Usk Valley Walk

A self-guided walking holiday along the banks of the River Usk from Usk to Brecon.

4 to 5 nights
26-42 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate / Demanding

From £350 per person

About the trail

The Usk Valley Walk explores historic market towns and quaint villages as it presses north between the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, tracing the path of the river between Usk and Brecon.

Never straying far from the river, the trail follows low-level paths and the towpath of the Monmouth and Brecon Canal through an unspoilt landscape of rolling hills, patchwork fields and woodland between waterside inns, overlooked by the towering mountains that flank the valley.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Customer reviews from the Usk Valley Walk

“A great 5 days of walking, much enjoyed by both of us.”
Mr Brooke-Smith, UK
“Well organised. Amazing countryside. Charming hotels. Great route. Will come again.”
Mr Gunnewicht, UK
“The Wales countryside is beautiful and the people we meet along the way were friendly and helpful.”
Ms Leishman, Czech Republic
“Lovely area to walk. Most of the party had never visited the area before and were impressed with the walk and the towns of Abergavenny Crickhowell Talybont-on-Usk and Brecon. The views were beautiful.”
Mr Riley, UK
“Another excellent holiday from Contours. All arrangements went smoothly and the accommodation was of a high standard.”
Mr Simmons, UK
“A lovely walk, particularly for autumn.”
Mrs Crompton, UK
“Loved every part of it! Everything was very well organized and we were pleased with all of our accommodations. We felt well-prepared for what to expect and how to pack, and your staff was always very helpful in answering questions.”
Ms Dykstra, USA
"Our Walking Group" by Anthony Riley (2018)
"View across the River Valley" by Judith Crompton (2017)