Walk 15 Llanthony Valley Challenge

Date: Sunday 8th March
Meeting Point: Llanthony Priory 
Grid Ref: SO 288278

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

A challenging walk taking in a full circuit of the Llanthony valley from the Priory. The initial steep climb is west out of the valley to Bal Mawr 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 and then south along Offa’s Dyke Path, before a steep descent back to the Priory.

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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 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 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 and follow road for 5 miles to turning, right, signposted to Llanthony Priory. Park in public car park. To obtain directions from another location, click on the map below, then click on Directions and add your starting location.

Alternative
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 6 miles to turning, right, signposted to Llanthony Priory. Park in public car park. To obtain directions from another location, click on the map below, then click on Directions and add your starting location.
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