Lodge Hill Circular Walk in Caerleon. Mostly rural paths with some stiles and kissing gates. Some steep sections. Spectacular views from the high ground over the River Usk and the City of Newport. Look out for the distinct Lodge Hill Circular Walk Waymark Disc.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Start at Lodge Hill Church.
(D/A) With your back to the church, follow the fingerpost at the entrance to Lodge Farm along a grass track leading towards a metal kissing gate. Continue along this path towards the hill fort until reaching a stile which will take you into an open field. Enjoy the great views of the River Usk and Newport beyond. Continue across the field to the second stile, then head downhill to Pillmawr Farm. Cross the stile and drop down the steep bank to a metal field gate. Pass through the field gate onto Pillmawr Lane.
(1) Follow narrow pathway directly in front of Mount Pleasant cottage, continue over stile and bear right before heading downhill to a stile at the roadside.
(2) Turn right after stile passing two driveways and look out for a stile on your right. Follow waymarkers along the farm track to a stile at the field boundary. Cross and continue along to the footbridge. Follow waymarks over several fields and footbridges before reaching farm access road just beyond Park Farm Cottage.
(3) Continue along the farm track for approximately 400 meters before crossing the stile on your right, heading towards the footbridge and uphill towards the woodland. Do not cross stile here, but follow waymarks to the right to another stile leading you into the wood, cross here and follow the path through Lodge wood back to the start.(D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 99m - Lodge Farm Church
1 : km 1.09 - alt. 47m - Pillmawr Lane
2 : km 1.42 - alt. 11m - Narrow pathway
3 : km 2.56 - alt. 48m - Farm track
D/A : km 4.82 - alt. 99m - Lodge Farm Church
LODGE HILL FORT- Lodge Fort is a large Iron Age hill fort of the Silures. The Silures were a formidable Celtic tribe of skilled farmers and metal workers. The earthworks of the fort are very evident and can be viewed from the footpath which passes alongside the earth embankments.
Roadside parking in Lodge Hill area.
Look out for the distinct Lodge Hill Circular Walk Waymark Disc.
Please be advised route descriptions may alter as improvements are made to footpath structures along these routes
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