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Walk 24 Beacons Way Day 1 - Skirrid to Llanthony

Date: Monday 11th March
Meeting Point: Llanthony Priory for bus to start
Grid Ref: SO 288278 
Times: 9am to 4:30pm    
Distance: 10 miles
Ascent: 3300ft
Leader:  Paul Wyatt 


This walk commences with an ascent of the Skirrid mountain with magnficent views across the Usk Valley and Black Mountains. We descend via fields to Llanvihangel Crucorney with an interesting historic house and church. The path then crosses the railway line and ascends to an iron age hill fort where we plan to stop for a lunch break. Then, we continue upwards to join the Offa's Dyke ridge path before descending via the beer trail to Llanthony Priory.

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.
Llanthony Priory
Llanthony Priory SO 289278