The Monmouthshire Way - 116 mile circular walk
The Monmouthshire Way is a 116 mile circular walk that explores the ancient county of Monmouthshire in South East Wales. It has been designed by South Wales Long Distance Walkers Association member, David Morgan.
Monmouthshire is a county of considerable variety; the walk will visit the towns of Chepstow, Monmouth, Abergavenny, Pontypool and Usk. In doing so it will follow two key Welsh rivers, the Wye and the Usk.
The route meanders across the fertile agricultural land of the county before rising into the Brecon Beacons National Park where it will visit Chwarel y Fan that at 2227 feet above sea level is the county's highest point. The route will visit the UNESCO World Heritage 'Forgotten Landscape' near Blaenavon, a key location that was so important during the Industrial Revolution.
The eastern valleys and their broad whale back ridges will be walked, and the wide variety of terrain visited will also include the ancient forestry of Wentwood and the Gwent Levels that were originally drained by the Romans.
This website will provide you with all the information you need to plan your journey along 'The Monmouthshire Way'. The route has been broken down into eight stages that contain a brief route description, a map to show which paths the route follows and information that will assist with finding accommodation.
The Monmouthshire Way is currently not waymarked, but work has commenced to find funding that will mean that the route obtains official status.