Barbla two
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Bargoed and Blackwood.

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Grid Ref ST1512499976
Lat / Lon 51.69210° / -3.22934°
Easting / Northing 315,124E / 199,976N
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Grid Ref ST1738696944
Lat / Lon 51.66518° / -3.19590°
Easting / Northing 317,386E / 196,944N
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Barbla Two's land is

Green urban 39.4%
Pasture 7.0%
Urban 53.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Paul Chilcott

23 Jun 2022 Summer

June 2022. Direction: Bargoed to Blackwood

An excellent walk through a superb country park. Bargoed Woodland Park really is a gem and most of this walk is within this park. I understand a lot of the park is on reclaimed industrial land, mainly colliery and spoil tip sites, but a few decades on and you can hardly tell. Although it`s a woodland park, there are lots of glades and meadows and the path alongside the River Rhymney is lovely.

Although Bargoed Woodland Park is ideal for wheels, the next section goes through fields, with some access difficulties before coming out on the roads again on the outskirts of Blackwood. There was no style or gate at the start of the footpath off Waun Borfa Road (just after the crossroads with the A4049 main road) and it was overgrown, but this was the only obstacle. After the walk across the fields, it was a steady walk down through the suburbs and into the centre if Blackwood.

Photo 1 - View across the Rhymney Valley from Bargoed
Photo 2 - The northern end of Bargoed Woodland Park
Photo 3 - The River Rhymney
Photo 4 - Road bridge over the River Rhymney
Photo 5 - Meadow and wetlands, Bargoed Woodland Park

Photo 6 - The northern end of the park
Photo 7 - View across the Rhymney Valley from Bargoed
Photo 8 - Hanbury Square, Bargoed.

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