Essential Information


The trail starts in the historic market town of Monmouth (SO 505 125.)   Click here for map of town and surrounding road network. 


The route: Come with us on this 36 mile (58 km) ride visiting amongst other places the historic town of Monmouth, the picturesque villages of Tintern and Mathern, and the important Roman settlements of Caerwent and Caerleon. On the route we will show you the links King Arthur, his father, Meurig and his grandfather, Tewdrig have with this area.


The maps: A master map shows a general outline of the route covered by the trail. There are six more detailed maps of the trail for you to follow the route between sites of interest and six large scale maps showing parking places and other useful information when you reach the stopping points. Click here to view maps.


Travelling by bus to the start: Monmouth can be reached by public transport. For details contact


Travelling by car to the start: Monmouth is situated on the A40 between Ross on Wye and Raglan, with good road links to the Midlands, Cardiff and Newport, Bristol and the South West and London. There are pay and display car parks at either end of the town. (Both have disabled parking bays).


Travelling by bus along the route: Monmouth, Tintern, Caerwent and Caerleon can be reached directly by public transport. Mathern is 1 mile (1.6 km) from the nearest bus route and Black Rock is mile (0.8 km). For more details contact . (See relevant maps for location of bus stops).


Toilets: There are public toilets in Monmouth, Tintern, Caerwent and Caerleon. (See relevant maps for location).


Please support local business: Every purchase you make during your visit or on your walk preserves local jobs, facilities and services in the countryside.


Dogs: If you take your dog with you, keep it under control at all times and ensure that it is wormed regularly to avoid infecting livestock.


Places to stay: If you want to stay in the area look at or contact the Tourist Information Centre in Monmouth on 01600 713899 or email


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