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White footprint on brown backgroundCoed Morgannwg Way

Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taff

58 km / 36 miles
The Way, most of which is on Forestry Commission land, meets the Taff Trail at the finish. It crosses part of the Coed Morgannwg, a complex of four upland forests visiting the Dare Valley and Craig y Llyn, climbing to several more viewpoints, to reach Afan Argoed Country Park. From here the route follows less elevated paths past a number of archaeological remains from prehistoric to industrial times. Near to Bodvic Stone the Way links with the Ogwr Ridgeway Walk. See St Illtyd's Walk.

The Coed Morgannwg Way is a dramatic walk of 36 miles which follows ancient tracks of Celtic origin and passes close by a number of Bronze and Iron Age settlements. Along the route there are several good viewpoints, from which you can see the Brecon Beacons and the Bristol Channel. The highest of these is Craig y Llyn which is 1,968 feet (600 metres) above sea level.


Waymark: White footprint on brown background
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: White footprint on brown background
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SO052033 - Gethin Woodland Park, Merthyr Tydfil View on StreetMap
Finish: SS806864 - Margam, Neath Port Talbot View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Long Distance Walks in South Wales

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Coed Morgannwg Way  (Neath & Port Talbot County Borough Council  - 1995 )
Guidebook Walking in the South Wales Valleys  (Cicerone Press  - 2012 )


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 170
OS Landranger Active 170
OS Explorer 165, 166
OS Explorer Active 165, 166

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Route Profile:

58.4 km (36.3 miles)
2,029 m (6,657 ft) ascent
595 m (1,952 ft)  maximum height

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