Garw Valley Railway Path
This cycle or walk explores the lovely Garw Valley near Bridgend in South Wales.
The route follows a disused railway line from Bryngarw Country Park to Blaengarw at the head of the valley. There's fine views of the River Garw as you pass Pontycymer to the east and the Garw Forest to the west. The trail runs for just under 6 miles, rising steadily from the park to the finish point at Blaengarw. The area is good for wildlife spotting and also played a sigfnificant role in its mining history.
You can extend your exercise by exploring the 120 acre Bryngarw Country Park where there are ponds, woodland trails and wildflower meadows to enjoy.
Garw Valley Railway Path PostcodeCF32 8UU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Garw Valley Railway Path Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Garw Valley Railway Path Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Garw Valley Railway Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Garw Valley Railway Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area you can pick up the Bridgend Circular Walk just to the south of the trail. The long distance footpath explores the countryside around the town, passing close to the splendid Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes which are also well worth a visit.