GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Three Castles Walk

20 miles (32 km)

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 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Three Castles Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

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 includingthe ‘Best Place to Eat – Pub’ in theWales National TourismAwards. 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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Defensible positioning of Skenfrith Castle - geograph.org.uk - 2300867

Defensible positioning of Skenfrith Castle. Skenfrith Castle is now run by the National Trust. The ruins date from the 13th century and are positioned beside the River Monnow.

Curtain Wall at White Castle - 1 - geograph.org.uk - 2109001

Curtain Wall at White Castle. The ruinedcastle is locatednear the village ofLlantilio Crossenny.

Grosmont Castle - geograph.org.uk - 972826

Grosmont Castle. The fortification was established by the Normans in the wake of theinvasion of Englandin 1066, to protect the route from Wales toHereford.

View to Graig Syfyrddin - geograph.org.uk - 2123357

View to Graig Syfyrddin

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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