We’re all very excited that tomorrow marks the start of the UNESCO-listed Blaenavon World Heritage Site’s first ever walking festival, which will involve a week of fascinating walks.
Join in and embrace the region’s history and wonderful scenery whilst filling your lungs with fresh air and surrounding yourself with unique wildlife. You’ll also be helping to support the fantastic Forgotten Landscapes Project, which leads the way in terms of the conservation of Blaenavon’s beautiful moorland by educating the public on the fascinating history of the area and training local volunteers to help with the conservation efforts.
We’ve picked our top 3 walks to inspire you to dig out your old walking boots and get involved…
The Iron Mountain Trail Part 2 takes place on Sunday the 7th of April, 10.30am to 2.00pm. The walk is led by Volunteer Rangers and leads you along the routes of the rustic tramways so that you can enjoy a trek along the mountain and learn a bit of history along the way.
Our second top pick is Thursday’s Pits and Pyramids walk, which follows the tracks of the forgotten miners along the seven pits of Blaenavon and Brynmawr, and which begins at the stunning Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve.
Finally, we had to mention Friday’s Moorland Magic tour; led by the Forgotten Landscape team you will explore the heather moorland and discover for yourself the work being undertaken by the Project, and how they’re protecting the area for the future.
Each walk will cost of £3; booking ahead is essential as they’re selling fast!