Local Lakes and Ponds - Keeper's Pond & Pwll Du

As part of our things-to-do section, each month we will be posting a new blog here that features outdoor places to visit that are off the beaten track and local events that we think you might like. Not forgetting, of course, putting together that special picnic or bbq to enjoy, which we can help you put together via our online shop.

Keeper's Pond & Pwll Du

 There are superb views from this higher-level 'pond' (Pen-fford-goch), and it's perfect for summer swim. Built in 1817, once powered the Garn Ddyrys Iron forge below, and you can still see the remains of older furnaces and huge, weirdly shaped slag. Hill's Tramroad passes below. It linked the ironworks at Blaenavon via the Pwll Du Limestone quarry, a place of rock walls and wilderness, to the canal at Llanfoist below the Blorenge.  It included the longest horse-drawn tramway tunnel in Britain and the route is now known as the Iron mountain Trail.

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Heggies of Hereford

4 Yazor Road




United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

Saturday 7.30am to 4.30pm

Sunday closed


Heggies Deli

1 Yazor Road




United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Monday  Closed

Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 4.30pm

Sunday 9am to 3pm


Tel: 01432 273300