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Walk 34 A Walk through Tolkien’s Shire

Date: Monday 27th February
Meeting Point: CRiC
Times: 10.30am to 2.30pm
Distance: 6 miles
Ascent: 700 ft

Leader: Julian Stedman
Price: £6.50
Sponsored by: Glan y Dwr Bed and Breakfast

Crickhowell is thought to be the inspiration for 'Crickhollow’ village in J.R.R. Tolkien’s book “The Hobbit”. You can see why Tolkien may have been inspired by this delightful walk. We start by walking beside the River Usk then up through woods and down to the babbling Grwyne river which we follow upstream past Llangenny.  Our return takes us across high fields with broader views of the Usk Valley and Brecon Beacons before following the Cumbeth stream down to Crickhowell. Complimentary tea and cakes at Glan y Dwr on our return to Crickhowell.

This walk is featured in the booklet Cracking Walks around Crickhowell (Easy and Moderate walks) available from CRiC

Directions to Start
CRiC - the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre - is situated on the A40 in the centre of Crickhowell. The PostCode is NP8 1BN.There is a public Pay and Display car park immediately behind the CRiC building, which is accessed from Greenhill Way, by the Fire Station.
Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre. (CRiC) CWF HQ
Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre. (CRiC) CWF HQ NP8 1BN
Beaufort Street