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Brown castle motif and name on white discThree Castles Walk (Monmouthshire)


32 km / 20 miles
A route on the borderlands of England and Wales connecting the three Norman fortresses of Skenfrith, White Castle and Grosmont that formed a defensive line and regulated trade routes. The Walk passes through undulating countryside with hidden valleys and secluded and historic farmhouses in a landscape of mixed farming where hedgerows and small woods have survived to keep the area rich in wildlife.


Waymark: Brown castle motif and name on white disc
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Brown castle motif and name on white disc
Attributes: Challenging
Start and Finish: SO457202 - Skenfrith, Monmouthshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 1991
Web Sites: Visit Monmouthshire - Three Castles Walk Guardian - Three Welsh fortresses

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External download Three Castles Walk  (Visit Monmouthshire  - 2019 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 161
OS Landranger Active 161
OS Explorer 13, 14, 189
OS Explorer Active 13, 14, 189
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Route Profile:

31.7 km (19.7 miles)
1,086 m (3,563 ft) ascent
389 m (1,276 ft)  maximum height

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