This is a circular walk
The Clydach Gorge is a remarkably compact area of isolated, little communities improbably situated on a steep hillside. Below it, a beautiful wooded valley and stream, above it a desolate landscape of former tips and ruined mine-workings. And sandwiched in between, a complex of vertical quarry-faces, old railway tunnels, functional dwellings and some recent cycle-ways - it's a fascinating shambles of a place. On our visit we shall have a look at a great deal of the area, the good, the bad and the ugly! In doing so, you can expect a busy day with lots of ups and downs, (about 3,200 ft. of ascent) and some remarkable views (not all pleasant!). What’s more, the walk also includes the world heritage site of Clydach Iron Works. An altogether intriguing day’s outing, by turns rural, rugged and industrial. Bring a head torch.
Keith is currently doing his best to ensure that there will be a pub-stop along the way, but let's just say that route-finding and planning for this excursion are proving particularly tricky, and, whilst he remains confident of finding a hostelry, the research isn't fully completed at the time of writing.