Monmouth and the Kymin Circular Route

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Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

Monmouth and the Kymin Circular Route is a 7.3 mile loop trail located near Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length7.3 miElevation gain964 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingWalkingForestPartially pavedRiverViewsWildflowersHistoric site
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Getting There

Note: As of August 2020, users report that the underpass on the road is closed you will have to go through town centre as footpath is blocked for maintenance. A circular route starting and ending at Monmouth and taking in sections of the Wye Valley Way and Offa's Dyke footpaths. Some steep climbing is rewarded by stunning views into Wales. Most of the walking is easy, with a delightful stretch along the River Wye but there is one prolonged hill climb after Redbrook.

Use the Cattle Market car park off Blestium street. Approx. post code NP25 3EG - co-ordinates 51.808573,-2.71858. Start the walk at the medieval town gate on the Monnow Bridge just a few hundred yards from the car park.

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Richard Ruben
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Hiking

As per previous reviews be prepared for a busy initial start. The underpass on the road is closed which means crossing a rather dangerous road. Had to go through town centre as footpath is blocked for maintenance. First 1/2 trek was really lovely and serine walking along the river and was an easy path. Took advice when at Kymin and walked through Beaulieu forest footpaths which was much more stunning that walking on roads. Overall a lovely walk with some stunning vistas.

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Fiona Dunkerley
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WalkingGreat!

great walk although mostly on road and busy at start of the walk

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Alfredo Santaniello
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Hiking

Lovely walk I regret not taking the offahs dyke path on the descent

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Sid Bob
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The Wye is stunning, Monmouth bridge and Redbrook viaduct are amazing (parking is good here), the fabulous Incline (tram) bridge, the roundhouse, where Nelson visited, and the fantastic views from there are just some of the highlights. Personally I wouldn't walk down the road from the Kymin as there are good paths.

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Jaden Larker
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Running

This was the first route I solo ran using the app and throughly enjoyed it. Managed the route in under 2 hours although made the questionable decision of going over Winnats Pass which totally winded me for the first part of the trail and took until the top of Mam Tor to recover! From there its amazing views of Castleton and a fun decent. Ran the last 2 miles along the roads and was rewarded with a refreshing light drizzle back to the car park.

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Martin Martin
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An enjoyable walk. Easy on the feet while walking along side the Wye, made my joints ache on the steep descent!

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Karen Sayer
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Good walk with great directions. Not much to see in terms of sites along the way, mainly views and meadows. Good if you just want to walk the distance with and conquer some steep paths.

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heather heather
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First to Review

I did it backwards to get the climb done first. At Kymin you don't have to follow the road, you can stay on offas dyke path.

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Charlotte Bate
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Borbala Nagy
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Hiking
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Françesca Hosking
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Jakub Svoboda
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Walking
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Selina London
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Hiking
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Gemma Hewitt
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