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!

May
29
Sun
“Both Ends of the Tunnel” Guided Walk @ Start from Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Both ends of the tunnel mapBoth ends of the tunnel – Pwll Du Tunnel

The Pwll Du tramway tunnel was once the longest of its kind in the world, bringing limestone from quarries in Tyla and Pwll Du to the Blaenafon Iron Works. This walk of about 9 km (6 miles) takes us to both ends of the tunnel.

It’s hard going in places, and so unfortunately isn’t suitable for those with limited mobility, but it’s well worth the effort.

Some parts can be very muddy (and not just in wet weather!), so appropriate footwear and clothing is essential.
Bringing refreshments is advisable too.

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

Jun
18
Sat
Model Railway Show 2022 @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

Model RailwayTrains In Miniature

After 3 years away the model trains will again be running along miniature tracks alongside miniature buildings.  It’s all in one place and fun to watch.
Adults and children will be enthralled at the details of the models.

Prices quoted above are for travelling on the regular train service. For entry prices to see the models and more information about the event go to bhrailway.co.uk

 

Jun
19
Sun
Model Railway Show 2022 @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

Model RailwayTrains In Miniature

After 3 years away the model trains will again be running along miniature tracks alongside miniature buildings.  It’s all in one place and fun to watch.
Adults and children will be enthralled at the details of the models.

Prices quoted above are for travelling on the regular train service. For entry prices to see the models and more information about the event go to bhrailway.co.uk

 

Jun
26
Sun
“Coety Mountain” Guided Walk @ Start from Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Coety Mountain MapA walk on the Coety Mountain

A FREE guided walk led by the volunteers of the Blaenavon World Heritage Environment Group (BWHEG).

The mountain is sometimes written as Coety (Welsh) but is commonly written as Coity (English) on maps.

A strenuous walk of about 10 km (6 miles), following old mine roads, hill tracks and former railways.

After following the line of the restored Blaenavon Railway to the Whistle pub, we climb Coety Mountain. Eventually we descend via an old mine railway track skirting Mynydd Farteg Fach, and return to the World Heritage Centre once more via the Sustrans cycle track.

Some parts can be muddy in wet weather, and the walk can be exposed, so appropriate footwear and clothing are needed.
Refreshments are also advisable.

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

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
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