Walking

If it’s a while since you’ve been to the valleys, it’s about time you visited again. The only remaining coal tips are conservation sites, the hillsides are green again. Blaenau Gwent offers great walking country with numerous trails following old tram roads and winding tracks straight to the mountain tops.

Some favourite walks are gentle strolls along old tram roads following in the footsteps of iron makers from centuries ago.  The more energetic may prefer a brisk hike to the valley tops where the views are just as breath taking as the walk.  You never know what you’ll find around the next corner from a medieval church, a relic from our industrial past or a peaceful Nature Reserve.  The valleys are full with heritage and beauty, come and explore for yourselves.

Discover Trails

5 town trails exploring the rich heritage of the towns of Abertillery, Blaina, Ebbw Vale, Nantyglo and Tredegar.

Ebbw Fach Trail

The Ebbw Fach Trail Is a 16 kilometre trail passing through 14 community green spaces. The trail explores the journey of the landscape from its agricultural origins, through the ravages of industrialisation back to a green and pleasant land. The trail follows the Ebbw Fach river highlighting

Heritage sites and wildlife hot spots, taking the visitor on a learning journey through the valley. 

In the footsteps of the Iron Makers

7 walking trails along old tram roads, named after local Ironmasters. The trails trace local industrial heritage and also entwine the social & cultural heritage of each community

Nye Bevan Trail

A walk and drive trail around Tredegar taking in sites associated with Aneurin Bevan, Labour MP and architect of the National Health Service

Tyleri Trails

9 walking trails around the rollercoaster landscape of Abertillery offering spectacular views of the valley, taking in local folklore, fable and the mining history of the area.

Contact Information

Name of Team: Economic Development
Telephone Number: 01495 355937 or 07968 472812
Address: Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent. NP23 6XB  
Email Address: alyson.tippings@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk