Help connect Pengam
Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.
Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.
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Walk to Pengam from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Verify me||Distance 4km/2mi||Ascent 49m||Descent 79m|
||Verify me||Distance 4km/2mi||Ascent 95m||Descent 78m|
||Verify me||Distance 7km/5mi||Ascent 180m||Descent 185m|
||Verify me||Distance 4km/3mi||Ascent 64m||Descent 106m|
75% of Pengam’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
2 people have contributed to Pengam’s Slow Ways
0 people have pledged to walk and review a route
4 people have surveyed a route in Pengam
19km out of 19km have been walked and reviewed
26km of reviews have been shared in Pengam
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...
The other area of note is the area around bridge over the River Rhymney (Photos 4 and 5) and the path leading up to the main road in Pengam. Most of this route is suitable for wheels, but the stretch after the bridge over the River Rhymney is fairly steep and uneven with steps at the top....
It was never going to be the prettiest of walks, very urban through housing estates etc....
Lost a star because of the walk up to Gelligaer from Pengam (which I've never been a fan of) but from Gelligaer onwards the walk is great. No problems with the route, but lots of stiles, kissing gates and mud so not suitable for wheels....
You could make it easier by walking from Bargoed Station to morrisons petrol station down the pavement and joining the route there....
Good views of the ruins of the old Penally colliery, but two busy crossings of the A469, could be avoided by just walking along the pavement between Pengam and Tir-y-berth but not as nice. When you come out of Pengam station and cross the main road, the route seems to go through the allotments but the public footpath is slightly to the left. Could be easy to miss....
Pengam’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.67006° / -3.22994°
Easting / Northing
315,041E / 197,526N
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