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Walking Lodge Hill Circular Walk ( Download : )
Lodge Hill Circular Walk
distance 3mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -361ft Durée 1h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Caerleon - Newport

Lodge Hill Circular Walk in Caerleon. Mostly rural paths with some stiles and kissing gates. Some steep sections. Spectacular views from the high ground over the River Usk and the City of Newport. Look out for the distinct Lodge Hill Circular Walk Waymark Disc.

distance 8.94mi Vertical gain +1115ft Vertical drop -1093ft Durée 5h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Langstone - Newport

Mostly rural paths with some stiles, kissing gates and steep climbs with fantastic views over Wentwood and surrounding countryside.

Look out for the distinct Langstone-Penhow Circular Walk Waymark Disc.

Llanwern Hill Circular Walk
distance 3.11mi Vertical gain +141ft Vertical drop -144ft Durée 1h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bishton - Newport

An exhilarating walk with some steep inclines and declines requiring sturdy footwear but there are fine views along the way.

distance 2.99mi Vertical gain +312ft Vertical drop -312ft Durée 1h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rogerstone - Newport

A refreshing walk following the surfaced towpaths of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal with some steep steps,
stiles and uneven field paths further along requiring sturdy footwear.

Walking Gwent Levels Circular Walk ( Download : )
distance 9.3mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -13ft Durée 4h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nash (Newport) - Newport

NewportWetlands Reserve is a nationally important haven for wildlife and is a designated National Nature Reserve. There is an amazing variety of wild birds, wildlife and flora.

An exhilarating mostly level walk on hard surface paths around the reserve. Generally flat rural footpaths with stiles and gates to negotiate as you leave the reserve. Walkers are encouraged to find an alternative route between point 2 and 3 during the nesting season.

Walking Rhiwderin Circular Walk ( Download : )
distance 4.26mi Vertical gain +636ft Vertical drop -614ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Graig - Newport

Mostly rural paths, woodland tracks with some steep climbs, stiles and gates to negotiate. Enjoy great views over the rolling countryside around Machen. Look out for the distinct Rhiwderin Circular Walk Waymark Disc.

Walking Magor Caldicot Levels ( Download : )
distance 6.15mi Vertical gain +20ft Vertical drop -20ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Magor with Undy - Wales

An easy circular walk starting and finishing in the village of Magor, Monmouthshire; taking in the village of Redwick, the Caldicot Levels and the Wales Coastal Path. Follows relatively quiet country lanes and farm tracks plus along the sea wall following the WCP. Very flat!

Walking Redwick Circular Walk ( Download : )
distance 4.88mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Redwick - Newport

A pleasant mix of rural footpaths and a refreshing coastal walk. Many stiles and narrow footbridges to cross, however, fields can be very muddy throughout winter. Limited car parking opposite Redwick Church.

Look out for the distinct Redwick Circular Walk Waymark Disc.

Walking Castleton Circular Walk ( Download : )
distance 7mi Vertical gain +361ft Vertical drop -371ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Marshfield - Newport

Mostly rural paths with some stiles and kissing gates with spectacular views over the Gwent Levels and Severn Estuary. Roadside parking in Castleton.

Look out for the distinct Castleton Circular Walk Waymark Disc.

distance 5.59mi Vertical gain +341ft Vertical drop -331ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Michaelstone-y-Fedw - Newport

Michaelstone-y-Fedw Circular Walk. Rural footpaths through woodland and pasture with some steep sections.
Stiles and gates to negotiate. Look out for the distinct Michaelstone-y-Fedw Circular Walk Waymark Disc.

distance 6.78mi Vertical gain +584ft Vertical drop -584ft Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Michaelstone-y-Fedw - Newport

The Rhymney River Walk is a seven-mile circular walk around the lower Rhymney Valley.The short climbs through dappled woodland reward the walker with panoramic views of the valley floor and archaeological heritage of the area.

Walking Tintern’s Hidden History ( Download : )
distance 10.84mi Vertical gain +1516ft Vertical drop -1539ft Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devauden - Monmouthshire

The route is a mixture of green lanes, forestry tracks and tarmac lanes. There are steep uphill climbs out of Tintern on either side of the Angidy Valley. The route is way-marked. Look out for these along the way. Numbers on the map relate to numbers in the text. You can start at any point and go in either direction (these directions follow a clockwise route). This route links up with the northern Wye Valley trail, Whitestone, Whitebrook and the Wye.

Walking Picturesque Piercefield ( Download : )
distance 8.58mi Vertical gain +1378ft Vertical drop -1362ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chepstow - Monmouthshire

Follow in the footsteps of the Wye Tourists and discover the picturesque viewpoints of Piercefield Park. These walks take you across the Piercefield Estate, retracing the paths laid out in the 1750s by Valentine Morris, the owner of Piercefield.

