“Cwm Pwcca” Guided Walk

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August 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Start from the quarry car park (SO221125) between Clydach Village and Darenfelen.
Blaenavon World Heritage Environment Group

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.

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