Walk 84 A wood of stones, a strawberry and an iron age fort

Date: Sunday 15th March
Meeting Point: Queen's Head Walkers Car Park,
​Grid Ref: SO 311221

Times: 2pm to 5pm
Distance: 5 miles
Ascent: 1200ft
Leader: Ferne Davies
Price: £6.50

Explore the area between the Honddu and the Grwyne Fawr and visit a Wood of Stones (with trees!) and a 2000 year old hill fort with great views and a dash of Strawberry on the way! A little bit of a climb to the hill fort, but otherwise easy walking. We set off along the Honddu to Strawberry Cottage before heading west over the lower reaches of the shoulder of Bryn Arw, then through Coed-y-Cerrig (Wood of Stones), a National Nature Reserve, followed by the climb up to Y Gaer, the hill fort. The return is quite steeply down a lane.

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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