Cwm Sychan Circular Walk

A 2hr circular walk around the Pontypool area, exploring a quiet and rarely visited cwm on the west side of the Eastern Valley. 

The Cwmsychan walk takes you through the site of ‘The British’ and the Cwmsychan Valley, an area which once featured a major ironworks. Built in 1826 by the British Iron Company, the ironworks was later sold in 1852 to the owners of the Ebbw Vale ironworks. A number of Listed Buildings exist to this day, including a Grade II Listed Cornish Engine House and Big Arch. Various other remnants of the ironworks and mining features are also of archaeological interest.

Begin at Talywain Rugby Club car park, just off New Road, Talywain.

Download a copy of the Cwm Sychan Circular Walk Leaflet here.

Last Modified: 21/01/2019
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Tel: 01633 648329

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