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Mountain Ash / Aberpennar

Rhondda Cynon Taf


Slow Ways linking Mountain Ash and Abercynon, Aberdare, Ferndale, Merthyr Tydfil, Treharris, Troedyrhiw, Tylorstown

Wales / Rhondda Cynon Taf / Mountain Ash

Mountain Ash’s seven Slow Ways are 46% checked

Drawn: 6/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 1/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Walk to Mountain Ash from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Aberdare—Mountain Ash
Abemou one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 338m Descent 320m
Ferndale—Mountain Ash
Fermou one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 442m Descent 313m
Ferndale—Mountain Ash
Fermou two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 353m Descent 487m
Merthyr Tydfil—Mountain Ash
Mermou one

Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 425m Descent 361m
Mountain Ash—Abercynon
Mouabe one Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 83m Descent 59m
Mountain Ash—Treharris
Moutre one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 247m Descent 302m
Mountain Ash—Troedyrhiw
Moutro zero Draw me Distance 0km/0mi Ascent - Descent -
Tylorstown—Mountain Ash
Tylmou one Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 416m Descent 327m

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Collective progress

47% of Mountain Ash’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

6/8

reviewed

0/8

surveyed

1/8

verified

5 people have contributed to Mountain Ash’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Mountain Ash

57km out of 66km have been walked and reviewed

92km of reviews have been shared in Mountain Ash

Latest Updates

Mountain Ash—Troedyrhiw

Slow Ways added Moutro zero, a new walk from Mountain Ash to Troedyrhiw

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An easy route to follow and a reliably pleasant walk. Much of it paved so also perfectly useable in a welsh valleys winter....

Steven Coombs

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The last couple of km are common with the Mountain Ash to Merthyr walk (Mermou1), with some good views across the Cynon Valley....

Paul Chilcott

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At the time of my walk, there were major works being carried out near Abercynon station car park and you can`t get to the station directly from the "snicket" path from the B4275....

Paul Chilcott

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Mountain Ash

Paul Chilcott surveyed Mountain Ash

View facilities

Photo 3 - The Taff Trail going under a skew bridge near Merthyr Photo 4 - The River Taff at Merthyr...

Paul Chilcott

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This is a straight forward walk in the Taff Bargoed, Taff and Cynon valleys, mostly following cycle tracks, mainly the Taff and the Cynon Trails (national cycle routes 8 and 478). For wheelchair users, instead of taking the footpath before crossing the B4275 river bridge at Abercynon, an easier path would be to continue over the river bridge and turn right along River Row, which leads on to Park Row, then go through the leisure centre car park and cross the foot bridge back over the river to re-join the path Photo 2 - The River Taff just before Abercynon...

Paul Chilcott

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Also the final path down off the mountain has now been planted with trees so I had to find an alternative route into the town....

Deri Roberts

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A really nice route that follows the the river between Mountain Ash and Abercynon. The route is very easy to follow and flat. the path is almost all concrete so suitable for everyone on foot or bike....

Deri Roberts

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Danger, beware of fast mountain bikes hurtling down the hill in the Centre grounds. Fallen trees block path in the Forestry Commission woods. Route is too vague though heather on slope down to Mountain Ash....

Gareth Williams

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The problem with this route is that the footpath above Blaenllechau Road (Ferndale) is overgrown and disused. See Fermou2 for an alternative....

MaddyT

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Ferndale—Mountain Ash

MaddyT added Fermou two, a new walk from Ferndale to Mountain Ash

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I think a more direct route could be found through St Gwynno Forest (had to find an alternative due to impassable/non-existent footpaths in Fermou1) but otherwise this is a good route. There’s a long walk along the road between Ferndale and the forest - not much traffic and excellent views as far as the sea and Exmoor....

MaddyT

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Aberdare—Mountain Ash

Slow Ways added Abemou one, a new walk from Aberdare to Mountain Ash

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Ferndale—Mountain Ash

Slow Ways added Fermou one, a new walk from Ferndale to Mountain Ash

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Merthyr Tydfil—Mountain Ash

Slow Ways added Mermou one, a new walk from Merthyr Tydfil to Mountain Ash

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Mountain Ash—Abercynon

Slow Ways added Mouabe one, a new walk from Mountain Ash to Abercynon

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Mountain Ash—Treharris

Slow Ways added Moutre one, a new walk from Mountain Ash to Treharris

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Tylorstown—Mountain Ash

Slow Ways added Tylmou one, a new walk from Tylorstown to Mountain Ash

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Mountain Ash, Wed 24 July

18°

Light rain

Mountain Ash’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST0480999022

Lat / Lon

51.68187° / -3.37826°

Easting / Northing

304,809E / 199,022N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Mountain Ash's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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