Wetlands Bird Survey

 Sun 16th December 2018 starting at 10.00 a.m.

 Meet at Garn Lakes top car park.

16th December is the twelfth of the Wetland Bird Survey Core Counts for 2018.

Enjoy a Winter stroll around the Garn Lakes and its surrounding area noting the different bird species to be seen.

Figures are recorded and sent to the British Trust for Ornithology to be added to nationwide research figures.

No dogs allowed at this event

Mynydd Y Garn Fawr Guided Walk

 Sat 24th November 2018 starting at 10.00 a.m.

 Meet at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre.

A fairly strenuous walk of about 9.5 km (6 miles), suitable for older children, but not recommended for young children or people with limited mobility. This walk climbs past old coal and iron workings to Keeper's Pond and the Foxhunter Car Park (alternative start point: SO263107), before following the ridge of Mynydd y Garn Fawr, passing the Bronze-Age cairn Carn y Defaid and eventually descending to join the Llanofer Road, which we follow back to the World Heritage Centre.
The going on this walk can get quite wet and soggy, so appropriate footwear is essential.
No dogs allowed.

Please note: the route of this guided walk may vary depending on the conditions of the terrain and weather.




Some walks will be best for reasonably fit adults, but many will be suitable for older children or people with limited mobility. They will range in distance from 5 to 10 km (3 - 6 miles).

Most walks will start from the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, usually at 10.00 a.m., with a few afternoon walks starting at 2.00 p.m. Where an alternative start point is given, this indicates an intermediate point on the walk with car parking nearby.

Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared in case of wet weather.

Details on the walks for 2018 can be downloaded here



In addition to our walks programme, we have a number of other events and activities, details of which can be downloaded here.


New members are welcome to join any time.

You can download an application form by clicking here and sending the completed form to bwheg@hotmail.co.uk.


Or email if you would like to attend a taster activity with us first.

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