Torfaen Walks

Coronavirus Update - Public Rights of Way

Our Public Rights of Way network remains open, but this may change if areas are identified where groups of people are congregating and actively ignoring measures set out by the Government.

We’re asking everyone to stick to social distancing and use their local routes, rather then travel to the countryside unnecessarily.

Many footpaths and bridleways cross private land, working farms and in some cases are close to private homes. Please keep to the paths, keep your distance from landowners and continue to follow the restrictions and measures which are in place to protect you and others.

All path closure notices will be published online and notices posted on site under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Closure of Leisure Businesses, Footpaths and Access Land) (Wales) Regulations 2020.



Torfaen is a beautiful area occupying the most eastern of the South Wales valleys, well known as an area that holds a warm welcome with great diversity in terms of its landscape, biodiversity, history and cultural heritage. 

Whether you are a long distance walker looking for a challenge or out for a weekend stroll with the family, Torfaen has a series of circular walks to suit all ages and abilities.

In this wonderfully varied County there are 369km (230 miles) of public footpaths with long distance and short circular walks including walks in the countryside; along the canal; across mountain tops and even walks where you can follow in the footsteps of iron-makers and miners in the Blaenavon World Heritage Site

There are a series of circular walk leaflets available to download or why not join a guided tour which take place throughout the year.

At the beginning of September, take part in the annual Wales Valleys Walking Festival, with many walks organised for you to explore the Valleys of South Wales .

In spring you can take part in the Blaenavon Walking Festival organised by the Blaenavon World Heritage Site Environmental Group.

Last Modified: 28/07/2020
For more information contact:

Access Team

Tel: 01633 648035

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