Route 423 of the National Cycle Network follows the former Regional Route 30 and the Peregrine Path from Cwmbran to Ross via Monmouth. You'll pass shops and pubs-a-plenty for refreshments, and if you're lucky you may spot nesting Peregrine Falcons at Symonds Yat Rock.

The route takes you on quiet roads (but very steep in places) past Llandegfedd Reservoir and through the villages of Coed-y-Paen (check out the phone box), Llanbadoc, Usk, Raglan and Dingestow.

Both Usk and Raglan have shops and pubs for refreshments. Arriving in Monmouth the route crosses the River Wye and follows the Peregrine Path along the Wye valley north to Symonds Yat East.

Here there is a canoe hire centre and inviting waterholes including the Saracens Head Pub.

The area is also the gateway for a steady climb to Symonds Yat Rock where nesting Peregrine Falcons can be spotted. Leaving Symonds Yat the route continues on to Goodrich.

The route between Cwmbran and Monmouth is for more experienced cyclists. 

There are gaps in the route at Raglan and around Symonds Yat and Whitchurch.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

Route 423 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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