BlackwoodNewbridge (Wales)

Blacnew one
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Distance

5km/3mi

Ascent

99m

Descent

169m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Blackwood and Newbridge (Wales).

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Blackwood and Newbridge (Wales).

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Blackwood
Grid RefST1738696944
Lat / Lon 51.66518° / -3.19590°
Easting / Northing317,386E / 196,944N
What3Wordshunk.binder.miss
Newbridge (Wales)
Grid RefST2103696896
Lat / Lon 51.66528° / -3.14311°
Easting / Northing321,037E / 196,896N
What3Wordsideal.obliging.cavalier

Blacnew One's land is

Arable 2.9%
Other agricultural land 42.6%
Urban 50.4%
Woods 4.1%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Review


Paul Chilcott

23 Jun 2022

June 2022. Direction Blackwood to Newbridge

A very good walk through a varied countryside, although there were a couple of access difficulties. After crossing Blackwood High Street and leaving behind the hussle and bustle of the town, the path crosses the River Sirhowy (Photo 1) and passes through a housing estate, before crossing the A4048 road (take care here as there is no dedicated crossing place). Following the old farm lane and surrounding fields feels like a million miles away from civilisation (Photo 2). After the community bench (Photo 3), the path turns off and goes through more fields and emerges onto another lane, although the exit was not clear, so a little improvisation was necessary. The walk through these lanes gives some lovely views across the fields to Pentwynmawr and Newbridge (Photo 4), The path then crosses more fields (Photo 5), before descending into the top end of Newbridge. There is very little waymarking on these paths and at this time of year it`s quite overgrown in places, so I had some difficulties getting through and probably walked a lot more than planned trying to find the way. In the end, it was all worth the effort on account of the scenery.

Photo 1 - The River Sirhowy, Bridge Street, Blackwood
Photo 2 - Country lane on leaving Blackwood
photo 3 - Community bench on the country lane
photo 4 - Views across the fields to Pentwynmawr and Newbridge
Photo 5 - Fields on approaching Newbridge.


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