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Pyle / Y Pîl

Bridgend


Slow Ways linking Pyle and Bridgend (Wales), Maesteg, Port Talbot, Porthcawl, Sarn

Wales / Bridgend / Pyle

Pyle’s five Slow Ways are 65% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Walk to Pyle from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Port Talbot—Pyle
Porpyl one Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 92m Descent 61m
Porthcawl—Pyle
Portpyl one Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 36m Descent 63m
Pyle—Bridgend (Wales)
Pylbri one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 130m Descent 141m
Pyle—Bridgend (Wales)
Pylbri two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Pyle—Maesteg
Pylmae one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 364m Descent 452m
Pyle—Sarn
Pylsar one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 103m Descent 86m
Pyle—Sarn
Pylsar two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

68% of Pyle’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

7/7

reviewed

3/7

surveyed

2/7

verified

6 people have contributed to Pyle’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Pyle

73km out of 73km have been walked and reviewed

108km of reviews have been shared in Pyle

Latest Updates

Stuart Bain surveyed Porpyl one

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Other than that it’s flat and wide all the way either on an off road cycle path running alongside the road, pavement or tiny off road (tarmac) section as you arrive in Port Talbot....

Stuart Bain

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Stuart Bain surveyed Pylsar two

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Stuart Bain took this photo on Pylsar two

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Shortly after passing ASDA, the route goes off road and circles around Kenfig Hill rugby club and arrvies at the National Cycle Network (Route 4). The route enters Parc Slip and there is a memorial to an explosion in 1892 where 112 miners lost their lives. After the memorial the route goes north along the cycle path and ends up at the Parc Slip visitor centre where there is a café selling hot drinks and snacks....

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Pyle—Sarn

Stuart Bain added Pylsar two, a new walk from Pyle to Sarn

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The right of way close to Cefn Cribbwr junction is difficult to access and blocked in places. The path south of the memorial within Parc Slip is overgrown and there are better routes to take....

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Paddy Dillon took this photo on Porpyl one

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The route from Port Talbot is very urban and starts by following a cycleway alongside Harbour Way. (The only bit I would alter is an odd kink in the route that uses roads instead of a signposted cycleway. The cycleway is better.) It's all pretty easy and flat, and is adequately signposted for cyclists and Wales Coast Path walkers, but it's also just a case of walking past houses, with one bit alongside a sports field....

Paddy Dillon

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A safe if unexciting cycle path mixed between segrated traffic lanes and traffic free routes, with some queiter lanes. Poorly maintained for wheels in some places particularly just outside Pyle....

leiafee

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Then the route went off road alongside cycle lanes until it left the confines of Bridgend. Once I visited the church I followed the route across agricultural land and although the route diverts off the right of way halfway across there is an obvious track to follow. The path eventually leads through the middle of a farm and reaches the road that runs alongside Stormy Down onto the A48....

Stuart Bain

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Stuart Bain surveyed Pylbri two

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Pyle—Bridgend (Wales)

Stuart Bain added Pylbri two, a new walk from Pyle to Bridgend (Wales)

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I would strongly recommend not to do this route and chose PylBri 2 route that addresses the rights of way issues and safety....

Stuart Bain

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Going round isn't a problem with some lovely country lanes leading to Porthcawl....

Paul Currie

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Paul Currie took this photo on Portpyl one

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You start in maesteg Town and the first mile is up hill until you get to the school, from the school the routes takes you through a narrow lane which is overgrown and takes you to a nettle/stingy overgrown Marsh (do not bother, unwalkable and you can go round) which will be via road through a housing estate....

Paul Currie

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Paul Currie took this photo on Pylmae one

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A lot of roads where nicer footpaths could seemingly have been chosen - but otherwise a clear and easy walk...

Laura Phelps

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Part of the route (country lanes) is liable to flooding above ankle depth after prolonged periods of heavy rain - wear long wellies, rather than walking boots....

MyndArCiAmDro

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Port Talbot—Pyle

Slow Ways added Porpyl one, a new walk from Port Talbot to Pyle

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Porthcawl—Pyle

Slow Ways added Portpyl one, a new walk from Porthcawl to Pyle

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Pyle—Bridgend (Wales)

Slow Ways added Pylbri one, a new walk from Pyle to Bridgend (Wales)

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Pyle—Maesteg

Slow Ways added Pylmae one, a new walk from Pyle to Maesteg

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Pyle—Sarn

Slow Ways added Pylsar one, a new walk from Pyle to Sarn

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Pyle’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SS8266882477

Lat / Lon

51.52898° / -3.69284°

Easting / Northing

282,668E / 182,477N

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