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Iron Mountain Trail


19 km / 12 miles
Two walks, Parts I & II, of the Iron Mountain Trail combine to give a 12 mile figure of eight circuit of the major sites of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site. Both parts of the walk start from Pen-fford-goch Pond Car Park (locally known as Keepers Pond).

From the mid 18th Century Blaenavon's people played a leading role in the United Kingdom iron and coal industries, playing a key part in the Industrial Revolution.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Very Challenging
World Heritage Site
Industrial History
Start and Finish: SO253108 - Pen-fford-goch Pond Car Park, Blaenavon, Torfaen View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Blaenavon WHS - Walk and Explore

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Iron Mountain Trail Part One  (Blaenavon World Heritage Site  - 2010 ) Download
External download Iron Mountain Trail Part Two  (Blaenavon World Heritage Site  - 2010 ) Download


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 161
OS Landranger Active 161
OS Explorer 13
OS Explorer Active 13

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Walkers are Welcome
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Route Profile:

19.5 km (12.1 miles)
748 m (2,454 ft) ascent
550 m (1,804 ft)  maximum height

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