Ponds, Peace and Perspective
10 people attending
10 places left
Following a classic circular walk we will start from an old canal feeder pond (the best preserved and last complete example in Wales) then descend through a wooded valley to the peaceful hamlet of Manmoel. We then climb up onto the Cefn Man Moel ridge overlooking the Sirhowy Valley towards Ebbw Vale and Cwm. We will climb Y Domen Fawr (504m) and take in the views and explore both the Bronze Age and industrial past of the area. We will return via Mynydd Pen-y-Fan (409m, more peaceful than its busier namesake just to the north!). This walk will offer us a peaceful landscape away from the crowds whilst still offering spectacular views and rolling farm landscapes.
What to bring
Sensible strong footwear, suitable warm clothing and waterproof/windproof layers. it can get windy and exposed on certain parts of the ridge.
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and at least 1 litre of water. There is no where on route to get supplies.
There is a small cafe at the start/end, so bring some money in case you want to buy anything, and remember your £3 for parking!