- The Blorenge is a mountain in Monmouthshire, south east Wales.
- Height - 1,833 feet (559 m).
- Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
- Located also with the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site.
- Overlooks the valley of the River Usk.
- Overlooks the market town of Abergavenny & the village of Llanfoist.
- Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal lies at the foot of the mountain.
- Designated a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' because of its heather moorland (Red Grouse breeding ground).
- Picture (right) shows The Blorenge from Abergavenny.
- Geologically has a layer-cake structure involving a number of different rock types.
- Lower slopes - sandstones and mudstones (from Devonian period) known collectively as the Old Red Sandstone.
- Higher levels - limestones, mudstones, and sandstones (from Carboniferous age)
- Summit plateau - Coarse sandstones at the boundary of the Millstone Grit & the Coal Measures.
- The beds all tilt south-westwards towards the South Wales Coalfield basin.
- Shape of the hill was modified during the ice ages.
- The Usk Valley glacier flowed past it to its north.
- Popular hang gliding & paragliding take off site.
- In the English language, the word Blorenge rhymes with orange.
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