45. A stroll in Castle Meadows, Abergavenny
This 20 hectare site of flat, floodplain grazing land is next to the River Usk, along with bordering trees, small copses, streams and ponds.
Paths are either tarmac, compacted earth/grass or concrete grids. Some of the paths are shared with a cycle way and run alongside the river. Castle Meadows is a popular spot for walking, exercising dogs and fishing. The area is part of a large flood plain for the River Usk and as a result the ground can become flooded during the winter and paths can become waterlogged and muddy. The circular route starts from Lower Byfield Lane car park round to Mill Street. Mobility scooters can be hired from Abergavenny Shopmobility which is located in the Castle Street car park. Abergavenny Castle and Museum is close by. The start of the Llanfoist to Brynmawr Sustrans route is just over 1 mile away. A route map is available from Abergavenny Shopmobility.
How to get there: Byfield Lane car park which is signposted from the roundabout on the A4143 in Abergavenny
Nearest town or village: Abergavenny
OS Grid Reference: Explorer Map OL13 or Landranger Map 161 - SO 295 139.
Distance: Up to 900 metres of surfaced path are accessible.
Contact: Monmouthshire County Council on 01633 644856.
Facilities: Abergavenny is a busy market town with shops, restaurants, cafés, pubs and a covered market. Abergavenny Shopmobility hires out mobility scooters: 0800 298 3656.
Parking: The nearest car parks are at Abergavenny bus station, Byfield Lane, Tudor Street and Castle Street. All four car parks have reserved bays for blue badge holders.
Toilets: There are toilets located at the Castle Street and bus station car parks - both have RADAR National Key Scheme toilets.
More information about the area can be obtained from Abergavenny National Park & Tourist Information Centre.
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