Keeper's Pond

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The Keeper’s Pond, also known as Pen-ffordd-goch Pond or the Forge Pond, is situated near Pwll Du on the hill between Blaenavon and Abergavenny. The pond was built in the early 19th century to provide water for Garnddyrys Forge, which started production in about 1817. The forge was dismantled during the 1860s and whilst the pond no longer fulfilled an industrial purpose, it rapidly became a local beauty spot. It also acquired the name Keeper’s Pond because the gamekeeper of the grouse moors lived in a cottage nearby.

Today, the Keeper’s Pond car park is the ideal starting point for a walk on the Blorenge Mountain, a picnic beside the water or even a dip for  supervised wild swimming classes. It's a great place to enjoy both the natural and man-made beauty of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site.

Try the Blorenge High Level Walk

Find more great things to do in the Blaenavon World Heritage Site

Join Carly Rogers for some supervised Mental Health Swims  at Keeper's Pond.

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Keepers PondHealth Walk - Blorenge High Level Walk, Abergavenny4 mile walk from Keepers Pond around the summit of the Blorenge.



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Keeper's Pond


Keeper's Pond, Abergavenny Road (B4246), Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP4 9SR
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Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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