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This is an easy to moderate hill day and should be available to most levels of ability. About This is what Countryfile have to say about The Skirrid: ‘Holy Mountain, Sacred Hill,
This is an easy to moderate hill day and should be available to most levels of ability.
This is what Countryfile have to say about The Skirrid:
‘Holy Mountain, Sacred Hill, Ysgyryd Fawr in Welsh – ‘ysgyryd’ meaning shattered or split – or simply The Skirrid, this mini mount goes by many names, hinting at its extensive and intriguing past.
This walk is 5 miles and is a complete exploration of this great little hill. The land surrounding the hill has long been considered holy and fertile – according to one ancient legend, a powerful landslide hit it the moment Christ was crucified on the cross – and religious pilgrimages have been made to the summit for centuries. Enjoy a circular walk to the summit of this spooky hill, which offers dramatic views across the surrounding countryside with the Blorenge hill in the distance.
Height Gain : 400m Distance : 8.5km Time : 3.75hrs
What to bring
* Walking boots
* Warm layers and waterproofs essential
National Trusts Skirrid Car Park West of the Copper Kettle Tea Room, Emm-lee, Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny NP7 8AP
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