GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Coed Morgannwg Way

36 miles (58 km)

This walk runs from Merthyr Tydfil to Margam, through the four forests of Coed Morgannwg, the Cynon Valley and the Dare Valley. The walk starts at the Gethin Woodland Park in Merthyr Tydfil and heads west to Aberdare and the lovely Dare Valley Country Park with 500 acres of woodlands, pasture and moorland mountainside. You continue west passing Lluest Wen Reservoir before ascending Craig y Llyn mountain - the highest point in Glamorgan and in the South Wales Valleys. The views are wonderful with the lakes Llyn Fawr and Llyn Fawr at the base of the mountain. The route the descends through more woodland to Abercregan and then across the River Avan to the Afan Argoed Country Park. The final section takes you past Bryn and Mynydd Margam to the finish point at the splendid Margam Country Park. The attraction includes the magnificent Margam Castle, an 18th Century Orangery with ornamental gardens and the Deer Park, all set within1000 acres of beautiful countryside.
The walk is waymarked with a white footprint logo.

Photos

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A view through the bridge over the Maerdy river

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Lluest Wen Reservoir, Rhondda Valley

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View over Llyn Fach

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Cefn Fordd

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Abercregan

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Gyfylchi Chapel

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Bryn/Maesteg hills

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Margam Castle

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Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Coed Morgannwg Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Coed Morgannwg Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map