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Clydach surrounding area | Poppy Cottage Wales
Situated in the village of Clydach, a rural setting on the side of a mountain in South East Wales with Abergavenny, Crickhowell, and Brecon all within easy reach. There are countless activities in the area, from mountain biking to walking, and for those brave visitors, there are also more extreme activities nearby such as gorge walking & scrambling, caving, horse riding, sailing and climbing.
Clydach, Abergavenny Monmouthshire, South Wales
Clydach offers stunning views and a myriad of mountain 'and' forest walks, and mountain streams running close by, the Brynmawr to Abergavenny cycle path is just a short distance away. The remains of the original iron works, viaduct, and the largest preserved forest in Europe are within walking distance, and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is just a 5 minute drive away.
There are an array of ways to get around other than sitting in a car. The local village and main road bus services run frequently, and the nearest train station is in Abergavenny, just 5 minutes away. Walking, cycling, horse riding, abseiling or even para sending...The options for getting around are endless...
In a steep gorge west of Abergavenny is a magnificent, ancient beech wood with ferns, mosses, birds and a waterfall.
Clydach Gorge is a hidden treasure. As you drive along the A465 through the Gorge, you may be unaware of the tranquil glories that are just a stone's throw away. Here, growing on steep slopes, is a magnificent woodland of native beeches. The surrounding landscape has been shaped and gouged by the forces of nature and the Industrial Revolution.
Clydach Gorge has a fascinating history. From most parts of the reserve there are views of abandoned tramways, old quarries and industrial settlements. The former railway line along the side of the forge between Abergavenny and Brynmawr is now a cycle path leading into and around the reserve.
Within the woodlands you will find rare whitebeam trees, distinguished by the white undersides of their leaves in summer and red berries in autumn. They occur nowhere else in the world apart from a few other locations in Wales and England.
Abergavenny is situated just 5 minutes away. Known as the traditional 'The Gateway to Wales' this ancient and welcoming town is the ideal centre for a truly refreshing holiday, whether it be a short break at any time of the year, or a longer leisurely stay.
Abergavenny hosts an array of events all year round. Ranging from the ever popular Food Festival, the Shire Horse Show, the Steam Rally and the Annual Festival of Cycling. In 2016 Abergavenny is also host to the Eisteddfod.
The local area also boasts two 'Michelin Star' restaurants. Namely The Walnut Tree, and The Hardwick.