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Brynmawr

Blaenau Gwent


Slow Ways linking Brynmawr and Abergavenny - Y Fenni, Beaufort (Wales), Blaenavon, Crickhowell - Crughywel, Ebbw Vale, Nantyglo

Wales / Blaenau Gwent / Brynmawr

Brynmawr’s six Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Walk to Brynmawr from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Beaufort (Wales)—Brynmawr
Beabry one Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 29m Descent 28m
Beaufort (Wales)—Brynmawr
Beabry two Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 29m Descent 28m
Brynmawr—Abergavenny - Y Fenni
Bryabe one Review me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 235m Descent 537m
Brynmawr—Blaenavon
Brybla one Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 249m Descent 298m
Brynmawr—Blaenavon
Brybla two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 120m Descent 167m
Brynmawr—Crickhowell - Crughywel
Brycri one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 205m Descent 468m
Brynmawr—Crickhowell - Crughywel
Brycri two Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Brynmawr—Nantyglo
Brynan one

Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 35m Descent 36m
Brynmawr—Nantyglo
Brynan two Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Ebbw Vale—Brynmawr
Ebbbry one Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 141m Descent 95m

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Collective progress

48% of Brynmawr’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

9/10

reviewed

0/10

surveyed

0/10

verified

3 people have contributed to Brynmawr’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Brynmawr

56km out of 65km have been walked and reviewed

76km of reviews have been shared in Brynmawr

Latest Updates

Paul Chilcott took this photo on Ebbbry one

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A straight forward and functional SlowWay across the hills at the top end of the mountain Mynydd Carn y Cefn....

Paul Chilcott

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Probably a 5-star walk on a clear day, but I happened to choose a day with limited visibility (contrary to the earlier weather forecast), it was a walk through the clouds on the mountain section. After the disused reservoir above Brynmawr, the path becomes a rocky mountain track all the way down to the road....

Paul Chilcott

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I walked it as part of a longer Slow Ways walk between Barry and Hay - one of my favourite walks to date....

danravenellison

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Brynmawr—Nantyglo

danravenellison added Brynan two, a new walk from Brynmawr to Nantyglo

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This is a good route that I managed to follow, but it's not walkable as drawn. Like Paul, I couldn't find the path behind Waun Ebbw Road. Happy to update this review if you can correct me on this....

danravenellison

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Very usable route with a pleasant mix of scenery....

Steven Coombs

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Pleasant easy walk mostly along the cycle path, before some road walking in Beaufort....

Steven Coombs

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A lovely short walk, mostly along a cycle track / footpath (Photo 1) through Parc Nant-y-Waun....

Paul Chilcott

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Brynmawr—Crickhowell - Crughywel

danravenellison added Brycri two, a new walk from Brynmawr to Crickhowell - Crughywel

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Coming from Brynmawr, I couldn't secure access from Clydach Dingle through the properties and onto the open access land behind the school....

danravenellison

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Follow the route, look for cairns on the northern side of the hill, and you will be fine. Another route option could also go around the foot of the hill, avoiding a large amount of elevation....

danravenellison

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I couldn`t find the path from Waun Ebbw Road, that`s supposed to cut through to the fields behind the houses, so I followed the road to the end of the houses and turned left on to another road to rejoin the path, which crosses the road and on through another housing estate, until it reaches the bridge over the main A467 road. After the bridge, the next section follows Farm Road, which is a quiet lane with housing on the left, but nice views over the fields to the right....

Paul Chilcott

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Brynmawr

Paul Chilcott surveyed Brynmawr

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It follows the old railway line up to the point where it meets the Blaenavon Heritage Railway, which the path then runs parallel to as it nears Blaenavon....

Paul Chilcott

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Paul Chilcott took this photo on Brybla two

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There are a few deviations from the original railway line, where the land is privately owned, or the line used to go through tunnels, and here the path can become quite steep, along country lanes or dedicated alternative paths. The path is metalled most of the way, but there are some nice short stretches of grassy paths around Puck`s Valley, with a few wet patches here and there, but not too bad considering there had been heavy rain a few days before. The rail path itself is generally good for wheeling aswell as walking, with a single swivel gate and a single kissing gate along the way (the kissing gate is at the end of the rail path stage before the second diversion on to a country lane (grid ref. 32082123), although there is a possible alternative on another metalled lane)....

Paul Chilcott

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Beaufort (Wales)—Brynmawr

Slow Ways added Beabry one, a new walk from Beaufort (Wales) to Brynmawr

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Beaufort (Wales)—Brynmawr

Slow Ways added Beabry two, a new walk from Beaufort (Wales) to Brynmawr

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Brynmawr—Abergavenny - Y Fenni

Slow Ways added Bryabe one, a new walk from Brynmawr to Abergavenny - Y Fenni

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Brynmawr—Blaenavon

Slow Ways added Brybla one, a new walk from Brynmawr to Blaenavon

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Brynmawr—Blaenavon

Slow Ways added Brybla two, a new walk from Brynmawr to Blaenavon

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Brynmawr—Crickhowell - Crughywel

Slow Ways added Brycri one, a new walk from Brynmawr to Crickhowell - Crughywel

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Brynmawr—Nantyglo

Slow Ways added Brynan one, a new walk from Brynmawr to Nantyglo

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Ebbw Vale—Brynmawr

Slow Ways added Ebbbry one, a new walk from Ebbw Vale to Brynmawr

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Brynmawr’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SO1908911684

Lat / Lon

51.79793° / -3.17471°

Easting / Northing

319,089E / 211,684N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Brynmawr'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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