Where to walk Abergavenny
Abergavenny provides an ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons on foot. A short walk from the town centre takes you into the countryside, longer walks could take you to the top of one of several mountains overlooking Abergavenny. The three main peaks also have car parks closer to the summits for those who prefer a shorter climb.
The Blorenge (561 m) offers dizzying views over the town of Abergavenny, whilst the Sugarloaf (the highest of the three peaks at 596m) provides views across unspoiled parts of the local countryside. The Skirrid (486m high) has a steep initial climb, which then breaks out onto a long ridgeway which ends by the ruins of an old chapel at the highest point.
Find out more about the town’s attractions, where to stay and eat here.
Easy Abergavenny walks
There are plenty of walks without hills around Abergavenny. Here are some ideas:
- Circular walk from Llanfoist to Govilon by a circular route along Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and old railway line (3.7 km walk). Find all our walks along the Mon and Brec Canal here.
- Stroll around town via Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens, Abergavenny. Find out more here.
Popular walks around Abergavenny
- Abergavenny is surrounded by three mountains – the Skirrid, the Blorenge and the Sugar Loaf.
- The Skirrid walk route
- Sugar Loaf walk route
- Keepers Pond to the Blorenge, find the route here
- Abergavenny to Llanthony Priory , find the route here
- The Three Castle walk starts nearby and takes in Skenfrith, Grosmont and Whitecastle, three small but still impressive castles in Monmouthshire, find out more here.
- The historic Offa’s Dyke footpath runs nearby. Built by Offa, King of Mercia in 757 to 796 AD the dyke formed the boundary between England and Wales, running 182 miles from Prestatyn in the north to Sedbury, near Chepstow in the south. There are several access points near Abergavenny – a good start (or end) point is Llanthony Priory. Find out more here.
- The Usk Valley walk – find out more here.
- The Wye Valley walk is a nearby long distance route.
- Find out more about all the walks Abergavenny here.
Find out what else you can do, where to stay and eat in Abergavenny here.