Three Castles Walk Official Route Guide [ISBN: 0-9545832-2-1]
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The Three Castles Walk is a circular route about 19 miles long. It takes the walker through an undulating landscape of wooded hillsides and hidden valleys in north east Monmouthshire. The countryside in this area retains a strong local identity with its fine tapestry of hedgerows, copses and woods; its maze of narrow lanes, tracks, bridleways and paths; its distinctive market towns, villages and hamlets; and its secluded historic farmhouses and churches.
The Three Castles Walk links the three Norman Castles of Skenfrith, White Castle and Grosmont. The main purpose of these 'Three Castles' was to form a line of defence on the border of the Marches and to control the transport routes from Herefordshire to Wales. The guide describes the walk in a clockwise direction in three sections, starting and finishing at Skenfrith. They are: Skenfrith to White Castle; White Castle to Grosmont; Grosmont to Skenfrith. Clear maps support the text, based upon OS 1:25,000 mapping.