Slow Way Route To do
Bargoed—Blackwood
Barbla one Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 114m Descent 123m
Bargoed—Blackwood
Barbla two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 96m Descent 101m
Blackwood—Abertillery
Blaabe one Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 339m Descent 290m
Blackwood—Abertillery
Blaabe two Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 364m Descent 320m
Blackwood—Newbridge (Wales)
Blacnew one Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 99m Descent 169m
Blackwood—Pontllan-fraith
Blapon one Verify me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 55m Descent 17m
Pengam—Blackwood
Penbla one Verify me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 95m Descent 78m
Ystrad Mynach—Blackwood
Ystbla one Verify me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 105m Descent 164m
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Blackwood, Mon 28 November

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Blackwood’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST1738696944

Lat / Lon

51.66518° / -3.19590°

Easting / Northing

317,386E / 196,944N

Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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Bargoed Woodland Park really is a gem and most of this walk is within this park. Photo 1 - View across the Rhymney Valley from Bargoed Photo 2 - The northern end of Bargoed Woodland Park...

Paul Chilcott

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Paul Chilcott took this photo on Barbla two

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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). 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....

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It then opens up into a meadow (Photo 3), which is part of the Sir Harold Finch Memorial Park. After crossing the busy Blackwood Road / Libanus Road junction, the path leads through another small park (Photo 4), after which it`s just a short stretch through the back streets to Blackwood bust station....

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The other area of note is the area around bridge over the River Rhymney (Photos 4 and 5) and the path leading up to the main road in Pengam. Most of this route is suitable for wheels, but the stretch after the bridge over the River Rhymney is fairly steep and uneven with steps at the top....

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Paul Chilcott took this photo on Penbla one

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grifftinfoilhat surveyed Blapon one

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grifftinfoilhat surveyed Penbla one

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Short, practical, unremarkable walk linking Blackwood and Pontllanfraith....

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It was never going to be the prettiest of walks, very urban through housing estates etc....

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grifftinfoilhat took this photo on Penbla one

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grifftinfoilhat surveyed Ystbla one

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grifftinfoilhat surveyed Blaabe two

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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....

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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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Lovely walk crossing Hengoed viaduct and then following river walk from Pontallanfraith into Blackwood. Nice and easy, mostly paved for the whole way....

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Bargoed—Blackwood

Slow Ways added Barbla one, a new walk from Bargoed to Blackwood

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Bargoed—Blackwood

Slow Ways added Barbla two, a new walk from Bargoed to Blackwood

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Blackwood—Abertillery

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

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Blackwood—Newbridge (Wales)

Slow Ways added Blacnew one, a new walk from Blackwood to Newbridge (Wales)

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Blackwood—Pontllan-fraith

Slow Ways added Blapon one, a new walk from Blackwood to Pontllan-fraith

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Pengam—Blackwood

Slow Ways added Penbla one, a new walk from Pengam to Blackwood

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Ystrad Mynach—Blackwood

Slow Ways added Ystbla one, a new walk from Ystrad Mynach to Blackwood

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