Look through the calendar to see what is going on in and around the Blaenavon area.
The events listed are no more than 1 hours drive from the World Heritage Site so why not use Oakfield B&B as your base?
Hopefully there is something for everyone!

Jul
16
Sat
Classic Transport Festival At The Railway @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

Railway Children TransportClassic Transport Festival 2022

Are you a classic vehicle enthusiast?

There’s something for everyone at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.

Classic cars sit alongside vintage buses and tractors of all ages.  Plenty of memories and nostalgia served up for the senses with the smell of the smoke from the trains and the sounds of the whistles.

For more information on the event go to bhrailway.co.uk

 

World War I at the Ironworks @ Blaenavon Ironworks
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

World WarWorld War I At The Ironworks

Why not pop along to Blaenavon Ironworks this Bank Holiday weekend?

There will be a plenty of soldiers and weaponry on display.
Find out about the social life of the soldiers with the re-enactors. They are always happy to answer questions.

For more information go to http://cadw.gov.wales/events/allevents

Jul
17
Sun
Classic Transport Festival At The Railway @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

Railway Children TransportClassic Transport Festival 2022

Are you a classic vehicle enthusiast?

There’s something for everyone at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.

Classic cars sit alongside vintage buses and tractors of all ages.  Plenty of memories and nostalgia served up for the senses with the smell of the smoke from the trains and the sounds of the whistles.

For more information on the event go to bhrailway.co.uk

 

World War I at the Ironworks @ Blaenavon Ironworks
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

World WarWorld War I At The Ironworks

Why not pop along to Blaenavon Ironworks this Bank Holiday weekend?

There will be a plenty of soldiers and weaponry on display.
Find out about the social life of the soldiers with the re-enactors. They are always happy to answer questions.

For more information go to http://cadw.gov.wales/events/allevents

Jul
31
Sun
“Milfraen Pits” Guided Walk @ Start from Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

In memory of a disaster in July 1929

This is another guided walk led by volunteers of the Blaenavon World Heritage Environment Group (BWHEG).

A walk of about 10 km (6 miles) over paths which may be muddy. Suitable for older children, but not recommended for people with limited mobility. We leave the Heritage Centre to join and follow the SUSTRANS cycle path through Garn Lakes and then towards the Racehorse Inn. Near this point, we double back, passing the sites of the former Milfraen and Red Ash collieries and then follow the path past the Coity Tips to return to base.

More information about the disaster can be found here.

Keep up to date with BWHEG’s activities or become a member at bwheg.wales or Facebook/BWHEG

Aug
6
Sat
Defence of Blaenavon World War II @ Blaenavon Ironworks
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Defence of Blaenavon WW2 EventWWII Defence of Blaenavon Weekend.

The return of this very popular event at Blaenavon Ironworks on 6th & 7th August 11:00 am – 4.00 pm.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 1940s with re-enactments, weapon and defence displays alongside music from the era.
Listen to wartime stories around the fireside in Stack Square.
Talk to living history actors to get a feel for how they defended their town and families.

Lots to see and do with the atmosphere of WWII.

For more information go to www.cadw.gov.uk

Aug
7
Sun
Defence of Blaenavon World War II @ Blaenavon Ironworks
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Defence of Blaenavon WW2 EventWWII Defence of Blaenavon Weekend.

The return of this very popular event at Blaenavon Ironworks on 6th & 7th August 11:00 am – 4.00 pm.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 1940s with re-enactments, weapon and defence displays alongside music from the era.
Listen to wartime stories around the fireside in Stack Square.
Talk to living history actors to get a feel for how they defended their town and families.

Lots to see and do with the atmosphere of WWII.

For more information go to www.cadw.gov.uk

Aug
27
Sat
Summer Bank Holiday Trains @ Blaenavon Heritage Railway
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

Steam Train Summer Bank HolidayTrains are running on this Summer Bank Holiday weekend.

Prices and details are not confirmed at this time – 26/03/2022

For up to date information go to bhrailway.co.uk

Aug
28
Sun
“Cwm Pwcca” Guided Walk @ Start from the quarry car park (SO221125) between Clydach Village and Darenfelen.
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Cwm Pwcca MapCwm Pwcca – visited by Shakespeare?

Another FREE guided walk led by the volunteers of the Blaenavon World Heritage Environment Group.

This walk of about 7 km (6 miles) takes us to the Clydach Gorge, supposedly the haunt of fairies and reputedly (but no proof) once visited by Shakespeare.

The walk will follow the old railway line (now SUSTRANS) and drop down through the woods to Clydach Village. We’ll then visit the old Clydach Ironworks before following the new Heads of the Valleys Road towards Cheltenham Village. Mourning en route the loss of the Drum and Monkey pub (if only for its name!), we’ll recross the road to the ancient Devil’s Bridge, before ascending to rejoin the railway line to Cwm Nant Gam, before returning to our stating point.

 

There are a couple of steep ascents (and descents), and some parts can be quite muddy in wet weather, but on the whole it’s walkable with appropriate footwear etc.

To keep up to date with BWHEG activities or become a member go to bwheg.wales or Facebook/BWHEG

Summer Bank Holiday Trains @ Blaenavon Heritage Railway
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

Steam Train Summer Bank HolidayTrains are running on this Summer Bank Holiday weekend.

Prices and details are not confirmed at this time – 26/03/2022

For up to date information go to bhrailway.co.uk