There's something for everyone here from the 340 acres of woodland and grass at Parc Bryn Bach to the regions remote moorland and wooded valleys.
Abertillery - Twinned with the town of Royat in France, this former coal mining town is situated in the heart of the south Wales valleys. With a population of just over 11,000, the town has been modernised and transformed over the last 20 years with new playing fields and business parks. The Abertillery railway station has also recently been reopened and the town is home to the local cricket club Abertillery Town Cricket Club and rugby union club, Abertillery Blaenau Gwent RFC, both of which were both formed in the 1880s.
Beaufort - Places of interest in the town of Beaufort are the Parc Nant y Waun, which is a nature reserve incorporating over 22 hectares of grassland, reservoirs and mires and was officially opened in 2007. The park is home to a many wildlife species, and includes a picnic area, an outdoor classroom and the angling Club. Still going strong today having been founded at the end of the eighteenth century, is the Beaufort Male Choir with over sixty singers from all over Gwent. The choir having performed in many prestigious venues all around the world are one of the most famous choirs in Wales.
Brynmawr with a population of over 6,000 people, is possibly the highest town in Wales, being situated about 1,500 feet above sea level. Brynmawr is at the head of the South Wales Valleys and if you are on holiday in Brynmawr some of the local attractions include the Parc Nant y Waun nature reserve with its 22 hectares of grassland, which was officially opened in 2007. Brynmawr RFC is the local rugby union club and there is a large mining museum nearby at Big Pit.