Glamorgan Area Walk: ‘Land of the Turbines’
Annual Glamorgan Area Walk, hosted by Cynon Valley
The route heads west to climb up to Mynydd Bwllfa & the land of the ‘Turbines’. Continues along open moorland to Craig y Llyn & the highest point in Glamorgan. Returning via forestry paths to Lluest Wen Reservoir to meet the Coed Morgannwg Way back to the start.
The Visitor Centre has a nice café offering hot & cold drinks, snacks & meals. As well as good toilet facilities.
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The Bryn with a View !
This is a lovely walk in the Eastern Beacons, beginning at Talybont reservoir and taking in farmland, woodland and hills. Our aim is to summit the Bryn, where there are some fantastic, 360* views over the beacons and black mountains..
After leaving car park, we cross the end of the reservoir following part of the Taff Trail. After crossing the Caerfanell stream, we follow part of the Usk Valley Walk, before a gradual ascent to the Bryn with its amazing views. We then descend through the forest and return via farmland back to the car park.
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Dragons Back and Waun Fach
Classic hill walk in the Black Mountains. Steep at the start but levels out onto the ridge, then a gentle descent.Views are superb on a clear day. Dogs on leads as lots of sheep. Although graded as strenuous, it is really only the first bit that will test your legs. A good walk to step up to if you usually stick to moderate ones. The pace will be gentle.
- Dog friendly
The Malverns from The Gullet
This walk takes in the majority of the ridge of the Malverns, from Swinyards Hill to the Worcestershire Beacon and back. It is aimed at those attending Richard's Worcestershire weekend away, but those not attending are welcome to attend too.
This walk starts at the Swinesherd pay and display car park, Castlemorton Common and heads up to the ridge of the Malverns via The Gullet quarry. It reaches the ridge at Swinyards Hill and follows it north to the Worcestershire Beacon (the highest point in Worcestershire and on The Malvern Hills), taking in Hangman's Hill, Broad Down, Millennium Hill, the Herefordshire Beacon (British Camp), Black Hill, Pinnacle Hill, Jubilee Hill, Perseverance Hill, Summer Hill and the Worcestershire Beacon. It then returns along a similar route, but to the side of the ridge, offering a different perspective. In good weather the walk provides stunning views of The Malvern Hills and the surrounding countryside.
NOTE: The walk is not as long as some, but it does contain a significant amount of ascent which should be borne in mind when considering the walk difficulty.
NOTE: The starting point can prove difficult to find! For those coming from Worcester, I would suggest taking the A449 towards Malvern and turning left at the Powick roundabout following the B4424 through Callow End and on towards Rhydd. At Rhydd turn right onto the B4211 towards Malvern then, almost immediately, left towards Hanley Swan. Carry on at the cross roads at Hanley Swan and keep going until you merge with the B4208 heading towards Welland. Go through Welland and follow the B4208 until it starts to bend left, at which point you turn right onto Castlemorton Common (if you pass the Plume of Feathers you've gone too far). Follow the road across the common and you should eventually find the car park on your left.
Google Maps directions.