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Pontypool Group

We are the Pontypool Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

Meet at Byefield Lane car park in Abergavenny for a walk along the river to Llanfoist where we will meet those wanting only a 6 mile walk.

We follow the disused Railway line to Govilon and begin the ascent along lanes, a bridleway and through felled woodland to Hill’s Tramroad (can be rough underfoot). We then contour around to the Punchbowl with hopefully great views of the Black Mountains. After our lunch stop we descend fields and lane to the canal and back to the cars.

Sunday, 24 March 2024
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
320m / 1050ft
Type:
circular

Pre-booking requested. Please message walk leader, Ros Grant (07773 262068).

Note that this walk offers two different meeting places. For those wishing to do the full 8 mile walk, they should meet at the Byefield Lane car park for a 9.30am start. For those wishing to do only 6 miles they should meet at the Llanfoist Crossing, where the first group will join up with them at 10.00 am.

UPDATE: Permission has been given by Abergavenny Garden Centre for us to use their new overflow car park without charge. It has hard surface parking with gates at either end. Follow the sign down towards the garden centre from the Llanfoist Crossing, and their large overflow car park is on the left before you get to the Garden Centre. Walk back up to the road to join the other group.

Features

  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SO 29727 14015
Nearest postcode:
NP7 5DX
what3words:
lads.cliff.slimmer
Start time:
9:30 am

Byefield Lane Car Park, Abergavenny (for 8ml full walk). Llanfoist Crossing Car Park, Llanfoist, Abergavenny (for shorter 6ml section). SO 28598 13298. NP7 9PL.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking