An exhilarating walk with some steep inclines and declines requiring sturdy footwear but there are fine views along the way.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Start at The Old Rectory off Bishton Road
(D/A) Start on the track with the old rectory on the right and the church on your left. Climb the stile and follow fingerpost direction along fence line reaching another stile, continue over the stile a short distance to a waymarking post.
(1) Follow waymarks uphill to a stile, cross the stile and follow path downhill alongside woodland to a stile and small footbridge. Cross bridge and head uphill, following waymarks around the woodland edge to the stile. Cross stile follow waymarks towards large beech trees and on to stile leading into Llanwern Park Woodland.
(2) Cross the stile and follow the path that winds through woodland towards Llanwern Park Farm.
(3) Follow access road downhill for approximately 100 metres, then bear left at waymark post towards Bishton road. Follow the road to the left until you reach St Mary’s church.
(4) Walk through the churchyard to a stile at the rear of the church and follow waymark arrows across a series of footbridges.
(5) At the third footbridge, head diagonally across the field towards the steelworks, and follow the path adjacent to the railway line to a roadside stile. From here walk 50 metres along the road to a stile in the hedgerow, leading back to the church and the start.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 46ft - St Calwaladr's Church
1 : mi 0.31 - alt. 69ft - Waymarking post
2 : mi 0.93 - alt. 177ft - Llanwern Park Farm
3 : mi 1.4 - alt. 92ft - Access road
4 : mi 1.95 - alt. 36ft - St Mary’s church
5 : mi 2.49 - alt. 33ft - Footbridge
D/A : mi 3.11 - alt. 43ft - St Calwaladr's Church
Limited parking adjacent to Bishton Church.
Look out for the distinct Llanwern Hill Circular Walk Waymark Disc.
Please be advised route descriptions may alter as improvements are made to footpath structures along these routes
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Llanwern House was the home of Lord Rhondda of Llanwern, (David Alfred Thomas), who was Food Controller during the First World War. It was demolished in the 1950s, although the site, on a hill overlooking the parish church is still visible and the parkland intact. D. A. Thomas is buried in the graveyard of the tiny church.
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Look out for the distinct Langstone-Penhow Circular Walk Waymark Disc.
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Look out for the distinct Redwick Circular Walk Waymark Disc.
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