Top walks in Monmouthshire

Compiled by our rangers who care for this beautiful landscape, our walks in the Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley take in the Sugar Loaf and Skirrid mountains, Clytha Estate and Coed-y-Bwnydd hill fort. Whether you want a long hike or a short ramble, there's something for everyone so you can get out there and explore these wonderful places full of history and wildlife.

 St Mary's Vale, Monmouthshire
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Sugarloaf circuit, Monmouthshire 

On the slopes of Sugarloaf, the southernmost peak of the Black Mountains, a semi-ancient oak woodland can be found. Known as St Mary’s Vale, the wildlife-rich woodland is also home to beech trees. The Sugarloaf circuit walk includes a climb to the summit of the mountain where you can admire the woodland from above.

The River Usk in summer at Clytha Estate, Monmouthshire
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Clytha short circular walk 

Ramble through this timeless estate in Monmouthshire and take in lovely views, rich history and plenty of wildlife.

Walkers reaching the summit of the Skirrid, Monmouthshire

The Skirrid; walk a mountain of myths and legends

This energetic walk takes you through woodland and out onto open mountainside with splendid views of the surrounding countryside.

Parkland at Clytha Estate, Monmouthshire
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Clytha and Coed-y-Bwnydd walk 

Ramble through an 18th-century estate, taking in the wildlife-rich River Usk and Coed y Bwnydd. Take in the beautiful views of the Sugar Loaf and wider Usk Valley, and Clytha Castle.

The Kymin's round house, Monmouth

Discover the Kymin walk

Tread in the footsteps of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, who came here to see the fine views of Wales and England more than 200 years ago and visit two interesting Georgian buildings.