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View of the summit of The Skirrid in Monmouthshire, Wales
View of the summit of the Skirrid in Monmouthshire | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey
Wales

The Skirrid trail in the Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley

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.

Total steps: 4

Total steps: 4

Start point

Car park on the B4521, grid ref: SO328164

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

End point

Car park on the B4521, grid ref: SO328164

Trail map

A map of the Skirrid trail in the Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley in Wales
A map of the Skirrid trail, Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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