Region: South Wales

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Blaenau-Gwent/

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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Bridgend/

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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Bridgend/

Category:Bridgend
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The following Bridgend Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Brynna Woods and Llanharan Marsh

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Caerphilly/

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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Cardiff/

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The Category Cardiff is a subset of Glamorgan. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Cardiff which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Cardiff/

Category:Cardiff
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The following Cardiff Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Friends of Cathays Cemetery

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Merthyr-Tydfil/

Category:Merthyr Tydfil
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Monmouthshire/

Category:Monmouthshire
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Neath-Port-Talbot/

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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Newport/

Category:Newport
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Rhondda-Cynon-Taff/

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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Swansea/

Category:Swansea
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Torfaen/

Category:Torfaen
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Vale-of-Glamorgan/

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www.visitabergavenny.co.uk/outdoor-fun/walking/

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

'Abergavenny is a great base for all levels of walks from easy strolls to challenging long-distance paths like the 95-mile Beacons Way – and the views are nearly always spectacular.'

Description from

Visit Abergavenny

www.afanforestpark.co.uk

Overview

'Afan Forest Park has 14 way marked circular walks and has therefore become a major walking destination. Our walks are diverse, varying from a one mile leisurely stroll to a ten mile (bring a packed lunch) hike. The starting points for our walks are Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre, Rhsylyn Car Park and Glyncorrwg Ponds Visitor Centre ... We have two walking packs available to ensure that you don’t get lost out on the trails. "Walks in Afan Forest Park" and "Walks in the Corrwg Valley" include information, directions and maps on all 14 walks.'

www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/visitors/

Category:Blaenau Gwent
Overview

'Blaenau Gwent is enriched with heritage, with every town and village having many stories to tell of their past. There are a number of trails available covering the width and breadth of the Borough, incorporating local history, places of interest and local facts. The trails are not only of great interest to history enthusiasts but also to tourists and local people who take pleasure in knowing their background and the place they reside.'

www.bridgend.gov.uk/visit-us/recreational-paths-in-bridgend-county-bor...

Category:Bridgend
Overview

'A series of leaflets have been developed showcasing different aspects of the diverse landscape the County Borough has to offer.'

www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Things-To-Do/Activities/Walking-Trails

Category:Caerphilly
Overview

'Around 80% of the rights of way in the county borough are open and with about 5000 hectares of open access land available for walkers, exploring the countryside couldn’t be easier.'

See also

Caerphilly County Borough Council Countryside & Landscape Services

u3asites.org.uk/caldicot/home

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

'Offers everyone the chance to enjoy a walk every Tuesday, in the neighbouring countryside e.g. Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, as well as local walks around Caldicot. After a walk the groups usually go to a local pub or inn for lunch. Occasionally, all-day trips are also arranged, to places further away e.g. The Gower, Hereford.'

chawalkinggroup.btck.co.uk

Category:Cardiff
Overview

'The club was formed in 1926. The programme is sent out twice a year with a planned walk on virtually every Saturday throughout the year. Additionally we walk on some of the bank holidays and have a Tuesday walk once a month.'

cardiffoutdoorgroup.wordpress.com

Category:Cardiff
Overview

'A local walking group organising weekend walks and weekends away throughout South Wales and beyond. We have a varied programme, offering something for everyone from the committed enthusiast to the absolute beginner.'

www.cardifframblers.org.uk

Category:Cardiff
Overview

'We organise walks in the south Wales area and beyond, including the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Gower, Wye Valley and elsewhere. Walks vary from 2 to 20 miles - mainly on Wednesdays and weekends, but also include Friday strolls, summer Thursday evenings and other times ... There is no charge for non-members to join our walks - we expect you to join if you take part regularly. Joining helps to further the aims of the Ramblers.'

www.walksinchepstow.co.uk

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

'Your starting point for walking in Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley.'

www.walksinchepstow.co.uk

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

The Festival 'has become firmly established on the walker's calendar. A border town of Wales and England at the Gateway of the Wye Valley it has a rich past and stunning landscape, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Festival usually held Mid April.

