Crickhowell - Llangattock - Dardy - Crickhowell

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The walk starts in the small country town of Crickhowell and on the circular walk you not only take in glorious border scenery but reminders of a very rich history.

The walk starts by passing through the grounds of the 13th Century Norman castle, Alisby's Castle. After following the River Usk back upstream you come to the stone bridge that with 13 arches spans the river.

Built in 1706, its parapets make it a great viewing point. Next you reach the ancient 12th Century church at Llangattock, St Catwg's. Above Llangattock you join the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, which was finally completed in 1812. Along the canal stretch you will not only have glorious views of the surrounding Black Mountains but reminders that the canal was once an industrial artery. Note the old wharves and limekilns. Iron ore, coal and limestone once moved along these peaceful waters instead of today's pleasure craft. Heading back into the town centre, don't miss a treat in one of the town's eating places or the chance to browse in the unusual shops.

Wales - South Wales - Brecon - Black Mountains

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Birds, Castle, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Play Area, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
05/08/2017 - Philip Horn

Myself and a couple of colleagues completed this walk in July 2017. Instruction 9/10, the pub appears to have been converted into a house and the metal bridge is now a standard road bridge over a small stream. Therefore at the end of the road, just turn right and up the hill. Instruction 11. The steep descent is approx 10ft, from the top of the wall to the bottom and completed using stone slabs set diagonally in the wall. We felt it rather dangerous especially in the wet (it was raining!!) and you cannot see where you are placing your feet. You might consider whether it might be best to complete the walk in reverse, so you can climb rather than descend this particular stone stile.

12/09/2015 - Stephen Harris

Walked this first week of September 2015. An absolutely fabulous walk with lots of interest and very easy. Just a point to note, after crossing the road and entering the field you go through a gate. Then about halfway between this and what looks like a white house, turn right to cross the bridge. Excellent walk, recommended. Parking was quite inexpensive, a couple of pounds or so for 2 hours. 9/10.

24/08/2010 - Debra Richardson

Did this walk in August 2010. Very easy to follow directions. Stopped at Bridge End pub right by Crickhowell bridge which has a nice little beer garden overlooking the bridge and served good coffee. Enjoyed the second part of the walk much more when it joins the canal. Very picturesque, and lovely views to the right over towards Table Mountain. Saw buzzard near golf course.

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