Usk Valley Walk

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Start: Caerleon
Distance: 48 miles (77 km)
Grid Ref: ST341903
Climbing: 1,615 metres
Walk time: 20-24 hours
Days: 3-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Usk Valley Walk is a long distance footpath which follows some of the course of the River Usk and runs from a start point at Caerleon, not far upstream from the rivermouth at Uskmouth, south of Newport, up the river valley, with some interesting detours, to Brecon in the north. It passes from Roman Caerleon uphill, climbing the Wentwood ridge, to descend into gentle dairy pastureland, visiting the riverside towns of Usk and Abergavenny, where it enters the Brecon Beacons National Park, follows the towpath of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, bypassing Crickhowell where it climbs again providing views of the Black Mountains falling back to the canal towpath again. Just after Llangynidr it climbs again towards Talybont Reservoir with fine views of the highest part of the Brecon Beacons on the way. Passing below the reservoir the route climbs towards Talybont Forest rejoining the canal at Pencelli. The route ends at Brecon.

Useful Links:
Contours Guided Walk
HF Holidays Guided Walk
Long Distance Walkers Association

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