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

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

Sep
17
Sat
Abergavenny Food Festival 2022 @ Abergavenny Town
Sep 17 all-day

Abergavenny Food Festival 2020Abergavenny Food Festival

This annual event has been running for over 20 years, with the exception of COVID-19 2020. So why not go along and join in the fetivities.

Since 1999 it has grown to be seen as the biggest and best loved food event in Wales.
30,000 visitors flock to the market town of Abergavenny for this weekend.
With over 200 exhibitors, ticket holders can look forward to enjoying the delights of the finest food and drink producers, expert demonstrations and a line-up of experts and well known chefs.

Tickets, maps, guests line-up and other information can be found at www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com

Sep
18
Sun
Abergavenny Food Festival 2022 @ Abergavenny Town
Sep 18 all-day

Abergavenny Food Festival 2020Abergavenny Food Festival

This annual event has been running for over 20 years, with the exception of COVID-19 2020. So why not go along and join in the fetivities.

Since 1999 it has grown to be seen as the biggest and best loved food event in Wales.
30,000 visitors flock to the market town of Abergavenny for this weekend.
With over 200 exhibitors, ticket holders can look forward to enjoying the delights of the finest food and drink producers, expert demonstrations and a line-up of experts and well known chefs.

Tickets, maps, guests line-up and other information can be found at www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com