GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Usk Valley Walk

48 miles (77 km)

This super waterside walk follows the River Usk, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and the Brecon and Newport Canal from Caerleon to Brecon. The walk passes through Abergavenny and Usk and is enclosed by beautiful hills for the whole of its length.
There are also splendid views of the Brecon Beacon mountains, particularly towards the end of the walk. The route is relativley flat as much of it takes place alongside the river or the canals, so there are only a few notable climbs.
The walk is waymarked with white disc.

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Usk Valley Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Usk Valley Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In the pretty Powys village of Llangynidr you could enjoy a pit stop at the Coach and Horses. This fine old coaching inn has an appealing interior with old beams, oak panelling and flagstone floors. Outside there's a peaceful garden overlooking the canal with stunning views over the local countryside. It's a great place to relax on a summer day after your exercise. You can find them on Cwm Crawnon Road with a postcode of NP8 1LS.

Photos

The Usk Valley Walk - geograph.org.uk - 1280147

The Usk Valley Walk to the north of the town of Usk, the river is just the other side of the trees on the left.

Stile on the Usk Valley Walk - geograph.org.uk - 1377834

Stile on the Usk Valley Walk. View towards the Brecon Beacons from the Usk Valley Walk above Aber village.

The Usk Valley Walk - geograph.org.uk - 1273063

For part of the route between Llantrisant and Llanllywell the Usk Valley Walk follows the east bank of the river.

Ruin beside the Usk Valley Walk - geograph.org.uk - 1381195

The ruin of a stone building beside the Usk Valley Walk near Pencelli.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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