This pretty village lies in a lovely spot within the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons and the Usk Valley. Walking highlights include the Brecon canal towpaths and the great limestone cliffs of the Llangattock Escarpment.
This circular walk from the village climbs to the escarpment and its associated quarries to the south of the settlement. It's a varied walk with woodland, canalside paths and steep climbs to a wonderful viewpoint above the village.
The walk starts in the village and heads south west along country lanes and public footpaths. You'll cross the Nant Onneu river before climbing to the escarpment where there are some fabulous views over the countryside and hills of the Usk Valley. At the summit there's also ancient cairns, old cave's and rare wild flowers.
Paths will then take you west past the quarries before turning north to Waun Ddu and Cwm Onnau. Here you turn east through the forested area of Coed y Cilau before picking up the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal to take you back to Llangattock.
PostcodeNP8 1PA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Llangattock Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Llangattock Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Llangattock OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Llangattock Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Back in the village head to the Horse Shoe Inn for some post walk refreshment. They serve good quality food and can be found near the canal at 3 Plas Cottages, NP8 1PA.
The forest and climbs are good for fit dogs and the Horse Shoe Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The village is located just across the river from Crickhowell where you can pick up the Crickhowell River Walk along the Usk. Here you can also visit the 12th century Crickhowell Castle and see the 18th century bridge over the river.
To the south you'll find the splendid Clydach Gorge. The scenic steep-sided valley is where the River Clydach flows to the River Usk. Near here there's also the pretty Gilwern Wharf where there's some lovely scenery and a fine canalside pub.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Black Mountains Walks and the Brecon Beacons Walks pages.