Walk 80 Back on the Beer Trail

Date: Sunday 15th March
Meeting Point: Llanthony Priory 
Grid Ref: SO 288278
Times: 10am to 4pm
Distance: 12 miles
Ascent: 2000ft
Leader: Andy Johns
Price: £8.50


From the magnificent ruin of the 12th Century Augustinian Priory, we follow the lower slopes on the west side of the valley to Cwmyoy to visit the unique St. Martin's Church (its tower leans more crazily than Pisa!). We then ascend Cwm Iau onto Hatterall Hill to follow the Beacons Way, with some of the finest views in all Wales, before descending the ancient Monks' Beer Trail back to Llanthony for refreshments at the Priory Hotel.

Directions to Start
Allow 1 hour from CRiC. From the front of CRiC take A40 towards Abergavenny and turn immediately left after the Fire Station up Greenhill Way. Then right at mini- roundabout. Follow the road for 3½ miles until, on a right bend, you come to a sign for Llanthony along a very narrow lane. Turn left here (effectively straight on!) and continue, following the signs. At first T junction turn right and at “major” intersection (five ways) take third exit (signposted Cwmyoy, Llanthony etc). At next t junction turn left and follow road for 5 miles to turning, right, signposted to Llanthony Priory. Park in public car park.
 
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