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Glamorgan Ridgeway Walk

Bridgend, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taff

53 km / 33 miles
The Glamorgan Ridgeway Walk is a scenic long distance path in South Wales. It follows public footpaths, bridleways, forest tracks and quiet lanes along the ridge line from Margam Country Park, near Port Talbot, through spectacular upland and valley scenery to Caerphilly Castle. The 33 mile route (53km) 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 waymarked throughout.
This is in part coincident with the former Ogwr Ridgeway Walk.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SS806862 - Margam Country Park, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot View on StreetMap
Finish: ST157870 - Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Bridgend County Borough Council - Recreational Paths in Bridgend County Borough

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking in the South Wales Valleys  (Cicerone Press  - 2012 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 170, 171
OS Landranger Active 170, 171
OS Explorer 151, 165, 166
OS Explorer Active 151, 165, 166

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Route Profile:

52.6 km (32.7 miles)
1,717 m (5,633 ft) ascent
296 m (971 ft)  maximum height

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