Tonpon one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Tonyrefail and Pontypridd.

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Grid Ref ST0098288200
Lat / Lon 51.58393° / -3.43054°
Easting / Northing 300,982E / 188,200N
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Grid Ref ST0717889815
Lat / Lon 51.59950° / -3.34156°
Easting / Northing 307,178E / 189,815N
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Tonpon One's land is

Moors 0.1%
Pasture 67.0%
Urban 29.0%
Woods 3.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Paul Chilcott

29 Sep 2022 Autumn

September 2022. Direction: Tonyrefail to Pontypridd.

An excellent route, but there were a couple of access issues along the way. I`ve classed this as a "maybe", since it may just be the overgrown paths at this time of year.

The path goes through some really nice and varied scenery, but the access issues are as follows:

1. Just after Tre-Boeth Farm at the end of the second field, the path seems to disappear. There is a path marker, but I could find a style. The path was way overgrown with himalayan balsam and brambles, which was difficult to break through in places, so I ended up hopping a fence. I couldn`t re-join the route until after Bwlch Gwyn Farm.

2. There`s a nice green lane after Tyla Winder Farm, which winds around to another farm or establishment not shown on the map. There is a kissing gate to get out on to the road, but it was tied. At least it was easy to undo to allow access.

Apart from the above, it was a pleasant walk, finishing off down the winding rural lane (Gelliwion Road) into Ponty. The paths were reasonably well sign-posted at first, but this ran out after a while

Photo 1 - typical style and signage at the start of the fields section
Photo 2 - View towards Pontypridd from Gelliwion Road.

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