GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rudry Walks

2 miles (3.3 km)

This little village is located just east of Caerphilly in the beautiful Rhymney Valley. There's lots of good walking trails, a fine local viewpoint and a splendid local pub for refreshments afterwards.
This walk from the village climbs to the 222 metre high Rudry Mountain to the west of the settlement. You can follow footpaths west up to the viewpoint from the village church which dates back to the 13th century. There's also a car park just to the south of the mountain if you prefer to start from there. On the way to the top of the mountain there's lovely views over the countryside of the Rhymney Valley to enjoy.

Postcode

CF83 3EB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Rudry OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rudry Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Rudry

  • Caerphilly Mountain - Enjoy a climb to the summit of Caerphilly Mountain and a walk across Caerphilly Common on this circular route in South Wales.
    You can park at the Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar car park on Mountain Road to start your walk
  • Glamorgan Ridgeway Walk - Follow the Glamorgan Ridgeway from Margam Country Park, near Port Talbot, through beautiful upland and valley scenery, to Caerphilly Castle
  • Taff Ely Ridgeway Walk - Follow the Taff Ely Ridgeway Walk/Ffordd y Bryniau through the Ely Valley and Taff Vale on this walk in South Wales
  • Garth Hill - This challenging walk takes you to the summit of Garth Hill or Mountain near Cardiff
  • Taff Trail - Follow the River Taff, from Cardiff to Brecon, on this fantastic waterside cycling and walking route.
    You start on the River Taff in Cardiff and head along the river northwards passing the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle
  • Pontypridd - This town in Rhondda Cynon Tafhas some nice walking trails along the River Taff and through the countryside of the Rhymney Valley.
  • Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk - Explore the beautiful river Rhymney Valley on this circular walk through the county borough of Caerphilly
  • Llantrisant - This Welsh town has some nice trails though the Ely Valley and some fine local hill climbs to try
  • Llwyn Celyn Forest - These woods on the outskirts of Cardiff have a series of peaceful walking trails to try.
    You can start the walk from the car park off the Rudry Road, just north of Lisvane
  • Cardiff - Cardiff has some fine walks along the coast and great riverside trails along the River Taff
  • Brombil Reservoir - This walk visits Brombil Reservoir and Brombil Woods near Port Talbot.

Pubs/Cafes

The village includes the Maen llwyd Inn for post walk refreshments. It's a pub of some note dating back over 400 years and housed in a former farmhouse of weathered grey stone. The inn includes a sundrenched terrace for summer and a spacious bright conservatory for cooler days. They have a great menu and can be found at postcode CF83 3EB.

Dog Walking

The climb to the mountain is a nice one for fit dogs. There's also miles of good woodland trails surrounding the village which are ideal for dog walking. The Maen llwyd Inn mentioned above is very dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area head west to explore Caerphilly Mountain. The Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk also passes the village just to the south. You could follow the waymarked trail east to visit Ruperra Castle. The Grade II ruined listed castle dates from 1626 and once played host to Charles I.
Just to the south there's lots of good woodland trails around Llwyn Celyn Forest. The site also includes nice viewpoints with fine views over the Brecon Beacons, Cardiff and Newport.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Brecon Beacons Walks page.

Photos

The church of St James, Rudry - geograph.org.uk - 1728709

The church of St James, Rudry. It is thought thatOliver Cromwelltook shelter inthe church, which has existed in the village since the 13th century

Caerphilly from Rudry Common - geograph.org.uk - 1069816

Caerphilly from Rudry Common

The Rhymney Valley towards Trethomas - geograph.org.uk - 1070005

The Rhymney Valley towards Trethomas

Mynydd Rudry in Winter colours - geograph.org.uk - 1069808

Mynydd Rudry in Winter colours

Maenllwyd Inn, Rudry - geograph.org.uk - 1951880

Maenllwyd Inn

Ruperra Castle

Ruperra Castle, just east of the village.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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