Blaenavon - Industrial Town to Nature Reserve (Walk 5)

Easy

Date: Tuesday, 6th September, 2016

Start Time: 2.00pm

Start Point: Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, NP4 9AE

Grid Ref: SO 251 088

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 5 miles / 8km

Description: Join the Blaenavon ‘Torfaen Take A Stroll’ walk programme for a walk around the industrial landscape of Blaenavon. Walk through the former ironworks community of Forgeside, past Big Puit National Mining Museum, explore the Coity spoil tip and local nature reserve of Garn Lakes.

Garn Lakes 6 September coity site  6 September

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Moorland, Manufacturing and Mining (Walk 6)

Strenuous

Date: Wednesday, 7th September, 2016

Start Time: 10.00am

Start Point: Keepers Pond Car Park, Blaenavon World Heritage Site, NP4 9SR

Grid Ref: SO 254 108

Duration: 6 hours

Distance: 8 miles / 13km

Description: Walk across the moorland taking in the view over the Usk Valley. Travel along Dyne Steel Incline and the Hills Tramroad where you will see Garndyrus Forge, the Water balance tower and other evidence of the industry that once claimed this land. Please bring a packed lunch.

Sugar Loaf from Coal Tips on Blorenge Black Mountains Scenery-Brecon Beacons.

Keepers Pond 7 September

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Industrial Pathways – Llanfoist to Govilon Circular Walk (Walk 15)

Some Extertion

Date: Thursday 15th September, 2016

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Point: Llanfoist Car Park

Grid Ref: SO 286 133

Duration: 2 hours

Distance: 2.5 miles / 4.5km

Description: A wonderful short circular walk with a big story to tell and stunning views! The route follows the old railway line from Llanfoist to Govilon Wharf. This section is relatively gentle and is suitable for walkers of all abilities. The next section follows the canal towing path to Llanfoist Wharf. The path is again generally easy going. The last main part of the Walk is an exploration of the lower part of the incredible Llanfoist Incline. This section is strenuous and is optional – stout walking boots and a stick are recommended. The walk will end at Llanfoist Car Park which is just a 5 minute walk from the Wharf. Dogs on leads are welcome.

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Lleyn Peninsula - North Walking Activities & Sports

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