GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk

28 miles (45 km)

Explore the beautiful Rhymney Valley on this circular walk through the county borough of Caerphilly. The route starts at the pretty Penallta Community Park and visits Caerphilly, Bedwas, Hengoed, Rudry and Machen. Here you will climb Mynydd Machen (the highest point on the walk) where there are spectacular views of the Rhymney Valley, Cardiff and the Bristol Channel. The route also visits the 17th century Ruperra Castle ruins in Lower Machen. In this area you can pick up the Iron Bridge Circular Walk to explore the area further.
Also of note is the delightful Parc Cwm Darran where you can enjoy peaceful woodland trails, lakeside paths and sunny wildflower meadows. You'll also pass near Cefn Onn Park which is also well worth a visit.
The walk is waymarked with a green and white disc.

Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Penallta Community Park

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Near Eglwysilan, South Wales

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Near Rudry

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Ridgeway looking North

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Ruperra Castle

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Rhymney River

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Near Machen

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Brynawel from Mynydd Machen

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')