GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Keeper's Pond

1 miles (1 km)

This walk visits the delightful Keeper's Pond in Blaenavon.
The pretty pond is located just to the north of the settlement, off the B4246. You can park at the car park on the southern side of the pond and then follow footpaths along the water. It's a beautiful spot with views over the water to the surrounding mountains of the Brecon Beacons. The lake is also a popular place for wild swimming and picnics.
You can extend the walk by heading east to pick up Hill's Tramroad and then climbing to the Tumble. For a more challenging walk head up to the summit of Blorenge to the north east.


NP4 9SR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Keepers Pond OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Keepers Pond Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Abergavenny Walks and the Brecon Beacons Walks pages.


Keeper's Pond and car park - - 901604

View of the popular car park at Keeper's Pond near Blaenavon.

Pen-ffordd-goch or Keeper's Pond - - 2710483


Keepers Pond near Blaenavon - - 1989146

View over the water

Keeper's Pond - - 1369687

View north-east across the pond, which appears suspended in mid-air but drains steeply down the valley from the far end. At 475m above sea level, it provides great views across the Usk Valley towards the cone of the Sugarloaf Mountain on the other side. The pond was built around 1824 to provide water for the Garn Ddyrys Forge near Govilon in the valley below. It is probably known by this name as it was near the house of the Earl of Abergavenny's gamekeeper. Its Welsh name of Pen-ffordd-goch, translates as 'head of the red road', probably a reference to the red sandstone which was used in the construction of the mountain road to Govilon.


GPS Files

GPX File

Keepers Pond.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Keepers Pond.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)