Walking

Walking trail

Day two of the Brecon Beacons Super Challenge walk

Walking trail

Day two of this Mark Rowe Super Challenge sees you walking mainly on the flat along the 200-year-old Monmouth and Brecon canal from Talybont on Usk to Abergavenny. Overland at the Ashford Tunnel and descending beside the five locks at Llanginydr, the scenery you pass is fantastic.

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Map

Map route for day two of the Brecon Beacons Super Challenge walk

Start:

Talybont on Usk, grid ref: SO115225

1

From Talybont on Usk, follow the canal towpath south-east - walking overground at the Ashford tunnel and passing the five locks en route to Llangynider.

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2

Continue to follow the towpath/Usk Valley walk towards Dardy, staying by the canal side.

3

Pass to south of Llangattock to reach Gilwern. Along this stretch, the Sugarloaf Mountain comes into view.

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4

At Gilwern, cross the road to pick up the canal path east once more theres no need to leave the path since it winds through the gyratory systems and a complex of A-roads east of Gilwern.

5

Continue east as the path winds around Govilon. Pass the White House (down to your left) to reach the Boat Houses (SO285130).

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6

Follow the path north and downhill. Cross Llanfoist crossing and continue ahead, signposted for garden centre. Go through a metal gate and follow the footpath under A465. Bear right to reach (and cross) Usk Bridge and near half-right across Castle Meadows, to reach Abergavenny town centre.

End:

Abergavenny, grid ref: SO298143

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Day two of the Brecon Beacons Super Challenge walk

Terrain

Mostly on canal towpath, which is mainly flat but can be muddy when wet. Sensible walking gear and a map are essential.

Day two of the Brecon Beacons Super Challenge walk

Contact us

Day two of the Brecon Beacons Super Challenge walk

How to get here

Address
Talybont on Usk, Brecon Beacons, Wales
By train

Abergavenny, 14 miles (22km)

By road

Signposted from A40, Brecon to Abergavenny

By bus

X43 service, see Traveline Cymru

Day two of the Brecon Beacons Super Challenge walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs are allowed but care must be taken near cyclists