Brynbuga Me Sideways
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The Market town of Usk (Or Brynbuga in Welsh) is not surprisinngly located on the River Usk, about 10 miles North East of Newport, with some of the earliest parts dating back to Roman times. Our walk will take us up River following the route of the Usk Valley walk to Chain Bridge, where we then take in most of the climb for the day. We'll work our way back to Usk with some spectacular views of Wales, before walking past the remains of Usk Castle.
Dogs will be welcome on the walk but will need to be kept under control especially where we pass through farmland.
Photo Credits: All photos taken by James Couldry and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking. If the weather has been good then you may get away with good quality trainers but walking boots/shoes are recommended.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.