Clydach Gorge Walk
This beautiful gorge in the Brecon Beacons includes a steep-sided valley down which the River Clydach flows to the River Usk.
On the way there's peaceful woodland trails and a series of beautiful waterfalls to enjoy.
You can start the walk from the public car park in the village of Gilwern, located just to the west of Abergavenny. From here it is a short stroll down to the river where you can pick up footpaths heading south west into the reserve. The route heads to Brynmawr before turning around to retrace your steps. There are various paths to explore both sides of the river if you wish.
PostcodeNP7 0HT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Clydach Gorge Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Clydach Gorge Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Clydach Gorge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Clydach Gorge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Cambrian Inn is located on the walk in the village of Clydach. The friendly village pub has a good range of beers and an outdoor area. You can find it at postcode NP7 0LY for your sat navs.
Near the start/end in Gilwern there's The Towpath Inn to consider. It's located in a fine spot, next to the canal so you can sit outside next to the water and watch the world go by. On Friday's they have Street Food pop ups where traders bring their exciting and varied menus with dishes from all over the world. You can also hire ebikes here to explore the area in comfort. The inn can be found at 49 Main Rd, NP7 0AU.
The woodland and river paths in the reserve are good for dog walking. The Cambrian Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal passes Gilwern so you could pick up the towpath and head north towards Crickhowell. It's a popular area for walkers with the Crickhowell River Walk taking you along the River Usk.
Head into Abergavenny and you can continue your walking at the lovely Abergavenny Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens. You can also enjoy a climb to the popular Sugarloaf and enjoy wonderful views over the area.
Just to the north is Llangattock where you can climb to the Llangattock Escarpment for more great views.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Brecon Beacons Walks pages.