The Afon Lwyd Trail is a traffic-free cycling and walking experience from Blaenavon to Newport. The track is part of the National Cycle Network; in the south of Torfaen it follows the Monmouth & Brecon Canal towpath and in the north runs along the former London and North Western Railway Line. Near Blaenavon, the route hugs the side of the Coity Mountain providing panoramic views of the Llywd Valley.
The route gives a glimpse of the turbulent history of the canal network which closed in the mid 20th century. As you follow the route you will cycle or walk alongside restored sections as well as derelict lengths, and on the southern section you’ll see narrow boats on this popular section of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.
The route is suitable for all cyclists from family groups to experienced cyclists. The track is well surfaced, making it suitable for all types of cycles.
The route is approximately 24km/15miles long and takes roughly 3 hours each way. The route is signposted as part of the National Cycle Network (492) and there are clear blue signs at every turn.
Download a copy of the Afon Lwyd Trail Leaflet here.