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Walking Route:29 Gilwern to Clydach at Gilwern Village car park

Walking Route, free entry

Clydach Gorge

Clydach Gorge

29 Gilwern and Clydach

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Address

Abergavenny Road, Gilwern,
Monmouthshire,
NP7 0AD

Contact

Matthew Lewis

Details

The route leaves Gilwern and follows the canal, riverside and minor roads gradually climbing up the Clydach Gorge. At Blackrock the route goes under the A465 and crosses the Devil’s Bridge then ascends the steep wooded hillside. From there it contours around the hillside following the disused railway line, now cycle way, before descending an old incline to the old Clydach Iron Works and rejoining the outward path.
Points of interest include much evidence of this area’s industrial heritage such as Clydach Iron Works and its cast iron bridge. In contrast the route takes in the Cwm Clydach National Nature Reserve with its stunning beech woodland and waterfalls.
Please see PDF below for route map

Walk Route: Gilwern - Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal - Clydach Gorge - Gilwern

Duration: 3 hours

Miles: 6

Time/Effort 2 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 2 out of 5
OS map OS Explorer 1:25000 Sheey OL13 Brecon Beacons National Park (Eastern Area)
Toilets Public toilets on junction next to Beaufort Public House.
Refreshments Pubs and shops in Gilwern village.

Prices

Free entry

Directions

See location of Gilwern Village car park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 248146  Lat: 51.82524 Long: -3.09170

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

Welsh Dragon