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Usk Valley Walk

Usk Valley Walk

Usk Valley Walk

by: Mike Wagstaff and John Wilkinson
The Usk Valley Walk is 48 miles long and runs from Caerleon, near Newport , in the south, to Brecon. The walk never strays very far away from the river and from Llanellen onwards, it utilises part of the towpath of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The highest point reached is 1000ft above sea level: the amount of ascent and descent encountered is limited to a few short, sharp climbs. From its source on Fan Foel in the Brecon Beacons National Park the River Usk flows through Brecon along a broad valley separating the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. Below Crickhowell it crosses from the county of Powys into Monmouthshire. From Abergavenny it meanders past quiet hamlets and villages; the historic market town of Usk; the former Roman fortress of Isca, now Caerleon, entering the Severn estuary at Newport.

The guide describes the route in five sections, each with clear colour maps and detailed route finding instructions. The sections are: Caerleon to Usk; Usk to Llanellen; Llanellen to Llangattock; Llangattock to Aber (Talybont); Aber (Talybont) to Brecon. Preliminary sections cover the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, and practicalities of the walk.

ISBN 9780954583200 Pages 72 (2003) 148mm x 210mm Spiral bound


Price: 7.50