www.cwmcarnforest.co.uk

Category:Caerphilly
Overview

'Cwmcarn Forest has some of the best walking in Wales. Choose from the 12 mile circular "Raven Walk" encompassing Cwmcarn Forest and the Sirhowy and Ebbw Valleys or take the "Coal, Celts and Contrasts" which takes in the impressive Twmbarlwm mountain or shorter walks in and around the Forest.'

www.darevalleycountrypark.co.uk/index.php/walks-a-trails

Overview

'Dare Valley Country Park is a great place for walking. You can stroll at will in the country park or try one of our three way marked walks.'

dinaspowys.org/local-walks/

Overview

'Dinas Powys (the modern-day standardised spelling - it was previously also spelt 'Dinas Powis') is a large village and a community in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales which takes its name from the Dinas Powys hillfort that dates from the Iron Age ... Despite the addition of several housing developments over the past fifty years, the old village centre of Dinas Powys still has a mostly unspoiled and almost rural feel, retaining a large village common and a traditional village centre complete with a post office and a range of small independent shops, public houses, restaurants and community facilities ...'

www.visitnpt.co.uk

Overview

'With beautiful waterfall walks, country parks, towpaths, a seafront promenade and rights of way through some of the most spectacular views of Neath Port Talbot, the Brecon Beacons and Swansea, there is a huge variety of scenery to enjoy.'

www.swansea.gov.uk/aonb

Category:Swansea
Overview

'Gower was the first place in Britain to be named an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With cliffs and woodlands ringed by sparkling beaches, this tongue of land is so adored by walkers, birdwatchers, sunbathers and surfers, it’s been scooping awards ever since.'

See also

This is Gower Audio Trail [Audio Trails]

www.gowercommons.org.uk/the-gower-commons/

Category:Swansea
Overview

'There are a total of 24 individual commons on Gower covering over 70 square kilometres and constituting 50% of the total land area of the Gower Peninsula ... Historically, most areas of common land in Wales have been open for public access with the consent of the landowner. In May 2005 the Countryside Rights of Way Act (CRoW) established common land, mountain, moor, heath and down as open access land where people can walk in some of the most spectacular landscapes in Wales. These areas are clearly marked on Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps.'

Description from

Gower Commons

www.islwynramblers.org/index.htm

Category:Caerphilly
Overview

'Rambling around the Ebbw and Sirhowy valleys ...'

www.first-nature.com/waleswildlife/e-nnr-kenfig.php

Category:Bridgend
Overview

'This NNR is one of Wales' top sand-dune reserves, with all the special plants, birds and insects that depend on this type of coastal habitat for their survival. Situated on the edge of the reserve is Kenfig Pool, Glamorgan's largest lake. The rest of the Reserve consists of a large expanse of sand dunes which lead to the coast and Sker Point, with lovely views across Swansea Bay to the Gower. On the western side of the Reserve is the stark horizon of Port Talbot's industrial area and steelworks - a strange contrast that only serves to highlight the wild beauty of the Reserve itself.'

Description from

First-Nature.com

www.southwalesldwa.org/wp/

Category:Glamorgan
Overview

Where do we walk? 'Anywhere in South Wales and adjacent areas. We are indeed fortunate in covering an extremely varied area of countryside extending from the Wye Valley in the east, through to the Gower Peninsular in the west; this, of course, includes the Brecon Beacons National park and all the other mountains, valleys, coastal and farmland areas in between.'

www.llanbadoc.org/commons-and-walks/

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

'Llanbadoc Community Council represents the Monmouthshire communities of Llanbadoc, Monkswood and Glascoed.'

www.llantrisant-cc.gov.wales/about-us/footpaths-rights-of-way/

Overview

'Llantrisant Community Council has a footpath agency agreement with Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council to maintain the 27 miles of public rights of way within the wards. The paths cover a wide variety of landscapes from riverside rambles to fields and commons. Native woodland to cobbled streets.'

www.lliwwalkingclub.co.uk

Category:Swansea
Overview

'Formed in March 2005 by the Mawr Development Trust when trust member, Terry Davies, was handed the task of encouraging local communities to take part in planned walks throughout south and west Wales. The club now has more than 250 members and some 40 members regularly turn up to each walk ... The Lliw Walking Club was formed in June 2016. It has replaced the Mawr Walking Club which was formed in 2005. The renaming was necessary due to unforseen circumstances. It is just the name that has changed.'

