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Hill/river logoRhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk


45 km / 28 miles
A route winding its way across the hills encircling the unique and often spectacular scenery of the Rhymney Valley. The walk follows quiet countryside paths and lanes, where steep beech woodlands merge into panoramic mountain tops. Mynydd Machen is the highest point. It links with the Taff-Ely Ridgeway Walk at Caerphilly Common, and in the east is partly coincident with the Sirhowy Valley Walk. See Green Spaces Caerphilly website below for four-part leaflet download.

UPDATE April 2021 - We have been informed that there have been ongoing blockages to the access of the kissing gate near to GR 107 900 but now it is impassable due to barbed wire. The Caerphilly Council Rights of Way Officer has been informed of this.


Waymark: Hill/river logo
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Hill/river logo
Attributes: Challenging
Start and Finish: ST122953 - Penallta Community Park, Caerphilly View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Green Spaces Caerphilly - Walking Trails Long Distance Walks in South Wales Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk [YouTube video]


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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 (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 171
OS Landranger Active 171
OS Explorer 151, 152, 166
OS Explorer Active 151, 152, 166

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Route Profile:

44.4 km (27.6 miles)
1,270 m (4,167 ft) ascent
356 m (1,168 ft)  maximum height

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