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
Birds, Castle, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Play Area, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
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