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The Skirrid is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 1,043 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Forest Views Wild flowers
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Getting There

A circular walk around and over Ysgyryd Fawr (The Skirrid), near Abergavenny. On a clear day, this gives beautiful views of the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and surrounding borders countryside. This way of doing it means that you have a gentle downwards ridge walk with the Bristol Channel in the distance for the second half of the walk. The Brecon Beacons is a very remote/exposed area and it can be easy to lose your way, so remember the usual walking rules: be prepared with a paper map and compass as well as snacks/drinks and appropriate clothing/footwear. At certain times of the year (after wet weather), this walk can be very muddy and slippery in places, so it is recommended to wear stout boots and have walking poles in these conditions. You will need to negotiate a gate and some steps, but there are no stiles. There is no livestock on route. OS Explorer OL13 or Landranger 161.

From the A465 3km from Abergavenny towards Hereford, take the B4521 to a small free car park at grid ref SO328164 (Postcode of nearest village of Llanddewi Skirrid NP7 8AW).

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Cathryn Holmes
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This was a lovely short walk, with some beautiful views from the top. It is fairly steep through the forest on the way up. The way down is very, very steep and we missed a right turn so joined a path at the bottom. This section was quite slippy, I wouldn't recommend taking children this way down the mountain. Otherwise a fab walk.

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Peter Rose
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Dylan Evans
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HikingFee

Car park is charged, trails maintained and easy to follow. Great trail if you have children with you nothing to strenuous for them and great views of the surrounding valley

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Sid Bob
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A great walk though you have to pay to park nowadays. A Spitfire crashed in the woods during WWII. It's called Skirrid, Skirrid Fawr (Big Skirrid) or even Holy Mountain. There's no "The".

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Esther Williams
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Brilliant walk with breathtaking views! Some steep sections. Takes you through a beautiful wood before you emerge into the low growing heather and whimberry bushes with views that will leave you even more breathless than the wind. Absolutely loved this walk - what a beautiful introduction to Wales!

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Joshua Dean
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Awesome walk today! Pretty windy at the top but loved it. Would recommend to anyone in the area!

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Jessica Repucci
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HikingMuddy

This was a fantastic trail and a great trip to see the country side as USA visitors. The pictures here give it a deceptive flatness, be ready to hike up.

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Michael Wayman
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Fairly short but a decent hike with a fair incline. Lovely walk through the woodland and great views across the valley when trekking across the top to the summit. Plenty of birds, wild flowers and great for dogs. Highly recommend.

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Nick H
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Great for dogs

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Fiona Deloyde
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I really enjoyed this. Dog and children friendly.

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Gareth Williams
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really enjoyed this 1

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Darren Gregory
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this is a good hike, especially for people such as myself that aren't that fit. there is a fair climb that levels out a bit closer to the top and the views are beautiful. well worth it.

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Steph Young
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We approached this from the south side and then followed the footpath. A lovely climb to gain height and some fabulous views on a beautiful sunny day. Great 2 hour walk.

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Louise Lawrence
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my most favourite walk of all time, stunning views

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Judi Evans
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For an afternoon's hike Skirrid is reasonably challenging especially in the winter. The path takes you up through mixed woodland and up a track with steep steps which can be very slippery coming down. Once past this clambering bit you are onto the slope up to the trig point. Breathtaking views on both sides...across to Gloucestershire to the East and to the West you are next to the Sugarloaf. I love this place.

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Ayla Van gestel
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Katherine Hollingsbee
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Chris Santillo
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Ben Whistance
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John Zhang
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Harry Neale
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Cas Paice
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Michael Horricks
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Stephanie Ladbrooke
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Andrew Short
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Nerijus Abromavicius
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Justin Grimwood
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Rhys Mclellan
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Steve Aubrey
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