Blaenavon - Carreg Maen Taro - Blaenavon

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This walk starts in Blaenavon, now part of a World Heritage Site. It takes in some sites, but anyone with the time could also visit Big Pit and the Ironworks. After walking along a quarry track on Coity Mountain, it takes you up to Carreg Maen Taro. Reputed to be the site of a battle, it is an old Boundary stone, bearing M (for Monmouthshire) on one side and B (Breconshire) on the other.

Wales - South Wales - Brecon - Brecon Beacons

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Mountains, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife
24/04/2015 - Graham Brookes

Many stiles to cross only suitable for small dogs or if your dog can be carried over. Small dogs will have difficulty crossing some moorland areas where the footpaths have disappeared going through marshy areas and tall grass.

24/04/2015 - Graham Brookes

A good route through industrial heritage and reclaimed moorland. A different type of area due to past industrialisation but some interesting places to visit en route reflecting the iron industry of 200 years ago. The Big Pit and Iron Works are worthy of your visit whether on foot or by car.

05/06/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Pat Roberts for her full update and some new photos for this walk. June 2011. Adrian (Admin)

22/05/2011 - Nicholas Mutton

Interesting walk.

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