Walking The Lancaut Peninsular ( Download : )
distance 6.08mi Vertical gain +709ft Vertical drop -712ft Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chepstow - Monmouthshire

Follow the path above limestone cliffs where peregrines nest, to the lost medieval village of Lancaut and the ruins of St James’ church.

Walking Angidy Trail ( Download : )
distance 3.84mi Vertical gain +525ft Vertical drop -531ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tintern - Monmouthshire

Follow the Angidy Trail and discover Tintern’s hidden industry – the furnace, forge and wireworks, the workers’ cottages, limekilns, tidal dock and church where generations of metal workers were baptised, married and buried.

Walking Brockweir ( Download : )
distance 2.33mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tintern - Monmouthshire

A figure of eight walk centred on the delightful village of Brockweir. The walk is mainly level along the Wye Valley on old railway tracks, the riverbank and minor roads, part in Wales and part in Gloucestershire.

distance 14.44mi Vertical gain +1355ft Vertical drop -1345ft Durée 7h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

Explore our fabulous Monmouthshire countryside. Enjoy riverside views beside the Wye and discover hidden heritage along the way.

Walking Whitestone ( Download : )
distance 2.06mi Vertical gain +223ft Vertical drop -203ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

There is a gentle uphill incline near the start of this mainly level woodland walk. There are stunning views down into the Wye Valley and a stop at the waterfall that may have been the sounding cataract, in Wordsworth’s ‘Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey’.

Walking Trellech Beacon ( Download : )
distance 3.12mi Vertical gain +348ft Vertical drop -341ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

A circular route on Trellech Beacon with stunning views to the Wye Valley below and the Forest of Dean, Malverns and Cotswolds in the distance.

Walking Dingestow Discoveries ( Download : )
distance 5.47mi Vertical gain +650ft Vertical drop -633ft Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mitchel Troy - Monmouthshire

Enjoy spectacular views towards the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, keep your eyes peeled for lots of wonderful wildlife, and discover hidden heritage along the way.

Walking Wordsworth Walk ( Download : )
distance 2.05mi Vertical gain +663ft Vertical drop -653ft Durée 1h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

Through riverside meadows and along village tracks, climbing in the footsteps of William Wordsworth to the Bread and Cheese viewpoint and Cleddon Shoots waterfall.

distance 3.18mi Vertical gain +407ft Vertical drop -404ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wraxall and Failand - North Somerset

A short walk in Somerset to the southwest of Bristol. The circular toute includes the village of Wraxall and also provides the opportunity to explore the grounds and parkland of the National Trust's Tyntesfield.

Walking Kings Weston Down ( Download : )
distance 2.98mi Vertical gain +190ft Vertical drop -184ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

Walk passing by Iron Age Hill Fort, Echo Gate, Arbutus walk, Kingsweston Down and wildflower meadows.

Walking Castle Walk ( Download : )
distance 0.77mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -98ft Durée 0h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

Built in 1795 for John Scandret Harford by William Paty. A solid, simple design placed on a rise so as to appear bigger. Harford was responsible for commissioning landscape architect Humphrey Repton and thereafter, architect John Nash who designed the Orangery, Dairy and nearby Blaise Hamlet. More ornate additions representing a Greek classical influence were made to both the exterior and interior of the house from 1832-3 by C R Cockerell on instruction from J S Harford Jnr.

Walking Gorge Walk ( Download : )
distance 1.12mi Vertical gain +121ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

The gorge is at its deepest below Lover’s Leap. You can see massive cliffs of steeply tilted white Carboniferous Limestone. It is difficult to see exactly how the Gorge was formed. It would have been directly influenced by the most recent Ice Age up to 100,000 years ago.

distance 1.53mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -108ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

The Church of St Mary the Virgin dates back to 1093, with various rebuilding over the years until an extensive refurbishment in 1878. Look out for two notable graves; an obelisk memorial to the Egyptologist Amelia Edwards and coloured head and foot stones of ‘Scipio Africanus’, a negro slave.

Walking Rhododendron Walk ( Download : )
distance 2.44mi Vertical gain +289ft Vertical drop -312ft Durée 1h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

Passing by Goram’s Chair, Tarn Lake, Beech Cathedral, Lily Pond, Rhododendron Walk, Rustic Lodge, Woodman’s Cottage.

distance 2.49mi Vertical gain +249ft Vertical drop -246ft Durée 1h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

A moderate walk suitable for a family with older children but unsuitable for wheels. Takes you through quieter parts of the Blaise estate and Henbury gold course.

distance 2.81mi Vertical gain +928ft Vertical drop -925ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llantilio Pertholey - Monmouthshire

The Skirrid (Ysgyryd Fawr) is a solitary hill rising from the countryside to the east of Abergavenny. This walk takes the most direct route to the summit and includes a steep ascent. The return route takes through pleasat woodland on the western flank of the hill.

distance 1.55mi Vertical gain +768ft Vertical drop -0ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llanfoist Fawr - Monmouthshire

This Monmouthshire walk offers a short and direct ascent of the Sugar Loaf, which lies a few miles west of Abergavenny. The route is generally easy to follow and should be saved for a fine day as the views from the summit are excellent in fine weather.

A walk in the woods - The Wye Valley
distance 6.67mi Vertical gain +1122ft Vertical drop -1129ft Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

A route through woodland on clear wide tracks.

Walking Puddingstone and pub trail ( Download : )
distance 3.37mi Vertical gain +623ft Vertical drop -620ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

A walk uncovering Penallt’s hidden millstone industry. With some steep steps, uphill sections and uneven paths. Best enjoyed in spring and early summer when the bluebells and wildflower meadows are at their peak. This walk takes you to a millstone quarry, to the riverside where millstones were loaded onto trows and passes two pubs where you can enjoy a glass of local cider!

Walking Durdham Down ( Download : )
distance 2.22mi Vertical gain +154ft Vertical drop -154ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

It is 150 years since The Clifton and Durdham Downs (Bristol) Act, 1861 secured the Downs as a place of recreation for us all – forever. This trail and a second trail exploring the Promenade and Observatory Hill celebrate this anniversary and explore the rich and fascinating history of the Downs.

distance 15.09mi Vertical gain +3320ft Vertical drop -3589ft Durée 9h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llangattock - Powys

This route takes us across the River Usk and through Crickhowell, up Table Mountain to visit Crug Hywel (fort), over the Grwyne Fechan valley, up to Crug Mawr and down into Grwyne Fawr valley. It passes Partrishow Church, parts of which date from before 1065. Then it's a climb up Garn Wen and Bâl Bach before dropping down to Llantony and the Prior.

Walking Clifton Down ( Download : )
distance 1.44mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -141ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

It is 150 years since The Clifton and Durdham Downs (Bristol) Act, 1861 secured the Downs as a place of recreation for us all – forever. This trail and a second trail exploring Durdham Down celebrate this anniversary and explore the rich and fascinating history of the Downs.

Walking Sandford Wood and Batch ( Download : )
distance 3.61mi Vertical gain +597ft Vertical drop -594ft Durée 2h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

From Railway Inn, the walk includes 3 short but stiff climbs, plus 3 stiles. First climbing up Sanford Hill, Lyncombe Hill and Mendip Trail to Sandford Quarry. It later follows a track past site of a Roman Villa before descending to Railway Inn.

Walking Wimberry from Mile End ( Download : )
distance 2.69mi Vertical gain +282ft Vertical drop -279ft Durée 1h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Coleford (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

Starting at Mile End in the Forest of Dean visit the magical old quarries that have been reclaimed by nature. If you mooch about here you may find an old WW2 firing range used by the home guard. Continue down the valley where you may see old mines, then turn sharp right by a high old stone wall. The narrow path takes you back up to Perch Enclosure with magnificent pine trees. Take the loop around, past the old campsite and back onto the track where you started.

Walking Head for the Hillforts ( Download : )
distance 7.72mi Vertical gain +1283ft Vertical drop -1257ft Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in English Bicknor - Gloucestershire

Follow in the footsteps of the Wye Tourists down to the Wye. Cross the river at the Biblins visiting Little Doward Hillfort, King Arthur’s Cave and New Weir Forge. Return on the hand ferry at Symonds Yat West.

Walking Symonds Yat ( Download : )
distance 2.85mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Whitchurch - Herefordshire

A circular walk on good surfaces, mainly level along the beautiful Wye Valley at Symonds Yat.

Circular walk in Mendip Hill
distance 3.91mi Vertical gain +561ft Vertical drop -548ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shipham - Somerset

Walk through Rowberrow Warren which is a beautiful woodland, set on a hillside with large paths.

Walking English Bicknor ( Download : )
distance 3.55mi Vertical gain +499ft Vertical drop -528ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in English Bicknor - Gloucestershire

Dramatic cliffs, superb views and riverside walking with a wrapping of internationally protected woodlands and sprinkling of industrial ruins.

Walking Mills, Hills and Manors ( Download : )
distance 5.02mi Vertical gain +945ft Vertical drop -938ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Walford - Herefordshire

Through woodlands on tracks and pathways climbing to the ancient Chase Hill iron age hill fort with fine views to Goodrich Castle and the Wye Valley.

distance 17.65mi Vertical gain +3396ft Vertical drop -2963ft Durée 11h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Talybont-on-Usk - Powys

The route goes from YHA to YHA but essentially follows the Brecon Beacons Way going west-to-east. This section goes through a Site of Special Scientific Interest as it passes Llangorse Lake (Lyn Syfaddan). Formed in the Ice Age, it is one of the few naturally eutrophic lakes in Wales and is of national if not international importance.