On my last birthday, I wanted to hike up the other mountain that we saw every time we walked about town in Abergavenny – Skirrid Fawr. According to legend, part of the mountain is said to have been broken off at the moment of the crucifixion of Jesus. So, early on my birthday, armed with a couple of water bottles, we parked our car at the bottom of the mountain and began our climb. There were just a handful of cars in the parking lot and throughout our hike, we just saw a few hikers ascending or descending the summit.
The hike is neither easy nor difficult. But there are definitely a lot of steep inclines and steps along the way. So, be prepared to take your time and rest up along the way if you need to. We simply followed the signs to the top. The information from National Trust on How to climb Skirrid Fawr provides a good how-to as well.
And here is a photo essay of our climb!