www.maestegramblers.co.uk

Category:Bridgend
Overview

'Maesteg Ramblers is aimed at people of all ages. Our primary aim is to promote walking and to visit places that are just around the corner, that you may never have known were there.'

www.margamcountrypark.co.uk/default.aspx?page=1402

Size (acreage)800
Overview

'The 800 acres of Margam Park provides a perfect backdrop for a walk in the countryside whether it be a stroll after Sunday lunch or a hike along the Coed Morgannwg Way to Afan Forest Park Country Park, our sister country park in the Afan Valley.'

www.monmouthwalkersarewelcome.org.uk

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

Join us for our monthly walk  'We are as fun and informal as we can be, believing that our walks should be for the enjoyment of the landscape and each other’s company, rather than simply clocking up miles.'

www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/walks-and-trails

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

'There are many walks and trails to help you explore the countryside, villages and market towns of rural Monmouthshire. Many of the long distance routes can be walked in full, in stages or adapted to be circular walks ... Local routes include the Usk Valley Walk, the Three Castles Trail and the Monnow Valley Walk. A selection of existing circular walking routes across Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley are available ... ' Note At the time of Review details of a Monmouthshire Walking Toolkit were not accessble.

www.newportoutdoorgroup.co.uk/programme/

Category:Newport
Overview

'We are a friendly group that offers walks, cycling, social activities and weekends away to suit all ages and abilities. We offer at least one walk a week and usually more during the Summer months. Walks vary from 3 miles to 12+ miles. There is something for everyone who enjoys walking.'

www.ramblers.org.uk/north-gwent

Category:Blaenau Gwent
Overview

'We are a local walking group that are members of the Ramblers' Association. We have a varied walks programme that includes Leisurely/Easy - not difficult, shorter walks, ideal for beginners, through to Strenuous - more challenging walks, for the experienced walker.'

www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/glamorgan.aspx

Category:Glamorgan
Overview

Access to details of about a dozen Groups throughout the Area, plus to news of forthcoming walks and meetings as well as PDFs of the annual Newsletter Glamorgan Rambler.

www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/greater-gwent.aspx

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

Brief descriptions of half a dozen Ramblers' Groups in this Area together with a combined diary of forthcoming rambles as well as access to a map summarising walks around and about taken from the Ramblers Routes online library.

www.south-gwent-ramblers.org.uk

Category:Newport
Overview

'We are a group of friendly folk who enjoy walking. We find that our home County, Gwent, is blessed with marvellous scenery which is often overlooked in favour of the mountains. Our walks can open your eyes to the both Gwent and the mountains. We usually call ourselves the SGR.'

www.goc.org.uk/groups/south-wales/

Category:Glamorgan
Overview

'We meet on the last weekend of the month.'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sugarloaf-and-usk-valley

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

‘Compiled by our rangers who care for this beautiful landscape, our walks in the Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley take in the Clytha Estate and Coed-y-Bwnydd hill fort, along with both the Sugar Loaf and Skirrid mountains. Whether you want a long hike or a short ramble, there's something for everyone so you can get out and explore these wonderful places full of history and wildlife.‘

Description from

National Trust

www.swanseaoutdoorgroup.org.uk

Category:Swansea
Overview

'We are open to anyone who enjoys walking, and/or cycling and generally enjoys being active outdoors. Non-members are welcome to come along to up to three walks or other events before paying any membership fees. If you've been on a few walks, we would like you to join us. You must be a member to participate in any of our overnight trips.'

www.welshwildlife.org/nature-reserve/taf-fechan-merthyr-tydfil/

Category:Merthyr Tydfil
Size (acreage)103
Overview

'Situated in the Taf Fechan valley, between the Old River Bridge at Cefn Coed y Cymmer and the river bridge at Pontsarn ... Access is gained in three places, at the southern end ... in the middle ... and at the northern end.'

