Usk - Conigar Walk - Cwm Cayo - Park Wood - Usk Castle - Usk

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The County of Gwent (Monmouthshire) is one of great variety. These five walks have been planned to introduce you to the wealth of variety on offer. This short and easy walk is very varied and not to be rushed. The first part along the Conigar Walk is good for birdwatching. We saw mallards and goosanders when we walked it, but there are usually herons and also kingfishers. The walk up through Cwm Cayo is peaceful and very pretty, while Park Wood is rich in woodland birdlife. A visit to the ruins of Usk Castle is interesting and a good end to the walk. Walk 4157 explores the countryside in the middle of the county. The route takes you right round Llandegfedd Reservoir and will be of great interest to birdwatchers. Walk 4159 explores one of the ancient woods to be found in the Wye Valley. Walk 4160 goes to the north of the county to sample the delights of woods, water and mountains. Walk 4161 visits the south of the county to spend time watching birds along the coastal and wetland areas along the estuary.

Wales - South Wales - Monmouthshire - River Walk


Birds, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/2/2021 - lee kersaw

Warning re extending the walk as the tunnel (mentioned in Philip's feedback below) is now sealed.

2/18/2012 - Vicki Morse

Did this walk on Tuesday with the family. Fantastic walk, lots to see, great history to be learnt. Usk castle is definitely worth a visit and there is a blue plaque walk around the town to see some important buildings - walk routes are also available from the folk museum. There is also a very important saint that is buried in St Mary's church yard! We will definitely be doing this walk again.

3/13/2010 - Philip Wright

Brilliant walk. If you have more time at the end of the walk instead of turning right when joining the main road from the drive from Usk Castle (which is well worth a visit)turn left instead, away fom Usk. Shortly after crossing an old railway bridge turn left, through a gate, and decend steps to the old railway line. This line has now been made into an excellant nature walk which will take you through a tunnel (torch required)and crosses the B4598 and the River Usk to Usk Island carpark and toilets alongside the A472. A lesiurely stroll past the picnic site takes you back to WP2 and Usk.

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