GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pontypool Walks - Near and Around

2 miles (4 km)

This Torfaencounty based town has a fine local park and waterside trails along the local river and canal.
This walk from the town explores Pontypool Park before heading along the Lwyd to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The extensive park is located in the town centre and includes some nice walking trails taking you to ponds, woodland, Italian gardens, a stone circle, streams and a ski slope. At the eastern end of the park you can stroll along the river to the canal at Pontymoel. You could extend the walk by following the canal south to visit the neighbouring town of Cwmbran where you could explore the Blaen Bran Reservoir and Community Woodland. If you follow it north it will take you to the popular Goytre Wharf where there's boat hire, an informative heritage centre and on site cafe.


NP4 8AY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Pontypool OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pontypool Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Pontypool

Dog Walking

The expansive park is a popular place for dog walkers so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway is one of the town's popular attractions. The steam trains will take you to the World Heritage site at Blaenavon. Near here you can enjoy a more challenging climb to Blorenge and visit the delightful Keepers Pond.
A few miles to the east there's the expansive Llandegfedd Reservoir where there's a nice waterside circular trail to try. Near here is the neighbouring town of Usk where you can explore the historic castle ruins and pick up the long distance Usk Valley Walk.
The epic Cambrian Way passes through the town. The long distance waymarked route starts from the city of Cardiff and runs for nearly 300 miles through the Brecon Beacons, the Cambrian Mountains and Snowdonia before finishing on the North Wales coast at Conwy.


Autumn Sunlight in Pontypool Park - - 1842879

Autumn Sunlight in Pontypool Park

Pontypool Park Colours - - 2110515

Pontypool Park Colours

Path by the Pond - - 1913149

Path by the Pond

Stream near the Ski Slope - - 1913190

Stream near the Ski Slope

Stone circle, Pontypool Park, Pontypool - - 3415107

Stone circle, Pontypool Park, Pontypool. Located in the north of the park, the Gorsedd stone circle was created in 1923 for the 1924 National Eisteddfod of Wales.

Crane Street, Pontypool - - 357790

Crane Street

Boats moored on the canal, Pontymoel - - 2291587

Boats moored on the canal, Pontymoel

Pontymoile Marina - - 1594622

Pontymoile Marina. Entrance to a family-run business at The Canal Basin, Pontymoile, on the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal. They operate a day boat hire business, private moorings and narrowboat tearoom.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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