Tredegar Park - Rogerstone - Tredegar Park

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This is another circular walk along the waymarked Sirhowy Valley Walk. From Tredegar Park, National Cycle Route 4 is followed as far as the ancient parish church of Bassaleg. Near here, a little-known path along the edge of the Bassaleg Estate is joined, which takes the walker through woods and fields above (but never far from) the Ebbw River.

Near Rhiwderin, the Sirhowy Valley Walk is joined for the remainder of the route. After crossing the Ebbw into Ty Du Welfare Grounds, the route climbs through Rogerstone to the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. A stretch of towpath walking (including a descent of the canal's well-known fourteen locks) is followed by a stiff climb through fields to Ridgeway.

A short section along suburban streets leads to Coed Melyn Park and then a short steep climb up the slopes of Tredegar Fort, Gaer, for the best views of the day. From here, it's downhill all the way to your starting point at Tredegar Park.

Wales - South Wales - Gwent - Town or city


Ancient Monument, Cafe, Church, Great Views, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Woodland
2/7/2022 - Meryl Dobson

28/01/22 Another good walk from Harri Roberts. However, riverbank subsidence at the end of point 6 means the next part of the walk is fenced off. The council notice was dated 21/11/21 and supposedly temporary for 21 days. When we did this walk over 2 months later, no repair work had been done and the path was still closed. So, immediately on crossing the river bridge, proceed straight ahead along Park Way, staying on this road as it curves right to meet a T-junction at Julilee Way (about 410m). Turn left into Jubilee Way and follow for 80m until you reach a pedestrian walkway on the left. Follow this footpath for 160m until you emerge onto Tregwilym Road. Turn left and walk up the road for 400m to enter Ty Du Park on your left. This will add almost 3/4 mile to the walk but it really is the shortest route through this new build estate. We speak from the experience of constantly finding ourselves in block entrances and footpaths that ended abruptly! Hopefully the council will get their act together and shore up the river bank so the original route can be reopened

2/1/2022 - Meryl Dobson

01/02/22 - Meryl Dobson I should have added in my previous comment that you only need to enter the park if you are stopping for a break. There are toilets and plenty of picnic tables. If not, bypass the entry to the park from Tregwilym Road and carry on to cross over the dual carriageway from above. Then go to Point 8

1/5/2021 - Matthew Cleeve

Lovely walk with good detail. Great views in a number of places. Gaer Fort has multiple paths and not sure we took the same one, but when you get to the top, head for the houses and you soon get back on track

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