Walking trail

Skirrid walk

Walking trail

This energetic walk takes you through woodland and out onto open mountainside, before a steep climb to the summit which offers splendid views of the surrounding countryside and St Michael's Church on the summit of the Skirrid.

Walkers reaching the summit of the Skirrid, Monmouthshire


Map route for Skirrid Fawr walk, a mountain of mud and myths


Car park on the B4521, grid ref: SO328164


From the car park take the gravel track and follow it to a sharp right bend, continue along this and enter the woodland by the stile at the top of track. Follow the obvious path uphill until you reach a wooden gate at the top of the woodland. Turn left and follow the footpath contouring around the hillside.

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Once you reach the end of the hill take the grassed footpath on the right-hand side of the Skirrid, a short but sharp climb to the top and the trig point.

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From the trig point head south down the ridge until you reach the waymarking post.


From the post follow the path that sends you down into the woodland and the return back to the car park.

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Car park on the B4521, grid ref: SO328164

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Skirrid walk


Gravel tracks, mud and grass paths. Sharp climbs and decents.

Dogs allowed but must be kept under close control.

Skirrid walk

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Skirrid walk

How to get here

Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny, NP7 8AP
By train

Abergavenny station 4 miles (6.4km).

By road

A465 Hereford road bypassing Abergavenny Lef turn onto the B4521 old Monmouth road, car park is 1.5 miles (2.4km) on left (looks like a layby).

By bus

Abergavenny bus station 3 miles (4.8km).

Skirrid walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under close control