Clydach Gorge

Clydach Gorge, Gilwern: Tickets, Tours, Address, Clydach Gorge Reviews: 4/5

Clydach Gorge
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HelmarkCardiff
Cardiff441 contributions
Wonderful area full of nature
Apr 2021
Our B&B was in the Gorge and we could hear the wonderful sound of water flowing from our bedroom...the canal was just a stones throw from here too
Written April 7, 2021
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Excellent walk
Oct 2018 • Couples
Excellent walk by the rushing river and rocks with landmarks along the way. Information board in car park. A world heritage site.
Written October 30, 2018
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Tony2710
Buckland Newton, UK211 contributions
Walk via Church Road
Jul 2018 • Couples
The actual gorge rather cluttered just now and for next year by roadworks as new Heads of Valley is upgraded. Enjoy going into Gillwen and at the Corn Exchange Pub take Church Road up to Llanelli Church. Here you can go left viewing the gorge or right up onto moors. Both offer superb views. Alternative trip is from Abergavenny take road to Blaenavon climbing high above the gorge. Take road to Brynmawr then drop down off the B4284 towards Llanelly Hill and Clydach again offering great views. Bl has several attractions related to mining. Roads narrow but fun!
Written July 21, 2018
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Elspeth H
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Lovely views
Apr 2017 • Family
Great walk ,just unfortunate road works noisy ,but walk from llanelly hill and down ,great views,have lunch in corn exchange in Gilwern
Written April 12, 2017
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Ploddingon
South Wales, UK14 contributions
A step back in time
May 2015 • Couples
The old iron works in the gorge are more than worth a visit, you get to it by crossing one of the oldest iron bridges in Wales. Then there are the old tramways and railway lines that used to run throughout this area. Clydach Gorge is a real slice of Victorian Industrial history and the Clydach Ironworks which were constructed between 1793-95. Well worth a visit, just watch out for the Heads of the Valleys road works.
Written October 12, 2015
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pascott199
Fonthill, Canada315 contributions
Close to highway
Oct 2015 • Couples
Stopped in here because we were staying close to it, there is a small parking lot with a map. We walked along a short trail along the river across two bridges the second was an old iron bridge which is worth seeing. There is also small iron works. I would not recommend driving out of your way to get to this location however it is only 500 yards from the highway and a short walk. Good location to stretch your legs or have a quiet lunch break. We went twice and were to only people there. Didn't explore very far but there's is a walking trail that goes up the hill at the side of the old iron works.
Written October 4, 2015
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Allen D
Penallt, UK54 contributions
Disappointing for a World Heritage Site, but pretty nevertheless
Aug 2015 • Couples
Have been meaning to visit this site for some time. Unfortunately it is now (Aug 15) being impacted by the major upgrade to the Heads of the Valleys trunk road. The contractors have taken over most of the picnic/car park site just outside the village (Station Road), and their operations mean that some footpaths are not currently accessible.
The interpretation board in the car park was rather vague in my opinion, and resources on the Web were patchy to say the least. Most of the information was not easy to interpret on the ground, and there was inadequate sign-age, given the complex nature of the site. Evidently a lot of work was done when it got World Heritage status, but it is now showing signs of municipal neglect, and the litter was awful.
The area offers a lot to explore, and some spectacular watrfalls, but with no decent map to guide us to the key features, it was difficult find our way around. The gorge is quite spectacular in places, and the surrounding area contains interesting industrial archaeology all the way up to the top of the site. Will definitely visit again - when I find a decent map!
Written August 26, 2015
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