The Valleys
Legendary Walks

Legendary Walks

Walking is a great way to explore The Valleys, discovering the histiry, views, and meeting others enjoying this environment that once provided the material to power the Industrial Revolution, and which has now been returned to green and beautiful.

Here are some of our favourite legendary walks.

In the footsteps of the Iron King
  • Follow in the footsteps of the ‘Iron King’, Robert Thompson Crawshay, walking from his home at Cyfarthfa Castle to his grave at Vaynor Church with its legendary epitaph ‘God forgive me’.

    In the footsteps of the Iron King
In the footsteps of the Iron Men
  • The best way to immerse yourself in the legendary Blaenavon World Heritage landscape is on the 12 mile Iron Mountain Trail, where amongst the heather-covered moors you might just come across some "slag monsters".

    In the footsteps of the Iron Men
In the footsteps of the Monks
  • Follow the route taken by Cistercian monks travelling to the monastic Grange Farm high above Cwmcarn. The monks farmed sheep here at a time when wool was Britain's most important export.

    In the footsteps of the Monks
In the footsteps of Nye Bevan
  • Nye loved to walk across the lonely moors above Trefil, through a landscape packed with myth, legend and political history. Follow in the footsteps of this legendary man to his favourite view of the Brecon Beacons and the Chartists' Cave.

    In the footsteps of Nye Bevan
In the footsteps of Giants
  • We are talking giant sand dunes here - including one called "Big Dipper"! Throw in a lost village submerged under the sand and stepping stones across a river to a ruined castle and a super seaside stroll.

    In the footsteps of Giants
In the footsteps of Shepherds
  • Follow in the footsteps of shepherds, walking behind the cascading waters of Sgwd Yr Eira (falling snow). This is a place of myth and legend and the rocky gorge below the waterfall is called Devil's Glen.

    In the footsteps of Shepherds