TonyrefailPorth

Tonpor two
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5km/3mi

Ascent

153 m

Descent

194 m

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This route is nearly the same as Tonpor1. Walking towards Porth, I couldn't find the most direct-looking path on the OS map (used in Tonpor1). Instead, I continued down the track and then onto a footpath just below the houses, heading down the hillside. There are several paths on this hill; if walking towards Porth, join the road near the top of the school car park. If leaving Porth, turn left just before the "Trebanog" sign/Chinese takeaway; the path starts from the side street. Head towards the houses up high

This route is nearly the same as Tonpor1. Walking towards Porth, I couldn't find the most direct-looking path on the OS map (used in Tonpor1). Instead, I continued down the track and then onto a footpath just below the houses, heading down the hillside. There are several paths on this hill; if walking towards Porth, join the road near the top of the school car park. If leaving Porth, turn left just before the "Trebanog" sign/Chinese takeaway; the path starts from the side street. Head towards the houses up high

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Tonyrefail
Grid Ref ST0098288200
Lat / Lon 51.58393° / -3.43054°
Easting / Northing 300,982E / 188,200N
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Porth
Grid Ref ST0262791318
Lat / Lon 51.61224° / -3.40767°
Easting / Northing 302,627E / 191,318N
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Reviews


Fiona Davies

30 May 2022 (edited 02 Jun 2022)

I walked this from Porth. It's a big climb but the views from the top, before descending into Tonyrefail, are amazing. The left turn off the main road through Cymmer is beside the Trebanog roadsign/Chinese takeaway; go slightly left to find the path - look for the green railings (see pictures). Look for the large cairn in picture as you get toward the top of the hill, and turn right on the smaller path, keeping the cairn on your left and the housing estate to your right. The farm road which the route follows led to a farm gate with a notice saying this is private property, so I turned back along the road to where I had joined it, and continued on the path I had been following (i.e. crossing directly over the farm road). This took me to the marked footpath leading to Tonyrefail. I would advise going this way which is easy to follow and avoids the farms.


MaddyT

05 Feb 2022

This route is OK, but it could be better-marked between the farms at Glyn and Rhiw-garn. Walking from Tonyrefail, there’s an automatic gate at the entrance to Glyn Farm; if it doesn’t open, there’s a stile and a permissive path sign. From here onwards it was less clear; the stiles corresponded with the right of way on the OS map but there were no markers. I went off-course and ended up in the farmyard of Rhiw-garn-fach; the farmer was friendly and pointed out the access point at the north-end of his field which was “blocked off but you can climb over it”. (It was easy to climb over the low metal barrier.)
Near Trebanog, there are several paths crossing the hillside; the route I’ve marked is roughly the one I took (the most direct one I could find). Make sure you pass just below the houses at the top.


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