About the location Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve used to be an area covered in spoil tips and old colliery workings but following an extensive land reclamation scheme it was officially opened in 1997 as a beautiful area for residents and visitors. It covers 40 hectares, and with lakes and grasslands it provides a diverse habitat and breeding grounds for a wide range of wildlife. Arrival:22/05/2022 14:00 – Departure: 22/05/2022 15:30 Coordinates:51.78219993169324, -3.1117547438614586 Nearest Town / City: Blaenavon County: Torfaen Country: Wales Postcode:NP4 9SF 4G / 5G Signal (O2):great Restrictions:no-overnight-parking,no-camping
The Keeper’s Pond, also known as Pen-ffordd-goch Pond or the Forge Pond, is situated near Pwll Du, on the hill above Blaenavon. The pond was built in the early 19th century to provide water for Garnddyrys Forge, which started production in about 1817.Located at the gateway to the South Wales Valleys, partly within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is a testament to the human endeavour of miners and ironworkers of the past.