Three Castles Walk
Visit the three Norman fortresses of Skenfrith, White Castle and Grosmont on this beautiful circular walk through Monmouthshire.
The trail takes the walker through woodland and over hills including Graig Syfyrddin (Edmund's Tump), from which there are spectacular views of the Welsh Marches, the Black Mountains and the Forest of Dean.
The walk is waymarked with a brown and white disc featuring a castle.
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Three Castles Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Three Castles Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Three Castles Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Three Castles Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In Skenfrith you could enjoy a pit stop at The Bell. The restaurant here serves high quality food for which it has won many awards including the ‘Best Place to Eat – Pub’ in the Wales National Tourism Awards. There's also the Dog and Boot Bar which is better for muddy walkers and their four legged friends. You can find them at postcode NP7 8UH for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
At the western end of the walk near the White Castle you can pick up the Offa's Dyke Path. Near here you also have the option of climbing to one of the highlights of the area at Skirrid Fawr. There are some wonderful views over Monmouthshire from this popular viewpoint.