1. Llanhilleth to Abertillery (4 miles)
This section of Route 465 has an easy gradient with a tarmac surface and takes you from Llanhilleth Train Station to Abertillery Park. The route starts at Llanhilleth in a scenic narrow valley and after passing through the rows of terraced houses, you will ride alongside the River Ebbw to Aberbeeg. This is the point where the Ebbw splits in to Fawr and Ebbw Fach. The path passes through a beautiful wooded valley where the distinctive blue and white flash of jay’s are often seen and in June wild strawberries grow. Look out for the “The Guardian”, a recent statue artwork of a miner by Sebastian Boyesen. It was erected near the site of Six Bells Colliery to commemorate a mining disaster in 1960 that killed 45 men.
2. Abertillery to Brynmawr (6 miles)
This section of Route 465 travels between Abertillery and Brynmawr and is largely traffic free. The route takes you past Blaina and Nantyglo.
Distance: 10 miles
Type: Largely traffic free
Things to see and do
- River Ebbw
- Abertillery Park
Route 465 connects Llanhilleth with Brynmawr via Abertillery.