RhymneyBargoed

Rhybar two
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Distance

12km/7mi

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Description

Route follows the actual path put of Rhymney. The rights of way on the OS map that are used in Rhybar1 no longer exist

Route follows the actual path put of Rhymney. The rights of way on the OS map that are used in Rhybar1 no longer exist

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Photos for Rhybar two

Photo by Grifftinfoilhat
Photo by Grifftinfoilhat
Photo by Grifftinfoilhat

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 1

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Verifications -  Verified (1)

Problems reported -  No issues flagged

Surveys - 1

Downloads - 1

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DescriptionNote
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.
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.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (1)
Present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
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)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Maybe present 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.

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)
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)
Maybe present 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)
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)
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)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (1)
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?

Not 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.

The narrowest part of the path is 41.0cm (1)

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: Very 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.

10.0% of the route is on roads (1)

5.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

80.0% of the route is paved (1)

20.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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2X May 2021 by Grifftinfoilhat
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Rhymney
Grid RefSO1148507536
Lat / Lon 51.75949° / -3.28389°
Easting / Northing311,485E / 207,536N
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Bargoed
Grid RefST1512499976
Lat / Lon 51.69210° / -3.22934°
Easting / Northing315,124E / 199,976N
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Reviews


Grifftinfoilhat — 12 May 2021

This is the route I had to create as Rhybar1 is impractical as the routes out of Rhymney do not exist. Follow the tracks north of Rhymney Station, cross the tracks and this will take you to a pleasant footpath that takes you as far as the main road and then Pontlottyn. You do then have to climb a really steep hill up a quietish road with no pavement, but only for a short distance. When you get on to the common land, you can walk beside the road on the grass.

The path into Fochriw was an absolute mudbath, but it was easy to give up and walk down the streets.

From Fochriw, the route is really easy both to walk and navigate as it is a fully paved sustrans route all the way to Bargoed. It's a lovely walk, make sure to stop at Parc Cwm Darren for cake and coffee at the visitor centre.

Photo by Grifftinfoilhat
Photo by Grifftinfoilhat
Photo by Grifftinfoilhat


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