Ponds, Peace and Perspective

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Mar 17
2019

10 people attending

10 places left

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£10.00
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19km , 500m climbing

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. 

Sirhowy Valley Signs
Sirhowy Valley
Sirhowy Valley
Sirhowy Valley Woods
Sirhowy Valley Signs
Sirhowy Valley
Sirhowy Valley
Sirhowy Valley Woods

Location

51.6996476, -3.1646557