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Named yellow arrowsUsk Valley Walk

Monmouthshire, Newport, Powys

77 km / 48 miles
The Walk follows the Usk valley upstream past the historic market town of Usk, via riverside, field and woodland paths and some minor roads to Abergavenny. Here it takes to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal towpath which it follows to Brecon. Mainly an easy waterside walk but there are two climbs, to the Kemeys Ridge north of Caerleon, and to Glanusk Park west of Crickhowell.


Waymark: Named yellow arrows
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named yellow arrows
Attributes: Easy
Start: ST341903 - Caerleon, Newport View on StreetMap
Finish: SO043286 - Brecon, Powys View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Visit Monmouthshire - Usk Valley Walk Brecon Beacons Park Society - Treks and Trails Long Distance Walks in South Wales Usk Valley Walk [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Usk Valley Walk  (Walking Pages  - 2003 )


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 160, 161, 171
OS Landranger Active 160, 161, 171
OS Explorer 12, 13, 152
OS Explorer Active 12, 13, 152

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
< 1 km
38 km
Walkers are Welcome
2 km
39 km
Walkers are Welcome
1 km
50 km
Bunk House
2 km
58 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
64 km

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Route Profile:

80.0 km (49.7 miles)
1,774 m (5,820 ft) ascent
311 m (1,020 ft)  maximum height

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