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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

This walk will follow the Monnow Valley Walk and other paths as far as Brook House.  We then double back following Black Brook and Norton Brook to return to the start point.  Local legend has it that on nights when there is a full moon the devil dances with his lady at Skenfrith Castle.  On the walk we will pass Blackbrook House, once the residence of a religious order of Benedictine monks who dressed in black habits.

Saturday, 2 March 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
10.1km / 6.3mi
Ascent:
109.7m / 360ft
Type:
circular

Pre-booking requested. Please message walk leader, Lew Lewis (07881 700698).

Features

  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SO 45669 20247
Nearest postcode:
NP7 8UG
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Start time:
10:00 am

Skenfrith Castle Car Park.

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