Langstone-Penhow Circular Walk

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.

Technical sheet
No. 6586870
A Langstone walk posted on 20/03/21 by Trevulate. Update : 29/03/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h05[?]
Distance Distance : 8.94mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1115ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1093ft
Highest point Highest point : 722ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 82ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Langstone
Starting point Starting point : N 51.605576° / W 2.888115°
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Description

Start in a lay-by off Magor Road.

(D/A) Start at the farm gate leading to Ford Farm and follow the track past some polytunnels until you reach a fingerpost on your right. Follow the path over a stone stile and through the garden to a gate. Follow the waymarked path across a number of arable fields towards Landevaud Farm.

(1) Turn right at the road and continue for a short distance to a tarmac path between houses. Follow the road to the right, past the common and look for the fingerpost on the left. Follow the path over a number of stiles and open countryside towards Bowden’s Farm.

(2) Follow the waymarks around the farm buildings and across the road to a stile leading through Coed Wen Woodland. Follow the well-defined path through the woodland and out into the open countryside heading towards Penhow Castle. Cross the road and pick up the path through a gate and up a fairly steep farm track. Follow the waymarkers around woodland and along the edge of a quarry.

(3) Follow the path immediately to the left, over a stile and down a steep bank. Follow the path over two stiles and bear right following the track towards Whitebrook. Follow waymarks to bridge over a small stream then uphill to field gate.

(4) Follow the road uphill, look out for a fingerpost on the right leading you into Castell-prin Wood. Cross over the stile and continue along the woodland path until you reach the road.

(5) Immediately opposite is another stile, cross the stile and head diagonally through a small woodland paddock towards Holly House. Follow waymarkers directing you along the footpath, adjacent to the cottage into Wentwood Forest. Follow the well-defined path hugging the boundary of the woodland reaching a stile, cross into the field and follow the path downhill onto the lane.

(6) Follow the path to the right crossing a small fjord, looking out for a fingerpost on the left, here bear left and follow the path uphill. The path skirts around the boundary of Yew Tree Cottage and then climbs steeply through the forest to a stile. Cross the stile into open fields. Follow the path across the fields and up until you reach the country lane.

(7) Bear left and follow the lane until you reach a T-junction. At the junction turn left and follow Caerlicken lane (approximately 400 metres) until you pick up the path on your left. Walk through the gate and follow the path downhill across several fields until you get to the road. Take care crossing the road to the Foresters Oak pub.

(8) Follow the lane past the pub, and pick up the footpath to the right, leading to the church. Follow the path from the church towards the old mill and continue along the waymarked footpaths back towards Ford Farm.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 82ft - Lay-by off Magor Road
1 : mi 0.86 - alt. 187ft - Road
2 : mi 2.17 - alt. 282ft - Bowden’s Farm
3 : mi 3.84 - alt. 318ft - Stile
4 : mi 4.66 - alt. 367ft - Road uphill
5 : mi 5.03 - alt. 492ft - Stile
6 : mi 5.68 - alt. 348ft - Small fjord
7 : mi 6.53 - alt. 722ft - Caer Licyn
8 : mi 7.84 - alt. 161ft - A48
D/A : mi 8.94 - alt. 82ft - Lay-by off Magor Road

Useful Information

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

Please be advised route descriptions may alter as improvements are made to footpath structures along these routes

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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