www.taffelyramblers.org.uk

Overview

'Now with more than 180 members, was formed in 1993. The Group promotes rambling, protects rights of way, campaigns for access to the open country and defends the beauty of the countryside. We have a national reputation for our friendly welcome and relaxed attitude on our walks and new walkers are always welcome. So come and enjoy the Countryside in the friendly company-of fellow walkers.'

www.ramblers.org.uk/tawe-trekkers/

Category:Swansea
Overview

'Formed in 2005 the Tawe Trekkers are a hiking group for the younger (18+) and adventurous person in the South-West Wales area (Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port-Talbot and Bridgend). We love exploring the local coastline and countryside, and also go on the odd trip around the UK and Europe now and again. Not your typical mittens-and-thermos-clad, compass toting walkers, but a friendly bunch who like a laugh (and a few beers), and take everything in their stride ...'

www.thevalleys.co.uk/explore/activities.aspx

Category:Glamorgan
Overview

'If you like to stretch you legs and get out for a walk – then The Valleys is the ideal place. We have walk routes for everybody – hill top challenges, canalside strolls, circular routes picking out historic sites, trails that pick up the stories of some of our "Heroes" and a brilliant Walking Festival each September where the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides give all walkers an extra insight into area.'

www.tinternvillage.co.uk

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

Tintern 'warmly welcomes the many visitors who pass this way each year, seeking the renewal that comes from a short time spent in its uplifting and historic landscape ...'

Description from

Friends of Tintern

www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/RoadsTravelParking/WalkingCycling/Torfaen-Walks/...

Category:Torfaen
Overview

'In this wonderfully varied County there are 369km (230 miles) of public footpaths with long distance and short circular walks including walks in the countryside; along the canal; across mountain tops and even walks where you can follow in the footsteps of iron-makers and miners in the Blaenavon World Heritage Site ...'

www.valeways.org.uk

Overview

Walking in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales: 'Valeways is a volunteer based project for the maintenance, protection, preservation and promotion of public rights of way in the Vale of Glamorgan.'

www.visitmerthyr.co.uk/things-to-do/

Category:Merthyr Tydfil
Overview

'If you like walking, or you just want to see a bit more of the beauty of Merthyr, going for a stroll on one of Merthyr's trails is a good way to see all that Merthyr has to offer.'

www.visitswanseabay.com/walking-and-cycling-in-swansea-mumbles-gower/w...

Category:Swansea
Overview

'By foot or on two wheels are amongst the best ways to get to know Swansea Bay. Coast and country are at your fingertips (or toe-tips depending on which way you look at it) and here are some great ways to get exploring ...'

www.visitthevale.com/en/Be-Inspired/Walking/Vale-Trails/Walking-in-the...

Overview

'Entitled Vale Trails, the series of five coastal and five inland walks have been developed by Creative Rural Communities, the rural regeneration arm of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, in conjunction with Vale of Glamorgan Ramblers and Valeways.'

Description from

Vale of Glamorgan Council

www.wyevalleyaonb.org.uk/exploring-wye-valley-aonb/wye-valley-on-foot/...

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

'The Wye Valley is excellent walking territory, offering the dedicated hiker and the afternoon stroller a wealth of interest and variety - from spectacular viewpoints overlooking the Wye to quiet wooded trails.'

your.caerphilly.gov.uk/abervalleyheritage/visit-us/heritage-trail

Category:Caerphilly
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'The Aber Valley, which was originally part of Glamorgan, but now in its post-mining era is part of the County Borough of Caerphilly, is made up of Abertridwr village and the more northerly village of Senghenydd both original mining communities with an extensive history of events that made the Valley what it is today. The valley has subsequently been in decline since the closure of the pits, the major employer in the area for over a century. This has continued, exacerbated by the economic decline within the valley itself ...'

Description from

Aber Valley Heritage Group

www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/RoadsTravelParking/WalkingCycling/Cyclelanesandr...

Category:Torfaen
Distance (miles)16
Overview

'Traffic free route that runs from Cwmbran in the south, through Pontypool and up to the Blaenavon World Heritage Site in the north.'

Description from

Torfaen County Borough

See also

Route 492 [Sustrans]

www.visitnpt.co.uk/default.aspx?page=10297

Overview

Descriptions of sixteen places associated with the naturalist and evolutionist - many accompanied by a downloadable Audio Clip.

