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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
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Overview

Starting from outside Abergavenny Cricket Club we take footpaths on the Cambrian Way up the side of the Rholben until reaching the lower slopes of the Sugarloaf, where we contour westwards until turning south along Llanwenarth Breast. Good views in all directions, before we enter the spooky gnarled oak woods where the bare trees seem to be moving as we walk through. Finally we come down to the beech woods of St. Mary’s Vale where the picturesque, but little known, Nant Lago stream runs before heading back to Abergavenny.

Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
9.7km / 6.0mi
Ascent:
356.6m / 1170ft
Type:
circular

Pre-booking requested. Please message walk leader, Colin Watson (07799 880384)

Features

  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SO 29318 15012
Nearest postcode:
NP7 7DB
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Start time:
10:00 am

Roadside parking on Abergavenny Cricket Club side of Avenue Road, Abergavenny.

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