Walk duration: 2 hours
Other info: Gentle walk from car park across the mountain top.
View from the Blorenge, a mountain in South East Wales
In 1952, Sir Harry Llewellyn rode Foxhunter to take Gold in the Helsinki Olympic. The remains of the horse are buried near the car park, with a small memorial dedicated to him.
Sir Harry Llewellyn himself died at the age of 88 in November 1999, at his home in Abergavenny. His ashes were scattered over the Blorenge mountain.
It can be slippery up here, so be careful. But this simply has to be the best view in the area. The whole of Abergavenny is laid out beneath you, with the Sugarloaf and Skirrid mountains providing the back drop.
Rhyme for 'orange'!
Blorenge rhymes with orange! The only other word in the English language that rhymes with orange is 'sporange', which is in the Oxford English Dictionary, and is a botanical term.
Sam Murray, from Philadelphia won $1 million in 2009 on the TV show "Who wants to be a millionaire" after the last remaining competitor Jehan Shamsid-Deen failed to answer this question:
A rare example of a word that rhymes with 'orange', the Blorenge is a what?
A: River in Ireland, B: Forest in Scotland, C: Mountain in Wales, D: Desert in Australia
Things to look out for
River Usk: you should be able to trace the path of the river as it meanders through the valley.
Town Hall: Try and spot its distinctive green roof
The Castle: You may just be able to make out the castle ruins, not too far from the town hall.
The Sugar Loaf: from this position, you can clearly see how the Sugar Loaf mountain forms the Deri, the Rholben, and Llanwenarth Breast (from right to left)
Planning a walk? Check the weather before you go on the Abergavenny web cam.