Skirrid Fawr

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December, 2017

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This is a hill (or small mountain) with a great view over Abergavenny and the easterly Brecon Beacons / Black Mountains. 486m (1594 feet) high, it is maintained by the National Trust and accessed via a path leading from a car park (£1 for one hour, £2 for two hours or £4 for the day, or free for NT members by scanning their card). There is a less steep wooded walk or a steep walk part wooded and part ridge to the summit. Fairly challenging if you are out of shape, but the lower wooded part of the walk is fine and still affords you a bit of a view. We saw kestrels and kites, and a great view of the SugarLoaf nearby. We met a walker doing a larger round trip walk which took this hill in, so clearly serious walking country, but this summit on its own can be done in about 2 hours comfortably, with about 3 or 4 bench stops along the way! I would recommend not leaving it too late in the day to avoind having to come down in the dark / mist / rain as some terrain is slippy or rocky. Cafe down the road called the Copper Kettle was especially good for choice of cakes!


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