Description from

Discover Neath Port Talbot

www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/visitors/local-trails/

Category:Blaenau Gwent
Overview

'A walk and car trail in the Tredegar area - birthplace of the famous politician Aneurin (Nye) Bevan (1897-1960); Labour Member of Parliament for Ebbw Vale (1929-1960).'

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beacons_Way

Category:Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)100
Overview

'Waymarked long distance footpath in the Brecon Beacons National Park ... The Beacons Way was conceived by the Brecon Beacons Park Society and local walkers, particularly the Society's Secretary John Sansom, Arwel Michael and Chris Barber, and was developed as recently as 2005.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Beacons Way [Brecon Beacons: Our National Park]

www.skenfrith.co.uk/activities/walks/

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

'The Bell's circular walks have become well-known as something of a "must do" when visiting Skenfrith. We have six individual walks ... all of which start and finish at The Bell and take in some of the most beautiful Monmouthshire countryside ...'

Description from

The Bell at Skenfrith

www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/resident/countryside/public-rights-of-way/

Category:Blaenau Gwent
Overview

'There are over 300 kilometres of Public Rights of Way in Blaenau Gwent, linking towns and villages to the diverse countryside and landscape of the county. The County Council is responsible for the management of this access network, which consists of 300 kilometres of Public Rights of Ways. There are also a number of promoted routes ranging from Community walks to regional trails.'

Description from

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

www.visitblaenavon.co.uk/en/VisitBlaenavon/ThingsToDo/IndustrialLandsc...

Category:Torfaen
Overview

'A number of walks have been created to help you discover the hidden corners of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site. These take you from the Bronze Age, through the Industrial Revolution and into a landscape and history that inspired the author Alexander Cordell.'

www.bridgendbites.com/downloads.aspx

Category:Bridgend
Overview

Three downloadable PDF leaflets.

Description from

Bridgend County Borough Council

www.caerleon.net/intro/heritage.htm

Category:Newport
Overview

'As part of the first Caerleon Arts Festival in July 2003, ten sculptors were invited to create works based on the theme of Romano-Celtic Vision. The finished sculptures make up the Caerleon Sculpture Trail.' Unfortunately at the time of Review I could not locate a description of the Trail on the Newport City Council Website; so I have replaced the Link.

Description from

Newport City Council

www.cambrianway.org.uk

Category:Cardiff
Distance (miles)275
Overview

'Wales's most scenically beautiful and challenging long distance trail.'

Description from

Tony Drake

www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/cardiff...

Category:Cardiff
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'The circular trail for cyclists and walkers is 10km or 6.2miles long and runs around the Bay and across to the seaside town of Penarth via Pont y Werin, a 140 metre bridge providing a link for pedestrians and cyclists between Penarth and the International Sports Village.'

Description from

Sustrans

www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Parking-roads-and-travel/Public-rights...

Category:Cardiff
Overview

'Public rights of way are footpaths, bridleways and byways open to all traffic and any roads used as public paths. In total there are well over 100 miles of public rights of way across Cardiff. View public rights of way on a Map ... A variety of leaflets are available on Outdoor Cardiff along with information about a wide range of activities and amenities.'

Description from

Cardiff Council

www.cardiffwalkingtours.com

Category:Cardiff
Overview

'Our Cardiff walking tours are available most days and must be booked in advance. Booking is easy - just check availability on the BOOK NOW page and follow the booking instructions.'

Description from

Cardiff on Foot

www.cardifframblers.org.uk/cardiffwalks/intro.php

Category:Cardiff
Overview

'Ten of our favourite walks in the Cardiff area are available as leaflets. These include a variety of walks ranging from the lively urban Cardiff Bay to the wilder and more peaceful ridges to the north of the city.'

Also access details of 'Cardiff Group's first book of walks, written for the Ramblers' Association 60th anniversary in 1995, unfortunately now out of print'; and of 'Cardiff Group's second book of walks, all in the Cardiff area'.)

