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Hill/river logoRhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk

45 km / 28 miles

Caerphilly
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. The Northern Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk section (12 miles) links with the main circular walk at Gelligaer and finishes at Bute Town (SO104092), though there is a cycleway link to Bryn Bach Park that has visitor facilities.


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Path Type
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Attributes
Moorland
Start and Finish
ST122953 - Penallta Community Park, Caerphilly
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Route notes
Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk (Caerphilly County Borough Council - 2006)
Leaflet
Northern Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk (Caerphilly County Borough Council - 1998)

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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