Places to Visit in Blaenau Gwent

Discover Cwmcarn Forest, the perfect retreat for all – whether you’re looing for your next thrilling adventure, or a tranquil stay away from the hustle and bustle of it all. Gear up or wind down, the choice is yours; choose from adrenaline fuelled mountain bike trails and water activities or enjoy a stroll around one of the many walking trails the Forest has to offer.

Follow trails that will guide you through the forest’s rich history. Stand atop the Iron Age hillfort of Twmbarlwm, once a centre for the Silurian Celts who fought a 25-year war with Rome. Take in stunning views over Cardiff Bay to the south and towards the Brecon Beacons to the north. Explore stunning woodlands, ponds, streams and a beautiful lake.
Visit Parc Bryn Bach, 340 acres of beautiful grass and woodland set in the heart of the South Wales Valleys. Enjoy a lazy afternoon picnic beside the beautiful 36-acre lake that meanders through the park. This stunning landscape lends itself to many activities – from the recreational and relaxing, to the adventurous and daring.

Delve into Cwmtillery Lakes, a hidden treasure nestling in a wooded valley of Cwmtillery. Discover beauty beyond the lakes as you uncover the area’s rich mining history, echoed in the sculptures surrounding the lake. One of the most beautiful areas of Abertillery, Cwmtillery Lakes are a Local Nature Reserve with habitats supporting an abundant variety of wildlife, including many species of wildfowl.

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature amidst wonderful scenery, as you admire the valleys of the town before industrialisation took hold. The Lake is a wonderful gateway to the cultural and natural riches further up the Tyleri Valley and over towards the World Heritage Site at Blaenafon.
Parc Bryn Bach and a view of the blue lake
Parc Bryn Bach
Cwmtillery Lakes
Cwmtillery Lakes
Cwmcarn Forest
Cwmcarn Forest

What to do in Blaenau Gwent With Your Motorhome