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Hill/river logoRhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk

45 km / 28 miles

A route winding its way across the hills encircling the unique and often spectacular scenery of the Rhymney Valley. The walk follows quiet countryside paths and lanes, where steep beech woodlands merge into panoramic mountain tops. Mynydd Machen is the highest point. It links with the Taff-Ely Ridgeway Walk at Caerphilly Common, and in the east is partly coincident with the Sirhowy Valley Walk. See Caerphilly CBC Trails website below for leaflet download.


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ST122953 - Penallta Community Park, Caerphilly
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Valleybreak  (bookable online)
2 Km
41 Km

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Route Profile:

44.4 Km (27.6 miles)
1,270 m (4,167 ft) ascent
356 m (1,168 ft)  maximum height