Distance: 18.6 miles This walk around the Welsh Marches takes in the three Norman castles of Skenfrith, Grosmont and Whitecastle. From Abergavenny, the best starting point is White Castle which is around eight miles from Abergavenny along the B4521 (Old Ross Road, signposted Skenfrith.

Route details

A detailed route description starting at Whitecastle can be found on the Guardian website. You can also find GPX files at gps-routes.co.uk.


At Grosmont, aim for the Angel pub for refreshment and a warm welcome. At Skenfrith, don’t miss The Bell with its quality accommodation and AA double rosette dining experience. See our accommodation guide for more places to stay in Abergavenny.


The route is waymarked, but we recommend that you plan your route with an OS map (other quality maps are available!). You should also be able to pick up a copy of the route from one of the tourist information offices in Abergavenny or Monmouth.

Thanks to gps-routes.co.uk for the route data.