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Walk 02 Steam, Lime and Revolution

Date: Saturday 9th March
Meeting Point: CRiC for bus to start

Times: 9am to 4.30pm
Distance: 14 miles
Ascent: 2000ft
Leader: Duncan Forbes


Starting from the old steam railway in Pontsticill, which opened in the 1850’s, we will follow in the footsteps of the Chartists across open country without paths to the Chartists' Cave where the Chartists who marched on Newport were believed to have stored their weapons in the 1840s. From there we will cross country to the Llangattock escarpments where limestone was quarried in the 18th and 19th centuries with stunning views over the Usk Valley (weather permitting!) and down to the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal before finishing in Crickhowell. Not much climbing but tough terrain with just the odd sheep track to help us.

Directions to Start
CRiC - the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre - is situated on the A40 in the centre of Crickhowell. The Post Code 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. At the weekends a voluntary donation allows you to use the School Car Park. Continue along the A40 to the Shell Petrol Station. Turn left and the school is on your right.
Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre. (CRiC) CWF HQ
Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre. (CRiC) CWF HQ NP8 1BN
Beaufort Street