Blaenavon Industrial Landscape Walks

Blaenavon Industrial Landscape Walks
  • Location:Blaenavon
  • Type:View point, Walk/cycle Route

A number of walks have been created to help you discover the hidden corners of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site. These take you from the Bronze Age, through the Industrial Revolution and into a landscape and history that inspired the author Alexander Cordell. 

The walks range from easy strolls to energetic hikes with distances of just under 4km (2.5 miles) to over 18km (12 miles). You can tailor a walk to suit you and your companions – a quick walk around the Garn Lakes to a whole day’s adventure are all possible. Each walk starts and finishes at a convenient car park, village centre, pub, picnic site or heritage attraction meaning that you can leave your car safely or arrange to meet friends.

Many of the routes cross open mountains and rocky or muddy areas so sensible clothing and footwear are essential. Also, remember that the weather can change very quickly in exposed places so make sure that you have all the necessary equipment, the relevant OS Explorer Map and keep an eye on the weather.

The Blaenavon World Heritage Centre has a full range of walks leaflets for the World Heritage Site and the rest of Torfaen.

Download copies of the Blaenavon Walks leaflets below:


  • Disabled Access:No
  • Suitable for Educational Visits:Yes
  • Suitable for Groups:Yes
  • Suitable for Families:Yes
Contact Details
  • Free Entry
  • Dogs allowed