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Glamorgan Ridgeway Walk


The Glamorgan Ridgeway Walk is a scenic long distance path in South Wales. It follows public footpaths, bridleways, forest tracks, common land and quiet lanes along the ridgeline from Margam Country Park, near Port Talbot, through spectacular upland and valley scenery to Caerphilly Castle. The 27 mile (43 km) route along the southern edge of the South Wales Coalfield offers panoramic views of the rugged narrow valleys and the Brecon Beacons to the north, and across the Vale to the Bristol Channel to the south, with Devon and Somerset beyond. The route is way-marked throughout and shown on the OS Explorer sheets 151, 165 and 166. It connects with other long distance and short circular walks. En route, villages and pubs offer refreshments and there is accommodation as well. For further information see The Glamorgan Ridgeway Walk includes some stiles and strenuous climbs with an overall height gain of 5818 ft (1774m). Care should be taken when crossing highways. Strong footwear, weatherproof clothing and a 1:25000 map is recommended. Public transport is available at various points along the route including rail stations at Port Talbot Parkway (for Margam Park) and Caerphilly. There are direct bus services Nos. X1 and 224 to Margam Park from Port Talbot Parkway, or visitors can cycle the 6kms to the park. For further information visit:

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