Walking

Walking trail

Clytha short circular walk

Walking trail

Ramble through this timeless estate in Monmouthshire and take in all the lovely views, rich history and stunning wildlife.

The River Usk in summer at Clytha Estate, Monmouthshire

Map

Map route for Clytha short circular walk

Start:

Clytha riverside car park SO361085

1

From the car park, go through the gate next to the interpretation panel and continue for 200m before turning right to follow the waymarked path alongside the River Usk. After about 600m, go through the second gate on the right (with the stone counterweight) and head up the hill and across the field to the metal wicket gate leading onto the road.

2

Carefully cross the road to the wooden gate. Go through the gate and past the remains of an old milk churn dock on your right, and through the gate on your left. Follow the route across the field and past the back of Rose Cottage and continue following the waymarked signs through the woodland. The path follows the course of Clawdd Brook before passing close to the A40 and heading back into the woodland. Continue to follow the way-markers past the back of Chapel Farm to a gate at the edge of a field.

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3

Follow the way-marked route south through several fields and gates. Cross through a paddock and over a couple of stiles to reach a metal gate near the road. To your left is the Clytha Arms pub drive and over the road are several steep steps up to the top of a bank where the walk continues.

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4

Carefully cross the road and climb the steps. After passing through the gate at the top, keep right and continue following the waymarkers over a couple of stiles into a field on a hill. Follow the line of lime trees diagonally down to the track. These trees used to be the avenue leading to Clytha Castle. When you reach the track, turn right and follow it up, taking the right fork up to the castle.

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5

After stopping to admire this remarkable property, follow the wooden signs to Clytha, which head into the trees and round the back of the building. Pass through the gate, following the way-marked posts along the grassy ridge above the trees, and then left back under until you reach a small metal wicket gate by the road. Pass through the gate, turn left and walk along the road for 20m and then turn right back into the car park where you started your walk.

End:

Clytha riverside car park SO361085

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Clytha short circular walk

Terrain

Mainly grass tracks through woods and fields, some areas may become muddy in wet weather. Generally gentle slopes, one short, steep slope with steps and several stiles. Dogs welcome under close control.


 

Clytha short circular walk

Contact us

Clytha short circular walk

How to get here

Address
Clytha riverside car park
By train

Abergavenny station 5 miles (8km) from Clytha. Take Service 83 bus to reach the start

By road

From the east, head west along the A40 to Raglan. Take the fourth exit at the Raglan roundabout, signposted Clytha and follow the National Trust signs. From the west, follow the B4598 from the Hardwick roundabout just outside Abergavenny. Continue for 4.7 miles (7.5km), turn right onto the Bettws Newydd road and follow the National Trust signs

By foot

The Usk Valley Walk runs from Newport to Brecon and passes through Clytha

By bus

Service 83 between Abergavenny and Monmouth. Alight at The Clytha Arms and join the walk at direction four

Clytha short circular walk

Facilities and access

  • Abergavenny is the nearest place with amenities
  • There are no facilities at this site