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Walk 72 A Llanthony Valley Challenge

Date: Sunday 17th March
Meeting Point: Llanthony Priory 
Grid Ref: SO 288278

Times: 9am to 6pm
Distance: 18 miles
Ascent: 3000ft
Leader: Mike Jones
Price: £8.50

A challenging walk for the final day of the Festival - a full circuit of the Llanthony Valley from the Priory. The initial steep climb is west out of the valley to Bal Bach and then heading north along the ridge to Rhos Dirion. Now heading east along the northern escarpment of the Black Mountains, with views into the Wye Valley, via Twmpa and Hay Bluff, then south along Offa's Dyke Path, before a steep descent to the 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.
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Llanthony Priory
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