Govilon History

Village Trail

The Govilon Heritage Trails provide 3 easy walks for all ages to help you discover the magnificant history of our village. A handy pocket-sized leaflet is available at outlets in the village and an accessible version can be downloaded from this site.

This section contains enhanced historical information, photos and links. It follows the three routes to uncover more about each site and its context in the history of the village. In addition to the three trails covered in the leaflet, we have provided details of further sites of interest within the village (black route), and at the hamlets of Pwlldu and Garnddyrys.

The Trails

R Red Trail - Village Centre Trail covering the heart of the village

G Green Trail - Forge & Railway Trail exploring the link of industry and agriculture

P Purple Trail - Tramroad & Canal Trail following in the footsteps of the age of the canal and railway

B Black Trail - Other sites of interest in and around the village

- Pwlldu - The quarrying and mining settlement of Pwlldu

- Garnddyrys - The ironworks at Garnddyrys

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