The Valleys
Geography

Geography

Here are sheltered riverside paths and highland trails with big, boundless views, waymarked forest walks and green routes through country parks. Walking here is as gentle or adventurous as you want to make it. Take time to visit these recommended viewing points, they are well worth the effort!

Twmbarlwm Hillfort, near Cwmcarn

There are breathtaking 360 degree views, from this Iron Age Hill Fort, spanning south Wales and the Severn Estuary. It was originally a Bronze Age burial mound where the Iron Age community was thought to have settled between 500BC and 150BC.

Folly Tower, Pontypool Tower of strength, 'a hill of dreams’

From this Tower, originally built in 1765, you will experience some of the best views in Torfaen County. The seven counties are visible on a clear day.

Lady of Penrhys

The Lady of Penrhys is situated at one of the most terrific viewpoints of the region, giving splendid views over the Rhondda Valley.

B4560 – a bird’s eye view

This road leads off the A465 Heads of the Valleys road near Ebbw Vale. The route divides Mynydd Llangynidr from Mynydd Llangatwg. Travelling northwards you are rewarded with panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. Travelling southwards visitors get the stunning views across the Sirhowy, Ebbw Fach and Ebbw Fawr valleys. The route may be familiar to many as it is often featured in motor car commercials.

The landscapes and gardens found in The Valleys are truly some of the finest you will witness. The rolling hills and luscious greenery are exceptional and make for a stunning backdrop to any day out. If you are looking for peace, tranquillity and fresh air then look no further than The Valleys.