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In Torfaen there are 4 sites of special scientific interest, 200 sites of importance for nature conservation and 7 local nature reserves
Torfaen has an extensive network of easily accessible cycling routes. Download route maps here
Common land is land, usually in private ownership, that has rights of common over it
Find out what the Local Access Forum do and how you can become a member
There are many walks and events that take place in the Countryside of Torfaen. These can be found on the events listing
If you are enthusiastic about our landscape and its wildlife and enjoy practical activities while being outdoors you might be interested in volunteering
Responsibility for managing the countryside lies with a range of organisations including farmers/landowners, the Council and other public bodies
Forgotten Landscapes is a four year project, the focus of which is the development of the Blaenavon area as an internationally recognised visitor destination
Giant hogweed is an invasive plant which can cause effects ranging from a mild rash, blistering and scarring if it comes into contact with skin. In Torfaen, giant hogweed is extremely rare.
Walking is an ideal form of exercise, particularly for those that may feel excluded and disadvantaged. Contact us to join a group today or volunteer to lead one of your own!
Torfaen Council has designated seven sites in the borough as Local Nature Reserves
A series of wildflower areas along the main road corridors and areas of meadowland have been created in Torfaen
A network of over 80 sites across Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent managed as places for local wildlife and communities to thrive
Torfaen Council Access manages 230 miles of public footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways
Whether you are looking for a challenge or out for a weekend stroll with the family, Torfaen has a series of circular walks to suit all abilities