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Nice walk from the leisure centre to the folly and then on to Blaenavon with a bus back down the valley 4.5 hours total walk . Theryis a possible visit to a pub about half way - goose and cuckoo but we didn’t call in...More
Drove up this hill at daybreak in the freezing cold and it was a really lovely sight. The light was calm and uplifting. Cows ambled around (leaving cowpats all over the place, watch out) and the scenery was beautiful and peaceful. Wear good waterproof shoes,...More
It was scary getting up there as road was small but once there the view was so beautiful you forgot about it. There was lots of cows which had lots of their poop so have to be very careful walking around. Sadly the tower was...More
Took the car to Trevethin and parked up at a distance from the Folly. My teen daughter had our 2 boys(dogs!) on extender leads and away we went! Spent a fab few hours exploring the surrounding area and the dogs loved it. Didn't see a...More
What can be better than a walk starting in Pontypool Park (free parking) that takes you passed the Shell grotto as well. Good boots needed for the short walk to the Tower where you have stunning views of Torfaen and beyond on a clear day.
What a wonderful rebuild of the original folly tower which appears in the Pontypool Coat of Arms, and is an adjacent walk from the Pontypool Park Grotto.
there are spectacular views from the tower looking all over the Eastern Valley and the Usk and Wye...More
We walked through Pontypool park to get here, and the views on the way up are so beautiful. We passed the grotto first, met a friendly horse, and enjoyed the walk through farm lands and hills to get to the folly.
The folly itself is...More