GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Cynghordy Viaduct

2 miles (3.5 km)

This circular walk visit the impressive CynghordyViaduct in Carmarthenshire. The route runs for just over 2 miles with some small climbs and fine views of the surrounding hills and countryside.
The walk starts from Cynghordy railway station on theHeart of Wales Lineabout 46miles north east ofSwansea. Near to the station is the grade II listed 18-arch viaduct which carries the route across the Afon Bran valley on a gentle curve. It is 102feet (31m) high and 850ft (259m) long and was built from sandstone and brick in 1868. From the station you can follow public footpaths heading north and then east to the structure. You can then pick up nice country lanes running along the Afon Bran before turning south past CynghordyHall. These will eventually bend round to return you to the station where the walk finishes.
To continue your walking in the area you could enjoy a climb to The Sugar Loaf. It's a popular viewpoint and picnic spot located a couple of miles north east of the viaduct.

Cynghordy Viaduct OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cynghordy Viaduct Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Arches of Cynghordy viaduct (geograph 3497225)

Arches of Cynghordy viaduct

Cynghordy station geograph-3859572-by-Ben-Brooksbank

Cynghordy station

Bridge at Cynghordy - geograph.org.uk - 786304

Bridge at Cynghordy. It may not be as grand as the Cynghordy Viaduct just up the line, but this substantial construction, half-bridge, half-tunnel, was a major piece of work to carry what is now the Heart of Wales line over a small unclassified road near Cynghordy. It lies a short distance south of Cynghordy Station.

Country Lane near Cynghordy Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 1134840

The buildings in the distance are part of Glandwr Farm.

Gwern-gwinau from the Cynghordy viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 1749803

Gwern-gwinau from the viaduct. Photo taken from moving train on the Heart of Wales line.

Bridge at Cynghordy - geograph.org.uk - 786304

Bridge at Cynghordy. It may not be as grand as the Cynghordy Viaduct just up the line, but this substantial construction, half-bridge, half-tunnel, was a major piece of work to carry what is now the Heart of Wales line over a small unclassified road near Cynghordy. It lies a short distance south of Cynghordy Station.

Bethel Chapel, Cynghordy - geograph.org.uk - 1457459

Bethel Chapel, Cynghordy

Glan Bran Cafe and Bistro on the A483 at Cynghordy - geograph.org.uk - 1493743

Glan Bran Cafe and Bistro on the A483 at Cynghordy Lovely roadside cafe, with good food.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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