GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Craig y Cilau Walk

4 miles (6.6 km)

This walk visits the Craig y Cilau National Nature Reserve near the village of Llangattock in Powys.
You can start your walk from the village and follow footpaths south west up to the reserve. In the reserve you can enjoy some fantastic limestone scenery with steep cliffs, caves, old quarries and views of the Nant Onneu river.
There's a wide variety of interesting and rare plantlife and wildlife to see as well. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of birds including ring ouzel, redstart,wood warblerandpied flycatcher on the walk.
The elevated reserve also commands fine views over the Usk Valley and the surrounding Black Mountains from the high points.

Craig y Cilau OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Craig y Cilau Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The epic Cambrian Way passes through the area. The long distance waymarked route starts from the city of Cardiff and runs for nearly 300 miles through the Brecon Beacons, the Cambrian Mountains and Snowdonia before finishing on the North Wales coast at Conwy.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Craig y Cilau - geograph.org.uk - 1765292

Craig y Cilau

Craig y cilau National Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 73494

Craig y cilau National Nature Reserve

Footpath on the tramroad looking towards Craig y Cilau - geograph.org.uk - 2444991

Footpath on the tramroad looking towards Craig y Cilau

Hillside above Cwm Onneu Fach - geograph.org.uk - 2445114

Hillside above Cwm Onneu Fach

Llangatwg Quarries - geograph.org.uk - 433569

Llangatwg Quarries. The western end of the former tramway which took limestone from these quarries around the top of the Clydach Gorge to Brynmawr. The cliffs of Craig y Cilau together with the surrounding land are now a national nature reserve.

Craig y Cilau

Craig y Cilau

Looking over the Usk Valley - geograph.org.uk - 1765272

Looking over the Usk Valley

Farmland near Llangattock - geograph.org.uk - 3109397

Farmland near Llangattock

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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