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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Review me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 112m||Descent 90m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 158m||Descent 161m|
||Verify me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 168m||Descent 161m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 193m||Descent 175m|
||Review me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 162m||Descent 145m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 130m||Descent 141m|
||Double check||Distance 4km/3mi||Ascent 71m||Descent 43m|
||Verify me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
47% of Bridgend (Wales)’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
3 people have contributed to Bridgend (Wales)’s Slow Ways
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2 people have surveyed a route in Bridgend (Wales)
37km out of 78km have been walked and reviewed
57km of reviews have been shared in Bridgend (Wales)
The previous reviewed is correct with the busy road to cross into Brackla. Once you enter Brackla, you follow a myriad of ginnels, walkways (all off road) and cut throughs....
Fortunately you don't have to walk alongside this busy road as there is a small access road running parallel that will take you up to the rugby ground. There is another busy road to cross via the pedestrian crossing and then you walk up through the town centre with shops, cafes and pubs....
Stuart Bain added Sarbri two, a new walk from Sarn to Bridgend (Wales)Walk this route
This route is 100% road based running through some fairly run down council estates so I didn't feel particularly comfortable walking the route and the scenery wasn't great....
All the main points are covered in the first review; the most important is that the route through Merthyr Mawr Warren (from Candleston car park to the beach near Porthcawl) is difficult to navigate as it is indeed warren-like with many more paths than are shown on the map, and few markers. It’s easier to walk through straight through the dunes between the car park and the beach (directly south of the car park). The footpath sections south of Bridgend are well-marked; there are a couple of stone-slab stiles (see pic 2)....
This is a hugely rewarding walk of just about 8.5 miles with glorious sea views, fine countryside and fields all the way into the heart of Bridgend....
Leaving Bridgend it took some concentration to cross the A48, even on a Sunday morning, and there were a few stone slabs instead of stiles - but overall, it’s a good route....
After crossing Channel View for the first time the path narrows and steepens, eventually entering an open grass area. Keeping to the left hand side, approach Channel View for the second time where there is a flight of steps down to the road. To avoid the steps walk around Channel View. Problems arise at Heol Simonston. The lane opposite which crosses to Bryn Road has two entrances both of which can be accessed only by walking a short distance along Heol Simonston and then crossing the road. Alternatively from Brackla, narrow path through trees parallel to Heol Simonston, crossing Tremains Road. Under railway bridge on narrow footpath, then left into Coychurch village....
Slow Ways added Bricol one, a new walk from Bridgend (Wales) to ColwinstonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Bricow one, a new walk from Bridgend (Wales) to CowbridgeWalk this route
Slow Ways added Bripen one, a new walk from Bridgend (Wales) to PencoedWalk this route
Slow Ways added Portbrid one, a new walk from Porthcawl to Bridgend (Wales)Walk this route
Slow Ways added Portbrid two, a new walk from Porthcawl to Bridgend (Wales)Walk this route
Slow Ways added Pylbri one, a new walk from Pyle to Bridgend (Wales)Walk this route
Bridgend (Wales)’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.50700° / -3.57545°
Easting / Northing
290,758E / 179,851N
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