Description from

Cardiff Ramblers

www.chepstow.co.uk/Chepstow-Town-Council/Town_Trail_11239.aspx

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

'Walking trails are designed to lead you on interesting routes around the town mainly within the old town Portwall.'

Description from

Chepstow Town Council

www.cistercianway.wales

Category:Torfaen
Distance (miles)602
Overview

'This web site is very much "work in progress" - as is the whole Cistercian Way Project. We started in 1998 trying to work out a way that we could walk round Wales, linking all the Welsh Cistercian abbeys, medieval and modern. This was part of the celebrations of the 900th anniversary of the foundation of the Cistercian order ...'

www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/coed-morgannwg-w...

Category:Merthyr Tydfil
Distance (miles)36
Overview

'The Coed Morgannwg Way is a dramatic walk of 36 miles (58km) almost all which traverses hills Forestry Commission Forest and Afan Forest Park park ... The whole route can be walked in about 16 hours, starting from either Gethin Woodland Park in the north (where it is linked with the Taff Trail) or Margam Country Park in the south ... '

See also

The Coed Morgannwg Way [Margam Country Park] | Walking in the South Wales Valleys by Mike Dunn (Cicerone, 2012)

www.dulaisvalley.org

Distance (miles)12
Overview

'The Dulais Valley is an ex-coal mining community situated at the northern boundary of Neath Port Talbot and is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park ... The trails on this site will help you to learn more about the valley and its history. Explore the links ... to see school trails, village trails, a time line and other useful information.'

Description from

Dulais Valley Partnership

ebbwfachtrail.org.uk

Category:Blaenau Gwent
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Links together fourteen community Green Spaces that offer a variety of amenities from Beaufort Hill Woodlands in the North to Llanhilleth in the south.'

www.bridgendbites.com/downloads.aspx

Distance (miles)33
Overview

'Scenic long distance path in South Wales. It follows public footpaths, bridleways, forest tracks, common land and quiet lanes along the ridgeline from Margam Country Park, near Port Talbot, through spectacular upland and valley scenery to Caerphilly Castle.'

Walking in the South Wales Valleys by Mike Dunn (Cicerone, 2012) offers '32 day routes and 2 weekend backpacking routes (the Coed Morgannwg Way and Glamorgan Ridgeway) across the valleys, ridges and coast of South Wales'.

Description from

Bridgend County Borough Council

www.countryside-matters.co.uk/glosway.html

Category:Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)100
Overview

Guidebook to 'a footpath through Gloucestershire between Chepstow and Tewkesbury passing through Gloucester, Stow on the Wold and Winchcombe'.

Description from

Countryside-Matters

See also

Gloucestershire Way [Walking Pages]

www.gnollestatecountrypark.co.uk

Size (acreage)240
Overview

'Provides a haven for wildlife within a stone's throw of the centre of Neath. Why not enjoy one or all three  of the Gnoll Wildlife Walks that help you explore the Park and discover its wildlife.'

www.thegowersociety.org.uk/the-gower-way

Category:Swansea
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'It was always designed to take the walker away from the more popular coastal areas and to introduce the quieter but no less interesting aspects of inland Gower. At 56 km length, the route extends from Worms Head Rhossili across the lordship of Gower to Penlle'r Castell high on Mynydd y Gwair.'

Description from

The Gower Society

greenspacescaerphilly.co.uk/walking

Category:Caerphilly
Overview

‘All our green spaces are ideal places to take a walk. They each offer something different - different routes, different terrain, different habitats. In Caerphilly county borough you're never far from a bit of peace and tranquillity, a place to unwind from the pressures of daily life and somewhere to recharge your batteries. Each of our country park pages has a section on the various walks and trails within each park that will get you started.‘

grosmont.wales/walks-around-grosmont/

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

'"The most beautiful village in Britain" is how Jan Morris, the acclaimed travel writer, described Grosmont, with its ancient church and castle. Situated near the Welsh Border with England it lies in the valley of the River Monnow between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty.'

Description from

Grosmont, Wales

www.visitthevale.com/en/Be-Inspired/Walking/Vale-Trails/Haunted-Field-...

