the A465. You can reach the area via walking from Clydach or by bus.

Long Distance Walks

To find more information on the listed walks, follow the links below:

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