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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

Heading south from The Rock and Fountain Inn to St. Bridget’s church (site of a medieval village). We then follow lanes and meadows toward Magor before crossing fields to the ruins of Pencoed Castle. Continuing through Penhow Woodlands National Nature Reserve and fields we will return to Penhow Castle, church and the Rock & Fountain Inn.

Saturday, 9 March 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
1:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
9.7km / 6.0mi
Ascent:
137.2m / 450ft
Type:
circular

Pre-booking requested. Please message walk leader, Robin Hilborne (07768 886869).

Optional: Members can pre-book a meal at the Rock & Fountain Inn for 1pm, by telephoning 01633 400297. Please mention Robin's name when booking.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
ST 42615 91071
Nearest postcode:
NP26 3AD
what3words:
rebel.means.rashers
Start time:
10:00 am

Rock & Fountain Inn Overflow Car Park, just off the A48 @ Penhow, Pike Road, Llanvaches.

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