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Walking in Monmouthshire


Abergavenny with 3 mountain peaks in the vacinity is the perfect hub for exploring the expansive Brecon Beacons. The three main peaks The Sugarloaf, the Skirrid and Pen-y-fan also have car parks closer to the summits for those who prefer a shorter climb.

The Sugarloaf (the highest of the three peaks) provides spectacular views across unspoiled parts of the local countryside, whilst the Blorenge offers dizzying views over the town of Abergavenny itself. The Skirrid 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.

For the hardened walker, 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 & Wales, running 182 miles from Prestatyn in the north to Sedbury, near Chepstow in the south. 

Pen-Y-Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales, and the 20th highest peak in Wales.