Torfaen Leisure Route

Discover the countryside of Torfaen by using the Torfaen Leisure Route (National Cycle Network, Route 46). This route provides a totally traffic-free cycling and walking experience.

The southern end of Route 46 links with NCN Route 47, which is close to Newport railway and bus stations. Running the length of the County Borough of Torfaen, from Cwmbran in the south to Blaenavon in the north, passing through Pontypool. Covering approximately 18 miles, the route has been designed for the enjoyment of cyclists and walkers, and in parts, horse-riders, hence it’s name the “Torfaen Leisure Route”.

In the south it follows the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal towpath, whereas in the north is runs along the line of the old mineral railway.

Horse-riders can use the stretch of route from Wainfelin, Pontypool to Garn Lakes, Blaenavon.

This is an easy route for all users, with a gradual uphill incline from south to north.

Download a copy of the Afon Lwyd Trail Cycle Map here.

Last Modified: 21/01/2019
For more information contact:


Tel: 01633 648329

Back to top