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Abertillery

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Slow Ways linking Abertillery and Abersychan, Bargoed, Blackwood, Blaenavon, Blaina, Ebbw Vale, Newbridge (Wales), Rhymney, Tredegar

Great Britain / Gwent / Abertillery

Abertillery’s nine Slow Ways are 39% checked

Drawn: 9/9
reviewed: 5/9
verified: 0/9
and surveyed: 0/9

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Walk to Abertillery from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Abertillery—Blaenavon
Abebla one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 464m Descent 373m
Abertillery—Abersychan
Aberabe one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 279m Descent 328m
Bargoed—Abertillery
Barabe one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 434m Descent 395m
Blackwood—Abertillery
Blaabe one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 339m Descent 290m
Blackwood—Abertillery
Blaabe two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 364m Descent 320m
Blaina—Abertillery
Blaiabe one

Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 152m Descent 202m
Blaina—Abertillery
Blaiabe two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Ebbw Vale—Abertillery
Ebbabe one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 317m Descent 407m
Newbridge (Wales)—Abertillery
Newbabe one Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 345m Descent 235m
Newbridge (Wales)—Abertillery
Newbabe two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Rhymney—Abertillery
Rhyabe one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 779m Descent 851m
Tredegar—Abertillery
Tredabe one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 485m Descent 580m

Collective progress

44% of Abertillery’s nine route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

8/12

reviewed

1/12

surveyed

0/12

verified

4 people have contributed to Abertillery’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Abertillery

65km out of 116km have been walked and reviewed

78km of reviews have been shared in Abertillery

Latest Updates

The route line could be a little more accurate in places, but just follow the paths on your map. I'd 100% enjoy walking this route again and local people are fortunate to have it!...

danravenellison

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This is a great route that's mostly away from the road, easy to follow and surrounded by trees. Walking on the path along the B4471 was fun below Llanhilleth, with the road at tree canopy height....

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Newbridge (Wales)—Abertillery

danravenellison added Newbabe two, a new walk from Newbridge (Wales) to Abertillery

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Blaina—Abertillery

Tim Ryan added Blaiabe two, a new walk from Blaina to Abertillery

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Particularly in the woodland north of Abertillery where there are numerous tracks and trails in all directions, not all marked on the map and some of these are clearer than those that are marked....

Tim Ryan

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At the time of my review I found the woodland north of Trinant difficult as it was very overgrown and the path was far from clear. It is possible. However an option might be to take the B road through Cwm Nant Gwynt to avoid the woodland....

Tim Ryan

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A steep and rocky path to the right then leads on to a track and somewhere shortly after, there is another turn off onto the mountain track (which I missed). Instead, I continued along the track and followed the contoured path around the side of the mountain overlooking the Cwmtillery valley. I eventually stumbled on another path heading in the right direction, but it veered away and rather than face another yomp, I followed it, but came out above Blaenavon further south than the planned track....

Paul Chilcott

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The path then leads slowly up into the Sychan valley, a steady plod uphill following the upper side of a fence (Photo 1), but as the path deviates and goes up the hill side, there are lots of criss-crossing paths, so some care is needed to keep the heading. Again some great views looking down towards Six Bells in the Ebbw Fach valley (Photo 3). Photo 1 - The path leading up the Sychan Valley...

Paul Chilcott

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Heading out of Blaina up the steep street, there was no obvious path to the right, but I eventually came out on a track that then led back to the path. My path then headed straight for some private land, so I had to make a steep detour up the hill until I found what may have been a style to cross the fields. Photo 3 - Beech woodlands on the mountain side between Blaina and Abertillery...

Paul Chilcott

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This is a nice steady walk, gradually downhill all the way to Aberbeeg, with the river Ebbw Fach on the right and the "old" road up above on the left beyond the trees. At Aberbeeg, the path goes under the railway bridge then immediately over the Ebbw River (just downstream from the confluence of the Ebbw Fach and the Ebbw Fawr) before passing under the main A467 road. The it`s a bit of a slog uphill on Pant Ddu Road, before turning left just before the road bends around to Aberbeeg church. Then it was just a matter of walking along Park Road into Newbridge and down through the park to the station....

Paul Chilcott

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grifftinfoilhat surveyed Blaabe two

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Abertillery

grifftinfoilhat surveyed Abertillery

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The public rights of way on the OS map do not match what actually happens on the ground and you end up following a track that leads through someone's garden, definitely private land....

grifftinfoilhat

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Blackwood—Abertillery

grifftinfoilhat added Blaabe two, a new walk from Blackwood to Abertillery

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Lovely walk along several old railway lines which I did from Abertillery to Blackwood....

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grifftinfoilhat took this photo on Blaabe two

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Abertillery—Blaenavon

Roger Webster added Abebla one, a new walk from Abertillery to Blaenavon

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Abertillery—Abersychan

Slow Ways added Aberabe one, a new walk from Abertillery to Abersychan

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Bargoed—Abertillery

Slow Ways added Barabe one, a new walk from Bargoed to Abertillery

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Blackwood—Abertillery

Slow Ways added Blaabe one, a new walk from Blackwood to Abertillery

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Blaina—Abertillery

Slow Ways added Blaiabe one, a new walk from Blaina to Abertillery

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Ebbw Vale—Abertillery

Slow Ways added Ebbabe one, a new walk from Ebbw Vale to Abertillery

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Newbridge (Wales)—Abertillery

Slow Ways added Newbabe one, a new walk from Newbridge (Wales) to Abertillery

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Rhymney—Abertillery

Slow Ways added Rhyabe one, a new walk from Rhymney to Abertillery

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Tredegar—Abertillery

Slow Ways added Tredabe one, a new walk from Tredegar to Abertillery

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Abertillery, Sun 28 May

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Abertillery’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SO2169804116

Lat / Lon

51.73027° / -3.13518°

Easting / Northing

321,698E / 204,116N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Abertillery's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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