Route 466 takes you off Route 46, into the valleys and past Ebbw Vale and onto Cwm. At the moment there is a gap in the route between Cwm and Crumlin. From Crumlin, the route is open on to Pontypool.
Ebbw Vale to Cwm
This route links Ebbw Vale’s Festival Park to Cwm Recreation ground and forms part of National Route 466 which travels from the Heads of the Valleys to Cwm. It provides residents of Cwm direct access to Ebbw Vale Parkway Station. The route largely follows the route of the Ebbw Valley Railway. Sustrans and Blaenau Gwent are working on a plan to extend the route south to join Route 465 at Aberbeeg.
Crumlin to Pontypool
This section of Route 466 travels from Crumlin to Pontypool via Swffryd and Hafodyrynys. The route just after Hafodyrynys is traffic-free until you join the Crumlin Road, avoiding the busier A472. This takes you all the way into Pontypool where you join another traffic-free path.
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.