"The Dog Stone" Guided Walk

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Meet at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
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Guided Walk
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Sunday 29th March 2020 (10:00-16:00)
Contact:
Tel: 01495 742333
Description

The Dog Stone on Varteg Hill is a monument to the memory of Carlo, a red setter accidentally shot during a grouse shoot in 1864. The "stone" is an iron monument, cast in Blaenafon.

This is a short(ish) walk of about 8 km (5 miles), but with a couple of steep ascents (and, of course, descents!) It is suitable for older children, but could be difficult for people with limited mobility. We'll walk up to Forgeside, then up Varteg Hill to the Dog Stone. Then we'll walk down to join the old railway track (now the SUSTRANS cycle way) back to the World Heritage Centre. No dogs allowed on this walk.