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Open Doors - A guided walk around Pontypridd Common

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This is a guided walk around Pontypridd Common lasting about 1.5 hours.

Pontypridd Common provides a superb vantage point from which to view the town. From there it becomes clear why the town grew up here when industrial development began. The Common itself is packed with fascinating natural and historic sites. Here you will find evidence of the ice-sheets that covered the area 10,000 years ago; a pre-historic burial chamber; a 19th century stone circle where colourful local characters such as Dr. William Price met to conduct neo-druidic ceremonies; the town's first dedicated hospital and its First World War memorial.

Numbers on the walk will be limited to 20. To book a place please call Pontypridd Museum on 01443 490748.

The walk starts at Pontypridd Museum at 11am.

Pontypridd Museum is at the northern end of town next to Pontypridd Old Bridge and near the bus station. The railway station is at the opposite end of town, about a 10 minute walk away.

The walk involves an initial fairly steep climb to the Common but this will be done at a leisurely pace with places of interest pointed out en route. After that the going gets easier and follows level ground along tarmacked paths and grassy surfaces. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

Facilities

  • Booking essential
  • Free