Wetlands Bird Survey
 Sunday 12th September 2021 starting at 10.00 a.m.
 Meet at Garn Lakes top car park.


12th September is the ninth Wetland Bird Survey Core Count for 2021.

Stroll around the Garn Lakes and surrounding areas and see the different birds that have been breeding there.
Figures are recorded and sent to the British Trust for Ornithology to be added to nationwide research figures.
No dogs allowed at this event
Meet at the top car park Garn Lakes.
Govt guidelines on social distancing will be observed.

Sunday 26th September 2021
"A Walk In The Woods"
Starting at 10:00am from the World Heritage Centre

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A short walk of about 6.5 km (4½ miles). It is suitable for families, but there's one steep ascent! We'll walk up to the Blaenafon Community Woodlands to look for signs of autumn, including mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi (and even blackberries). Then we'll walk down to join the old railway track (now SUSTRANS) and then back to the World Heritage Centre.


Some parts can be very muddy in wet weather, so appropriate clothing and footwear is needed.

No dogs on this event.

COVID regulations will apply.

Saturday 4th September 2021
"Pond Dipping"
Starting at 10:30am at the Garn Lakes

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The second outing to look for interesting and exciting wildlife. These events are suitable for children (and even grown-ups).

Find out what's lurking down in the depths!!!

Meet at the Garn Lakes near Garn-yr-Erw ready to start at 10:30am.
BWHEG will provide nets and appropriate equipment.

Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult for these events.

We'll be working in wet places, so appropriate footwear is needed.

COVID-19 regulations apply.

No dogs allowed at this event
Govt guidelines on social distancing will be observed.



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 Autumn 2021 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.

Blaenavon World Heritage Environment Group

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