Distance (miles)11
Overview

'Surely no other walk in the UK offers neolithic burial chambers, Edwardian gardens and supernatural legends all within an easy 7.5 mile country trail?: St Nicholas, Dyffryn Gardens and St Lythans: 7.5miles / plus 3.5mile optional walk. The burial chambers of Tinkinswood and St. Lythans, both older than Stonehenge, provide early highlights of this appealing walk ...'

Description from

Visit the Vale

www.bioeddie.co.uk/ebbw-vale/ebbwalk.htm

Category:Blaenau Gwent
Distance (miles)6
Overview

One of a series of walks 'In the Footsteps of the Iron-makers'.

www.valeways.org.uk

Category:Cardiff
Distance (miles)65
Overview

'A leisurely walk through 6,000 years of beauty, culture and history in the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan.'

Description from

Valeways

www.walkingpages.co.uk/trails_paths/ldpmonnowvalleywalk.html

Category:Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'Linear walk of 40 miles through the valley of the River Monnow, from Monmouth, near its confluence with the River Wye, to its headwaters below Hay Bluff. From here the walk joins the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, sharing the same route to the finishing point at Hay-0n-Wye.'

Description from

Walking Pages

www.newport.gov.uk

Category:Newport
Overview

Ten circular walks ranging from 2.8 miles to 8.7 miles.

Description from

Newport City Council

www.outdoorcardiff.com

Category:Cardiff
Overview

'Cardiff's parks and green spaces make this one of the greenest cities in the UK ... With the Taff Trail passing through a number of parks and green spaces, it provides opportunities for circular walks. These include Bute Park, Hamadryad Park, Cardiff Bay Wetland Reserve, Hailey Park, and Forest Farm Country Park ... '

Description from

Cardiff Council

www.penllergare.org/woodland-walks/

Category:Swansea
Overview

'On the northern fringe of Swansea, and within sight of the M4 motorway, lies Penllergare Valley Woods. It is a secret and magical place. A place where you can enjoy the sound of birds, delight in the profusion of wild flowers, discover evidence of exotic plantings and uncover for yourself the hidden features of a grand design ...'

Description from

Penllergare Trust

See also

Penllergare Valley Woods [City and County of Swansea]

www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Tourism/Thingstodo/WalkingandCyclingTrails/Walkin...

Overview

'Notable sites have been linked by a series of heritage walks in Pontypridd, Aberdare and Llantrisant and by Driving Trails around the Borough, all of which can be downloaded from this site.' ALERT Original Link used here replaced by one from Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.

www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Tourism/Thingstodo/WalkingandCyclingTrails/Walkin...

Overview

'The nice thing about the Valleys is there is so much of them. So you can cycle on the Taff Trail. You can walk on the Ridgeways. Relax by the rivers. Or paraglide off the cliffs. However you like to escape the stress of modern life you can probably do it here. And we are only 10 minutes away from a motorway!'

www.southwalesldwa.org/wp/?page_id=16

Distance (miles)27
Overview

'Explores the famous Rhondda Valleys of South Wales. This scenically beautiful route starts in Trehafod, and follows a clockwise circuit visiting Mynydd y Glyn, Mynydd Dinas, Mynydd William Meyrick, The Bwlch and Ferndale before returning to Trehafod via the iconic Tylorstown Tip. The route provides extensive views of the South Wales valleys and the Brecon Beacons to the north. The route has approximately 5000 feet of ascent.' Held Mid May.

Description from

South Wales LDWA

your.caerphilly.gov.uk/countryside/activities/walking/trails

Category:Caerphilly
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'A walk around the Caerphilly Basin across the Rhymney Valley. The walk follows countryside paths, rural lanes, through Beech woodland and across panoramic mountain tops.' Waymarked.

Description from

Caerphilly County Borough Council Countryside & Landscape Services

your.caerphilly.gov.uk/countryside/activities/walking/trails

Category:Caerphilly
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Linear walk which winds along the floor of the Rhymney Valley, following the river from its headwaters to the southern plains. There are many bus and train stops along the route – so it need not be walked in a single outing. The walk forms part of the Valleys Regional Park, a network of visitor facilities and accessible countryside activity routes across the Valleys.'

Description from

Caerphilly County Borough Council Countryside & Landscape Services

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