Clydach Gorge, west of Abergavenny

The route travels between Llanfoist, just to the south of Abergavenny, and Brynmawr, passing high above the Clydach Gorge.

Starting at Llanfoist Crossing Car Park, this picturesque trail travels high above the Clydach Gorge, from Llanfoist, just to the south-west of Abergavenny, to Brynmawr. It takes in breath-taking views of the Clydach Gorge Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Brecon Beacons and the Sugar Loaf and Skirrid Mountains.

Look out for the remains of an industrial age highlighted by mining and quarrying ruins and incredible railway structures as well as the wildlife that has taken them over including peregrine falcons. Once in Brynmawr riders can travel west along the Heads of the Valleys, National Cycle Network Route 492 towards Blaenavon from where there are only spectacular views. Please note that the road to Blaenavon is not complete but can be reached by the busy B4248.

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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