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White footprint on brown backgroundCoed Morgannwg Way

58 km / 36 miles

Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taff
The Way, most of which is on Forestry Commission land, meets the Taff Trail at the finish. It crosses part of the Coed Morgannwg, a complex of four upland forests visiting the Dare Valley and Craig y Llyn, climbing to several more viewpoints, to reach Afan Argoed Country Park. From here the route follows less elevated paths past a number of archaeological remains from prehistoric to industrial times. Near to Bodvic Stone the Way links with the Ogwr Ridgeway Walk. See St Illtyd's Walk.

The Coed Morgannwg Way is a dramatic walk of 36 miles which follows ancient tracks of Celtic origin and passes close by a number of Bronze and Iron Age settlements. Along the route there are several good viewpoints, from which you can see the Brecon Beacons and the Bristol Channel. The highest of these is Craig y Llyn which is 1,968 feet (600 metres) above sea level.


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Challenging; Forest/Woodland; Moorland; Mountain; Heritage
SO052033 - Gethin Woodland Park, Merthyr Tydfil
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SS806864 - Margam, Neath Port Talbot
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Coed Morgannwg Way (Neath & Port Talbot County Borough Council - 1995)
Walking in the South Wales Valleys (Cicerone Press - 2012)


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Route Profile:

58.4 Km (36.3 miles)
2,029 m (6,657 ft) ascent
595 m (1,952 ft)  maximum height