PengamBlackwood

Penbla one
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Distance

4km/2mi

Ascent

95m

Descent

78m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Pengam and Blackwood.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Pengam and Blackwood.

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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Surveys

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Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
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.
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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)
Maybe present Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Maybe present Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Gates (1)
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)
Not present at time of survey 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 Remove area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

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

Narrowest part of path: no data

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (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.

There is no data on how much of this route is on roads

There is no data on how much of this route is lit at night

Thereis no data on amount of route paved

There is no data on muddiness

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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2X January 2022 by Grifftinfoilhat
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Pengam
Grid RefST1504197526
Lat / Lon 51.67006° / -3.22994°
Easting / Northing315,041E / 197,526N
What3Wordsflood.effort.begun
Blackwood
Grid RefST1738696944
Lat / Lon 51.66518° / -3.19590°
Easting / Northing317,386E / 196,944N
What3Wordshunk.binder.miss

Penbla One's land is

Green urban 6.8%
Urban 93.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Paul Chilcott

23 Jun 2022

June 2022. Direction: Blackwood to Pengam.

A urban route, so you are rarely out of sight of housing, but there are a couple of sections worthy of the effort. Gordon Road eventually becomes more or a lane, blocked off from traffic in parts (Photo 1), and then leads on to footpaths (Photo 2). There is a nice stretch between Blackwood and Pengam, overlooking the fields to the right, but it doesn`t last long. A short detour to the planned route, due to a new housing development, is needed to get on to The Rise. The other area of note is the area around bridge over the River Rhymney (Photos 4 and 5) and the path leading up to the main road in Pengam.

Most of this route is suitable for wheels, but the stretch after the bridge over the River Rhymney is fairly steep and uneven with steps at the top.

Photo 1 - Gordon Road at the top end
Photo 2 - Footpath between Bryn Road and Heol y Dderwen
Photo 3 - Pengam senotaph
Photo 4 - Bridge over the River Rhymney
Photo 5 - River Rhymney.


Grifftinfoilhat

07 Jan 2022

It was never going to be the prettiest of walks, very urban through housing estates etc. Other than the goats by the footbridge over the river Rhymney there's not a lot to see. (No troll by the way).
Footpaths around allotments in Cefn Fforest are VERY muddy, but the weather had been awful. Also the route takes you up a lane that is private property, but you can loop around it to the left.


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