GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ogwr Ridgeway Walk

13 miles (21 km)

Enjoy spectacular views of the Ogwr Fach, Garw and Llynfi valleys on this walk from Mynydd Maendy to Margam Country Park near Port Talbot. The walk passes through the village of Blackmill, located at the confluence of the Ogwr Fach and Ogmore rivers. You finish 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 green and white disc.

Ogwr Ridgeway Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ogwr Ridgeway Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

At the end of the route in Margam you could follow a footpath north to visit Brombil Reservoir. The picturesque turquiose coloured lake is a lovely place for a peaceful stroll. From the hills surrounding the lake there are fine views to the coast too. You can find the site just a mile north of the route finish point in Margam Country Park.

Photos

Tree adjacent to Coedpentwyn - geograph.org.uk - 980648

Tree adjacent to the wood Coedpentwyn as seen from a point on the Ogwr Ridgeway Walk.

Ridgeway walk towards Mynydd Baedan - geograph.org.uk - 852745

Ridgeway walk towards Mynydd Baedan. Looking south east along a stretch of the lane which passes through the grid square at a spot fairly close to the square's eastern margin. The 20 km Ridgeway Walk follows the lane at this point and for over 1 km both to the south east and the north west of here; and in the distance can be seen Mynydd Baedan over whose slopes this walk continues by footpath once the lane is left to the south east.

The Ogmore Valley just north of Blackmill (geograph 3801384)

The Ogmore Valley just north of Blackmill. The stretch of the valley between Blackmill and Pant-yr-awel viewed from a bridleway on the Ridgeway Walk. Deciduous trees fill the lower parts of the valley here.

Field and woodland to the north of Coytrahen - geograph.org.uk - 980343

Field and woodland to the north of Coytrahen. A farm field and a part of the wood Coedpentwyn seen from a fairly low-lying section of the Ridgeway Walk near Coytrahen.

Lane-ridgeway walk by Mynydd Ty-talwyn - geograph.org.uk - 848439

Lane/ridgeway walk by Mynydd Ty-talwyn Looking north-northwest along the lane which passes through the south and west of the grid square. For the course of its passage through the square, and three others to the west and north west, this lane doubles as a stretch of the Ridgeway Walk.

St Peters Church - geograph.org.uk - 3140531

St Peters Church. This ruin is far from any modern roads on the trail.

Blackmill from the Ogwr Ridgeway Walk - geograph.org.uk - 2661957

Blackmill from the trail. Looking up the Ogmore Valley. More inviting hills are in the background.

Rhyd Blaen-Y-Cwm Enclosure - geograph.org.uk - 95375

Rhyd Blaen-Y-Cwm Enclosure. Looking south east from inside the enclosure with the Ogwr Ridgeway Walk to the left.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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