The Skirrid; walk a mountain of myths and legends

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.

OS map marking the walking route on Skirrid

Map

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

Start:

Car park on the B4521, grid ref: SO328164

1

From the welcome board in the car park, take the footpath to a gravel track leading into the woodlands through a kissing gate at the top of the slope. Follow the obvious path uphill until you reach a wooden gate in a dry-stone wall at the top of the woodland. Turn left and follow the footpath contouring around the hillside.

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2

Once you reach the end of the hill take the waymarked footpath on the eastern side of the Skirrid opposite a stile up a short climb to the top and the trig point.

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3

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

4

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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End:

Car park on the B4521, grid ref: SO328164

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The Skirrid; walk a mountain of myths and legends

Terrain

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

Dogs allowed but must be kept under close control.

The Skirrid; walk a mountain of myths and legends

Contact us

The Skirrid; walk a mountain of myths and legends

How to get here

Address
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.

By bus

Abergavenny bus station 3 miles (4.8km).

The Skirrid; walk a mountain of myths and legends

Facilities and access

  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under close control