Be Active

Being active is good for our bodies and our minds. Regular activity helps reduce stress and anxiety, boosts confidence, and improves energy levels. There are many free activities, indoor and outdoor, such as walking, cycling, gardening, yoga. It’s important to find something that you enjoy and that is suitable for your ability and any health conditions you might have.

There is plenty in Blaenavon to keep you active:

Blaenavon ALC

Gym & Classes at Blaenavon Active Living Centre.

What's On

Keep up to date with what's happening in Blaenavon.

Walking & cycling in the local countryside.

Pontypool to Blaenavon
Cycle Route

Energetic Walk Routes

Blaenavon Walk Packs

Torfaen Take
A Stroll

Walking is an ideal form of exercise. It’s free and requires no special equipment for you to take part, it’s accessible to all, easy to start doing, has all the benefits of activity with the added bonus of social contact and support. Torfaen Take A Stroll walks cater for a range of abilities, from beginner to advanced.

Torfaen Sports Development

Torfaen Sports Development Team support the development of sport and physical activity across the borough. They can advise on available activities and support people to become more physically active.

Family Activity Club

Contact our Healthy Blaenavon Officer for information on how you and your family can get involved with our Family Activity Club.

Building Resilient Communities Physical Resilience

If you are working age you can sign up to weekly group sessions in Blaenavon or one-to-one support with Kay from Building Resilient Communities.

Mindfulness Walk

Coming soon, keep your eye on our Facebook page for information on a local mindfulness walk.

If you’re not sure where to start with exercise you can get free NHS advice at

Get active – Better Health – NHS (