Opening times for 2 December 2023
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We recommend parking at the car park in Abergavenny called Fairfield NP7 5SG. Please note that walks starting in the town centre will be longer and we recommend you plan your route in advance. The Skirrid car park: cars & vans £1 up to 1 hour, £2 1-2 hours, £4 all day. Camper vans & mini buses £2 up to 1 hour, £4 1-2 hours, £8 all day (free to members)
Abergavenny may be the nearest place for amenities
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on short leads around livestock.
There is no wheelchair access at these countryside sites. Llanwenarth car park is very small and accessed along narrow lanes. Abergavenny is the nearest place with accessible facilities.
Accessible route and/or map
There is no wheelchair access at these countryside sites. Llanwenarth car park is very small and accessed along narrow lanes. Abergavenny is the nearest place with accessible facilities
There are many footpaths on the Sugar Loaf. We recommend parking at the car park in Abergavenny called Fairfield NP7 5SG where there are usually plenty of spaces. Please note that walks starting in the town centre will be longer and we recommend you plan your route in advance.
Train station in Abergavenny
X43 service from Cardiff to Abergavenny. B4 Beacons bus, only runs on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays during the summer.
The Taff Trail is 14 miles away at Talybont on Usk.
One of the highest peaks in the Black Mountains, with panoramic views across South Wales.
Rising dramatically out of the landscape, the last outcrop of the Black Mountains is rich in history and wilderness.
This 18th-century landscaped park combines fine architecture, grand sweeping views and tranquil countryside.
Coed y Bwnydd
A large and well preserved Iron Age hillfort, with a history stretching back more than 2,000 years.
St Mary's Vale
Miles of ancient woodland at the base of the Sugar Loaf, where oak and beech trees cling to the side of the valley.
Parc Lodge Farm
Once a medieval deer park, the countryside around the farm features extensive woodlands in a broad and open valley.
Discover the Black Mountains, where the Sugar Loaf dominates the landscape. With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the moorland is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Meandering walks wind their way around the estate and along the River Usk, while architectural delights like Clytha House and Clytha Castle are never far away.
Walk a mountain of myths and legends on this energetic trail that will lead you to the summit of the Skirrid.
Explore this timeless estate in Monmouthshire on this easy short circular walk. Take in far-reaching views of Sugar Loaf and the Usk Valley. It's a place rich in history and with a wide variety of wildlife.
The Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley is a landscape of contrasts. It’s where the dramatic Black Mountains give way to broader, rich and green open pastures.
The distinctive ‘Holy Mountain’ Skirrid peers in from the north-east, standing on the very edge of the mountain range - the legend of a landslide at the moment of Jesus’ crucifixion coupled with the now-ruined chapel at the summit are likely origins of the mountain’s local nickname.
Ancient woodlands and riverside walks provide the perfect escape from everyday life and each passing season brings something new to discover: Coed-y-Bwnydd’s carpet of bluebells to the rich turning colour of the woodland's at St Mary’s Vale.
The magnificent Clytha Estate brings the picturesque era into the present. It includes Grade One listed Clytha House, beautiful gardens and sweeping parkland with stately trees.
A 25-year project to restore woodland at the Skirrid in has transformed it from a conifer plantation to native woodland with bluebells appearing in spring.