Slow Ways linking Bargoed and Abertillery, Blackwood, Pengam, Rhymney, Treharris
Progress towards triple-checked route options for Bargoed’s five Slow Ways: 40%
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Pioneer me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 434m||Descent 395m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 114m||Descent 123m|
||Review me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 96m||Descent 101m|
||Verify me||Distance 4km/2mi||Ascent 49m||Descent 79m|
||Double check||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 292m||Descent 192m|
||Verify me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Pioneer me||Distance 7km/5mi||Ascent 181m||Descent 152m|
46% of Bargoed’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
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2 people have surveyed a route in Bargoed
32km out of 57km have been walked and reviewed
47km of reviews have been shared in Bargoed
An excellent walk overall, starting with a nice steady plod gently uphill on the cycle path from Bargoed all the way up to Fochriw and through the beautiful Cwm Darran Park. After walking down Hill Road, it`s a straight forward walk along the main road from Pontlottyn to Rhymney, the last stretch on a footpath parallel to main the road. Photo 4 - Ogilvie Lake, Cwm Darran Park...
Bargoed Woodland Park really is a gem and most of this walk is within this park. Photo 1 - View across the Rhymney Valley from Bargoed Photo 2 - The northern end of Bargoed Woodland Park...
Although it`s a woodland park, there are lots of glades and meadows and the path alongside the River Rhymney is lovely. Photo 2 - One of several bridges over the River Rhymney Photo 7 - View across the Rhymney Valley from Bargoed...
grifftinfoilhat surveyed BargoedView facilities
grifftinfoilhat surveyed Penbar oneWalk this route
grifftinfoilhat surveyed Rhybar twoWalk this route
You could make it easier by walking from Bargoed Station to morrisons petrol station down the pavement and joining the route there....
Takes you to a railway crossing south of Rhymney Station that doesn't exist, just a big metal fence. Takes you up paths to fochriw that absolutely do not exist. The only option is to walk up the hill from pontlottyn....
grifftinfoilhat added Rhybar two, a new walk from Rhymney to BargoedWalk this route
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....
Slow Ways added Barabe one, a new walk from Bargoed to AbertilleryWalk this route
Slow Ways added Barbla one, a new walk from Bargoed to BlackwoodWalk this route
Slow Ways added Barbla two, a new walk from Bargoed to BlackwoodWalk this route
Slow Ways added Penbar one, a new walk from Pengam to BargoedWalk this route
Slow Ways added Rhybar one, a new walk from Rhymney to BargoedWalk this route
Slow Ways added Trebar one, a new walk from Treharris to BargoedWalk this route
Bargoed’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.69210° / -3.22934°
Easting / Northing
315,124E / 199,976N
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