LlanharryTalbot Green

Llatal three
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By Stuart Bain on 04 Mar 2023


Distance

6km/4mi

Ascent

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Descent

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Description

Nearly identical route to LlaTal Two. The only exception is in Llanharry where the route follows the road for 100 metres as the right of way no longer exists and is a dead end

Nearly identical route to LlaTal Two. The only exception is in Llanharry where the route follows the road for 100 metres as the right of way no longer exists and is a dead end

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 2

Surveys

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Description Note
Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 1 surveys.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Maybe present Campsite (1)
Maybe present Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Maybe present Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Maybe present Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 150.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 5.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 5.0% (1)

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

50.0% of the route is on roads (1)

60.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

90.0% of the route is paved (1)

5.0% of the route is muddy (1)

10.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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3X March 2023 by Stuart Bain
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Llanharry
Grid Ref ST0071380433
Lat / Lon 51.51407° / -3.43222°
Easting / Northing 300,713E / 180,433N
What3Words mango.kitchens.relay
Talbot Green
Grid Ref ST0408782957
Lat / Lon 51.53734° / -3.38430°
Easting / Northing 304,087E / 182,957N
What3Words dislikes.inflating.pedicure

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reviews


Sftuck

30 May 2023 Spring

Walked from Llanharry to Talbot Green. Nice walk, mostly paved and easy to navigate. A bit overgrown in one section in Llanharry but other than that fine.


Paul Chilcott

21 May 2023 Spring

May 2023. Direction: Talbot Green to Llanharry.

A lovely Slow Way connecting these two villages, mostly paved and easy to navigate. A good stretch of it follows the River Ely and from Talbot Green to Pontyclun, it follows a well signed cycle path.

At Pontyclun station, the path goes over the footbridge, so for wheelers would be to carry on up to the road bridge and back down the other side (Station Approach and Station Terrace). The only other obstacle for wheelers is the section is the unpaved path parallel with the M4 - probably OK to walk a bike as it`s only around 200m long, but for 4 wheels it may be better to continue along the road into Llanharry or find a way through the new housing estate.

Photo 1 - The River Ely just outside Talbot Green
Photo 2 - The River Ely and footpath
Photo 3 - The footpath just after Pontyclun.


Stuart Bain

04 Mar 2023 Winter

Nice short route mostly off road and a nice halfway spot in Pontyclun for a break!

Walking from Llanharry it follows quiet roads in the housing estate until you hit the motorway bridge. The route then runs parallel to the motorway and old disused quarry. This is the only section where it is not paved. Be careful as you near the end of the quarry that you hit a right turn that isn't immediately obvious (see photo e(2)). It's no loss if you go off course as you follow a lovely lane into an old enclosed quarry (f).

There is a fairly long length of road that is quite quiet but boring walking until you reach Brynsadler running into Pontyclun. Just before the bridge (opposite the pub) you follow the old enclosed track alongside the river (photo d) and into an industrial estate.

Photo c(2) helps navigate as it isn't immediately obvious as you approach the train station which way to go. Cross the road and walk towards what looks like a dead end. A small walkway and sign will quickly become apparent.

As you cross back over the river you then take the railway bridge over the tracks. Alternatively you can walk up to the road and the shops if you wish to avoid the steps.

As you leave the station you follow a wide cycle lane alongside the river (photo b). It's pleasant walking and a haven for wildlife. As you hit the road remember to cross the bridge and continue the opposite side of the river (photo a(2)) this will lead you into Talbot Green where you finish the walk along the last stretch of the road.

It's a lovely route and lots of opportunities to stop and relax. There are plenty of amenities - cafes, pubs, shops etc to visit.


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