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A walking guidebook with 32 day routes and 2 weekend backpacking routes (the Coed Morgannwg Way and Glamorgan Ridgeway) across the valleys, ridges and coast of South Wales. This now-green landscape has superb walking opportunities in an easily accessible area. Packed with Roman, Celtic and other historical interest.
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Refreshingly green after its post-industrial makeover, and with superb walking opportunities at every turn, the South Wales Valleys offer great variety crammed in a compact, easily accessible area.
This is an intricate, layered landscape in which successive generations have left their imprint without obliterating the traces of their ancestors. Walks visit Iron Age forts, Celtic churches and Norman castles and often follow the ancient tracks, Roman roads and old packhorse trails that cross the region and are still in use to this day.
There are expansive and uplifting views to be had everywhere, with the broad sweep of the Brecon Beacons to the north and the Severn estuary and Devon hills to the south.
This guide offers a selection of contrasting routes across the region through valleys, over ridges and along the coastline, to delight any walker.
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|Geology and landscape|
|Plants and wildlife|
|The impact of man|
|Industry and religion|
|Greening the valleys|
|The Welsh language|
|Getting to and around South Wales|
|What to take|
|Maps and waymarking|
|Using this guide|
|1 The Valleys|
|Walk 1 Cwm Clydach and the Swansea Canal|
|Walk 2 Along the Tawe Valley|
|Walk 3 The Cwm Cregan Trail|
|Walk 4 The Taff Trail|
|Walk 5 Along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal|
|Walk 6 The Usk Valley Walk|
|2 The Western Ridges|
|Walk 7 Mynydd Garn-Fach and the upper Lliw Valley|
|Walk 8 The Gnoll, Melincourt Falls and the Neath Canal|
|Walk 9 The Coed Morgannwg Way|
|Stage 1 Coed Morgannwg Way West|
|Stage 2 Coed Morgannwg Way East|
|Walk 10 Between the Llynfi and Garw|
|Walk 11 The Glamorgan Ridgeway|
|Stage 1 Margam Park to Blackmill|
|Stage 2 Blackmill to Llantrisant|
|Stage 3 Llantrisant to Caerphilly Castle|
|3 The Eastern Ridges|
|Walk 12 Over the Bwlch|
|Walk 13 The Rhymney Valley Ridgeway|
|Walk 14 Above the upper Rhymney|
|Walk 15 The Sirhowy Valley|
|Walk 16 Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn and the Round Towers|
|Walk 17 St Illtyd’s and the Guardian of the Valleys|
|Walk 18 The Raven Walk|
|Walk 19 High Folly and packhorse trails|
|4 Coast and Vale|
|Walk 20 The buried town of Kenfig|
|Walk 21 Ewenny Priory and Merthyr Mawr Warren|
|Walk 22 Castles around Cowbridge|
|Walk 23 The Glamorgan Heritage Coast|
|Walk 24 The Border Vale|
|Walk 25 Deserted villages and folk museum|
|5 History and Heritage|
|Walk 26 St Illtyd’s Walk in upland Gower|
|Walk 27 Sarn Helen|
|Walk 28 The Trevithick Trail|
|Walk 29 The Cistercian Way to the shrine at Penrhys|
|Walk 30 Senghenydd Dyke|
|Walk 31 Clydach Gorge south|
|Walk 32 The Iron Mountain Trail|
|Appendix A Route summary table|
|Appendix B Useful contacts|