BWHEG Guided Walks Programme Autumn 2022

More from our regular programme of FREE guided walks exploring and enjoying the Blaenavon Heritage Landscape and its neighbouring post-industrial sites.

Some walks will be best for reasonably fit adults, but others will be suitable for older children or people with limited mobility. They will range in distance from around 6 to 12 km

(3.5 – 7.5 miles).

The walks will start from outside the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, at 10.00 a.m. on the last Sunday of each month.

Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared in case of wet weather (not unknown hereabouts!).

 

*** If you'd like to be involved in leading or helping with our guided walks programme, why not join BWHEG and become part of the team? ***

Autumn Walks 2022

  1. 25th September 2022

Starting at 10.00 a.m. at WHC.

 

"Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness???"

A short walk of about 6.5 km (4½ miles), suitable for families. We'll walk up to the Blaenafon Community Woodlands to look for signs of autumn, including mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi. Then we'll walk down through the woods to join the old railway track (now SUSTRANS) back to the World Heritage Centre.

 

  1. 30th October 2022

Starting at 10.00 a.m. at WHC.

 

"Mynydd Y Garn Fawr"

A fairly strenuous walk of about 9.5 km (6 miles), suitable for older children, but not recommended for young children or people with limited mobility.

The walk climbs past old coal and iron workings to Keeper's Pond and the Foxhunter Car Park before following the ridge of Mynydd y Garn Fawr, passing the Bronze-Age cairn Carn y Defaid and eventually descending to join the Llanofer Road, from which we descend to follow Afon Llwyd and thence back to the World Heritage Centre.

There are some steep ascents (and descents), and some parts can be quite muddy in wet weather, but on the whole it’s walkable with appropriate footwear etc.

  1. 27th November 2022

 

Last Walk of the Season

 

"On the Level(s)"

 

A walk of about 7.5 km (4½ miles), suitable for older children, but not recommended for people with limited mobility. This walk passes old coal and iron workings en route to The Whistle Inn and then follows a hillside track. We visit the site of a drift mine which only closed in 2009 and later featured in the TV Series “The Coal House”. We then descend the path to Forgeside and back to the World Heritage Centre.

There are a couple of steep ascents (and descents), and some parts can be quite muddy in wet weather, but on the whole it’s walkable with appropriate footwear etc.                                                                    

The BWHEG Walks Programme will begin again in March 2023 – Keep your eyes peeled for details!