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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
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Very Challenging; Moorland; World Heritage Site; Heritage; Industrial History
Start and Finish
SO253108 - Pen-fford-goch Pond Car Park, Blaenavon, Torfaen
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

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


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Along Path
Walkers are Welcome
2 Km
6 Km
B & B Accommodation
Little Hare Barns  (bookable online)
5 Km
8 Km
Little Hare Barns  (bookable online)
5 Km
8 Km

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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