Walk 47 Drovers' Revenge

Date: Wednesday 11th March
Meeting Point: Queen’s Head Walkers’ Car Park
Grid Ref: SO 311222
Time: 10am to 2pm
Distance: 6 miles
Ascent: 1000ft  
Leader: Mark Davis & Emma Harrison
Price: £ 6.50

Sponsored By: Glanpant and the Star Bunkhouse

We will seek out features in the landscape that indicate a droving route that once led to Abergavenny. The mixed terrain will include the upland ridges favoured by some drovers, a ruined remote droving inn and the hollow ways that drovers used to come off the uplands. We will explore droving practices and the things that impacted their choice of route. The walk will visit an ancient hill fort and the site of infamous murder. Mark Davis will be talking about drovers on Tuesday at the Scout Hall.

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Directions to start
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 3.5 miles until, on a right bend, you come to a sign for Llanthony along a very narrow lane. Ignore this direction, instead bear right (equally narrow) signposted Fforest 1¼ and follow for 1.25 miles to a T junction.  Turn left and follow for 0.3 mile to a five-way intersection, take fourth exit (signposted Cwmyoy, Llanthony etc).  At next T junction turn left, The Queen’s Head pub is on your right after 300 yards and the car park just after it on the left. To obtain directions from another location, click on the map below, then click on Directions and add your starting location.

From the front of CRiC, take A40 for 6 miles to Abergavenny. Follow road through town to T- junction with traffic-lights at Esso garage. Turn left and follow for 2 miles to another T- junction.  Turn left onto A465 and after 2 miles, turn left into Llanvihangel Crucorney. Pass Skirrid Inn and turn left.  At foot of hill, bear left (signposted Llanthony) and follow for 1.4 miles to The Queen’s Head pub on your right.  The car park is just after it on the left.

Queen's Head Walkers Car Park
Queen's Head Walkers Car Park SO 311221