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Wales Valleys Walking Festival - Bailey Trail (Mynydd Llangatwg, Lonely Shepherd, Llangattock Quarries)


Bailey Trail (Mynydd Llangatwg, Lonely Shepherd, Llangattock Quarries)

Grade: Energetic
Date: Wednesday, September 13th
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Starting/Finishing Point: Brynmawr Museum, Market Square, Brynmawr, NP23 4AJ
(SO 1915 1175). Finish: Brynmawr Museum
Distance: 9 miles/14.4km
Leader: Frank Olding 07971 081647
Booking: 01495 742333

The Industrial Archaeology of Mynydd Llangatwg associated with the infamous Crawshay and Joseph Bailey, the Nantyglo Ironmasters. The walk will cover the Darren Tramroad, the Lonely Shepherd Quarries, the Wern Watcyn Incline, Llangatwg Quarries and Bailey’s 1829 tramroad.

Walking boots, waterproofs and packed lunch essential.



  • Free

Public Transport Directions

The town’s main bus station is within 2 minutes walking distance from the museum with regular buses arriving and leaving for destinations nationwide. The nearest train station is Ebbw Vale located 3 miles away.

Road Directions

For Sat-Nav users, the postcode NP23 4AJ should bring you straight to the museum doors. A small car park is located behind the museum.