This historically important ironworks site consists of excavated and semi-restored ruins of a blast furnace. At the lower end of the Clydach Gorge, this designated Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) can be closely viewed from behind a safety fence.
The ruins are a 400m walk from the car park entrance at the Clydach Picnic site; the route is signposted along the tarmac road, across a stone bridge, along a stone dust road and then across an iron bridge. A picnic and barbecue area is alongside parking area.
For further information on this site please contact Monmouthshire County Council 01633 644856 or visit their Clydach Picnic Site & Clydach Ironworks web page.
Along with the Clydach Picnic Site the nearby Ironworks is situated between Gilwern and Brynmawr. Take turning signed “Clydach” from the A465 (location map).
Grid Reference: SO 230 133 (Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 13 or Landranger Map 161).
Toilets: The nearest public toilets are at Gilwern and the closest disabled access toilets (RADAR) are in Brynmawr.
Parking: There are 4 spaces on a level tarmac lay-by, with further 10 spaces on the main compacted gravel car park, next to the picnic site (location map).
Facilities: There are no facilities at this site. The nearest facilities are in Gilwern.