Monmouth - Welsh Newton Common - Monmouth

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Monmouth is a historic Welsh town, very close to the English border. However, it has been part of England in the past and has held complex allegiances with both Wales and England over the five hundred years of its existence. It is located at the mouth of the River Monnow where it joins the River Wye and the walk begins by following the river upstream out of the town.

The walk then heads northwards, steadily climbing with some steeper sections, across fields at first, then through woodland, crossing the border into England and reaching a village called Welsh Newton Common. Despite the name, yes this really is England now. Look out for the old tin shed as you walk through here - this used to be the church!

Much of the walk is through forest and woodland, but when it does emerge from the trees, there are some great views over to the Black Mountains, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean and overlooking Monmouth itself.

Wales - South Wales - Monmouthshire - Wye Valley

Features

Great Views, Public Transport, River, Woodland

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