High Cloud is a walkers dream. The Llangovan Circular Walk is 5 miles long and can be joined straight from the Farm Paths are good, can be muddy in fields and orchards, few gradual slopes. The footpath goes past a Mott and Bailey near the 16th century farm of Old Trecastle. The cider apple orchards at Springfield Cider extend to 100 acres. Large areas have been set aside toencourage wildlife habitat, and the orchard of east side of the brook lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Click on this Raglan Local Walks for map and directions.
The links below will guide you through numerous walks of every length featuring heritage sites, history, countryside, ruins, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife, but mostly peace and tranquility – in fact something for everyone who simply likes to be outdoors operating under their own steam.
Clytha Estate Circular Walks
Walks include a BARRIER-FREE circuit of 2 km for pushchairs or wheelchairs. This website also covers walks to peak of Sugarloaf and in Usk valley. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article
Wye Valley Heritage Walks
Wye Valley Heritage Walks: Three loops off the Wye Valley with particular focus on history & heritage.
The Angidy Trail: 5 Mile Circular Walk along Tintern’s Angidy Valley.
Picturesque Piercefield: 6 Mile Walk through Piercefield Park, near Chepstow.
Wordsworth Walk: 3 Mile Circular Walk around Llandogo.
Tread and Trot Trails
Tread & Trot Trails: The following three walks are designed for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Tintern Hidden Histories: 11 mile walk (or trot, or cycle!) around Tintern & the Angiddy Valley
Dingestow Discoveries: 5.5 mile walk/cycle/horse-ride around Rural Monmouthshire near Monmouth.
Whitestone, Whitebrook & the Wye: 14 ½ mile walk/cycle/horse-ride around the scenic Wye Valley.
(Tread and Trot www.treadandtrottrails.co.uk )
12 Easy Walks
12 Easy Walks in the Wye Valley & Forest of Dean: A dozen specially developed short walks suitable for anyone who wants to explore the Wye Valley between at a gentle pace. Several of these are based in, or very close to, Monmouthshire – download the route guides here:
Land & Legends
Land & Legends Circular Trails: Discover the history and legends associated with Monmouthshire in these two specially produced trails:
Great Tre-Rhew – Whitecastle Circular Trail
Tintern – Penterry Circular Walk
Mitchel Troy Walks: Five Walks looping around towns near to Monmouth. They are as follows:
Chepstow Countryside Walks: Three circular walks across the villages & countryside just outside Chepstow, with an emphasis on the fascinating local history of the areas.
Battles, Boats & Bunkers: A walk around Mathern & St. Pierre
Parkland & Palaces: A walk around Mathern & Wyelands
A Paper Trail Through the Woods: A walk around Pwllmeyric & Great Barnets Walk
MonmouthpediA Food Trail: Discover the culinary treats of Monmouth with a Food Trail around the town.
Town Walks: Fully explore and appreciate the towns of the Vale of Usk with the following walks:
Abergavenny ‘Trails and Tales’: A family walk around Abergavenny.
Raglan Local Walks: Three circular walks in and around the village of Raglan, from 1.5m to 3.5m. This features the walks beside our farm, being Llangovan Circular walk and 2 Llandenny walks. Print your own maps from the website.
Usk Walks: Twenty-one walks in and around the town of Usk, from 2 miles to 14 miles.
Wentwood Forest: Discover the Oldest Ancient Forest in Wales with this brochure on routes, facilities & history of Wentwood.
Circle of legends
The Circle of Legends: At Tintern Old Station you’ll find six lifesize sculptures representing mythical or historical characters from Monmouthshire’s past. Each has a trail attached which enables you to explore the legends and the countryside that inspired them. The walks are of varying length (not always short!) and are as follows:
- Geoffrey: 1.75 mile walk around Monmouth. Suitable for all ages & disabilities.
- Offa: Strenuous 5 mile walk around Tintern and the Wye Valley.
Severnside Heritage Trails: Three walks celebrating our Southern Towns on the Gwent Levels.
Caldicot: Castles & Countryside
Rogiet: Around Rogiet & The Railways
Further walks are on www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/home/explore-and-enjoy/things-to-do-2/walks-and-trails
CYCLES for HIRE in the Forest of Dean www.pedalabikeaway.co.uk and www.deanforestccles.co.uk
- Cycling in Wentwood – their trails are accessible by foot, horse or by cycling
For circuits by river boat and excursions by kayak or canoe, and Day Out for kids, see page ACTIVITIES and EVENTS