To embrace the Year of The Sea in Wales this year, the Brecon Beacons National Park have created a series of walks and animations highlighting our beautiful canal and surrounding area. Explore canal wharf and the watton lime kilns in Brecon, walk in the footsteps of the past at Brinore Tramroad and delve into the history of Clydach and Blaenavon Ironwalks. Read on to discover…
Park at Clydach village hall, from the entrance to the car park, take the path to the right down the former tramroad incline to reach the ruins of Clydach Ironworks
Cross the River Clydach via the historic cast-iron Smart’s Bridge and follow the track, keeping right until you reach the road.
Turn right and follow the road uphill for over 350m until you reach a public footpath on the left beside of Troed Rhiw House.
Follow the path, cross a footbridge and ascend to a viewing point over the Dyar-fach. Continue to the old viaduct over Nant Dyar. Turn right along the cycleway past the former clydach station to a steep road
Cross the road and follow the waymarked route of National Cycle network 46, passing the western entrances to the Clydach Tunnels, until you reach a panel interpreting the view into Llanelly Quarry. Shortly afterwards, turn sharp right down a road and then shortly left down a former tramway incline through the beechwoods signed to Dan y Coed. Follow a path behind the houses with the river down to your left to reach the head of a short cul-de-sac road. Follow it and turn left along another road to reach the entrance to the car park after 220m.