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Merthyr Valley Ramblers

We are the Merthyr Valley Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

We walk through Bargoed woodland park following the Rhumney river, until we reach the outskirts of Bargoed. We follow a track for a short while and come out in the town centre, skirt the edge of town where there are a few short steep climbs to take us to the edge of the golf course. We go around the edge of the course with lovely views of the hillside to our right. This bring us onto Gelli-gaer common which we follow to the end. (Cows present) We then drop down into Penpedairheol following footpaths through an estate and into the centre where we will have lunch at the church. From there it is mostly country footpaths to Tir-y-berth, we join the Rhumney river once more, then back to the car park.

Saturday, 18 May 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
336.8m / 1105ft
Type:
circular

Start place: Bargoed woodland park. CF81 8LJ

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Dog friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
ST 15421 97608
Nearest postcode:
CF81 8LJ
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cities.using.woof
Start time:
10:00 am

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking