Usk Valley Walk
The River Usk begins life as a peaty trickle on the slopes of Fan Brycheiniog in the Brecon Beacons National Park. By the time it reaches the pretty market town of Brecon it is a sizeable river flowing swiftly along a lush green valley separating the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. At Abergavenny, a bustling market town dominated by its ruined Norman castle, the river leaves the National Park and meanders past quaint villages and the historic market town of Usk before entering the Severn Estuary at Newport.
The Usk Valley Walk follows the River Usk upstream from Caerleon, just north of Newport, to Brecon. Never straying very far from the river, this easy walk follows field, woodland and riverside paths, forest tracks and the towpath of the Monmouth and Brecon Canal through an unspoilt landscape of rolling hills, patchwork fields and woodland. Along the way it visits several charming villages and little towns including Usk, Abergavenny and Crickhowell; passes a succession of inviting waterside inns; and takes in a wide variety of sites of historic interest such as the extensive Roman remains at Caerleon, the castle ruins at Usk and Abergavenny, Brecon Cathedral and St Mary's Church at Abergavenny, which has the finest collection of effigies in Britain. Other highlights include the wonderful views of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains from the canal towpath, the wildflowers along the riverbanks and the birdlife on the river.
- Enjoying the sound of the water as you follow the River Usk through the Brecon Beacons National Park.
- Exploring the ancient ruins at Caerleon, Usk and Abergavenny.
- Admiring a variety of scenery, from pretty riverside woodland to the dramatic peaks of the Black Mountains.
|Total Distance||48.5 miles (77 km)|
|Start and Finish||Caerleon to Brecon|
|Availability||2nd January to 24th December|
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|Tour Code||Itinerary||Tour Price|
|UVW1||5 nights, 4 days walking||£390 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|UVW2||6 nights, 5 days walking||£460 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:|
|Solo Walker Supplement:||£35 per person / per night|
|Single Supplement:||£15 per person / per night|
|You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops. For each extra night add £48 per person. All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.|
The price that you pay includes:
- accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
- door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
- maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.