Where we are
Below is a Google Map satellite view showing the Blaen Bran site :
To explore the surrounding area online, if you click “View larger map” it will take you to Google Maps so you can investigate more.
Luckily enough after working up your thirst and appetite walking around the woodland, it is quite conveniently located close to the Bush Inn and the Queen Inn in Upper Cwmbran, and Google seems to know about them too if you want to find them 🙂
For access, there are two main car parks allowing access to the site. As the site does not have postcodes, you can use the following GPS coordinates in the Google Maps search box (and maybe in your sat nav) to locate them :
Blaen Bran Car Park : 51.66605, -3.053136
Mountain Air Car Park : 51.676655, -3.046304
Press the “Directions” button afterwards and enter your postcode to get your route to visit.
The Blaen Bran car park involves a bit of a climb to reach the top areas, whereas the Mountain Air car park is higher up the mountain if you want a less strenuous scenic walk, although it involves driving up a single track road and be aware to avoid the animals on the common land!! Below are photos of the car park entrances so you know you’ve arrived :
Main Walking Tracks
Below is a map of the main tracks and footpaths of the woodland. Please be aware at present you should not go above the top track going from the Mountain Air exit to the gate at the western end.
This is a link to one you can download
Footpaths in Blaen Bran
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