Monmouth Walkers are Welcome

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.

Thomas Jefferson


Updated 05 March 2018

Details of meeting points/times/distances/route are all sent out to our email distribution list approximately 2 weeks prior to each walk. The same information will also appear on our facebook page and twitter feed. 

2018 Programme

Saturday 13 January 2018     

The Redbrook walk: about 8 miles with a couple of fairly stiff but shortish climbs. Quite muddy in places. Good for dogs - they can join us in the pub.  Coffee stop at the churchyard high above the river, then on the river in ‘The Boat’ at Redbrook about noon for lunch.  Finish back in Monmouth about 3pm.

Saturday 10 February 2018

Trellech & Harold’s Stones: This dog friendly walk leads out of Trellech towards Tintern. Forest tracks then take you past Cleddon Bog and through Ninewells Wood to Catbrook Village Green. Footpaths and lanes lead to Cleddon Shoots waterfall, from where you return past Cleddon Hall along the path to Cotland and the lane to Trellech.  It is a generally flat walk of about 6.5 miles (10km) with few stiles that makes use of woodland cart tracks and heathland, there are some spectacular views along the way!

Saturday 10 March 2018

Blorenge: An 8 mile (12.9km) lateral walk on top of The Blorenge, the highest point being the Beacon at 1840ft. (561metres).

Starting and finishing at 'Keepers Pond'.

This walk has 2 unique features.

  1. For part of the walk we will be walking on a path through an ancient peat bog, formed around 12,000 years ago in high latitudes after the glaciers retreated at the end of the Ice Age.
  2. This walk has no gates or stiles, so it’s good for dogs - but be aware that sheep run freely here. The views are truly spectacular from all angles. Sturdy boots that are waterproof would be a good idea.

We shall be starting from Monnow Bridge at 09.30 with a car share & be back in Monmouth by 2pm – more details to follow.

Saturday 14 April 2018

Buckholt Wood:

Start from Shire Hall, Monmouth at 10.00am on Saturday 14th April 2018.

 Lead by Gray Thomas with Dave Scaysbrook.

Distance  about 6.5miles  (10km)
With a climb of 600ft  (180metres).
Allow 3.5 hours

Don't forget your camera, there are some truly spectacular views!

 From Agincourt Square we go up Castle Hill, cross Tibbs Bridge over the River Monnow, then over Vauxhall Fields to Inglis Bridge. Cross and travel north up Osbaston Road past Great Osbaston House and over the fields to Manson Lane, then up into Buckholt Woods for our coffee break.

Return south past Manson Farm, over the fields through a vineyard, past a hydroelectric scheme to Forge Road. Then return to Agincourt Square via Inglis Bridge. 

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Saturday 12 May 2018

Wynd Cliff and 365 steps: Just over 10kms/6.5 miles from the Upper Wyndcliff Car Park (51.6720,  -2.6897) which is about half a mile up the side road on the right of the A466 (Chepstow Road) between Tintern and St Arvans.

The 365 steps are at the start of the walk and whilst the top section is probably not dog friendly (a metal ladder construction) there is an alternative route from the car park and we can all join together at the top.

- 3 ascents and 1 steep descent worthy of note.

- 16 or so gates and a host of stiles all of which are dog friendly.

- A combination of paths, bridleways and a short section of very quite road.

- A mixture of woodland and farmland with great views of the River Wye and the Estuary with both Severn Crossings.

- Tintern Abbey, 2 medieval churches (1 derelict), and a weather station.  (with thanks to Di & Pete)

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Evening walk Brockweir to Tintern Abbey for the Museum of the Moon

Saturday 9 June 2018

Kingswood / Dingestow

Saturday 14 July

Black Habits / Black Deeds

Saturday 11 August

Death of Stereo

Saturday 25 August

Challenge walk

August Bank Holiday Monday 27 August

Kymin + BBQ

Saturday 8 September

Malverns with Abergavenny WaW

Saturday 13 October


Saturday / Sunday 4/5 November

WWI commemoration

Saturday / Sunday 10/11 November

WWI commemoration

Saturday 8 December

Christmas Lunch walk