Stage 8

Whistle Inn Car Park to Pontypool: 9.4 miles

A climb to Coity Mountain now follows and on reaching the ridge views of the South Wales Valleys opens up. This was an industrial area dominated by mines.All have now gone, but as the route climbs to Coity Mountain, the Big Pit mining museum can be seen in the valley below.

The western flank of Coity Mountain is explored in order to provide more intimate views of the Ebbw Valleys and when above Abertillery, the Monmouthshire Way heads south east and downhill to reach the outskirts of Pontypool. An urban walk is followed to reach Pontypool town centre via Pontypool Park.