• Garw Valley Walk 2

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A Circular Walk starting and ending at Parc Calon Lan, Blaengarw (Grid Reference SS89907 93173). The walk leads you to the upper regions of the Valley, along the old drovers route leading to Bwlchgarw, up to the  highest point on the western side of the valley and then on through the forestry. The whole route is  approximately 9kms long taking about 3 hours to complete, allow a bit more time if you wish to rest and take in the wonderful views on offer. The route uses a combination of public footpaths, bridleways, the community route and maintainable highway


Advice and Information

The going can be steep and may be wet and slippery in places with some stiles to climb. Remember to wear suitable clothes and good shoes/boots and take food and drink with you and be prepared to get fit! Always follow the Countryside Code. When you are walking on minor roads keep to the right and make use of verges whenever you can. It should be easy to follow the route using the map and instructions inside this leaflet. When walking the route try and look out for the Walk logo that will be situated on stiles, gates and posts along the route. Directional way marks with arrows will assist you as to which direction to walk in once you are on a public right of way. We also recommend you refer to the OS Explorer Map 166 Rhondda and Merthyr Tydfil.


For further information about this walk, to pass on your comments and suggestions or to report any practical problems on any of the paths please contact the Rights of Way Section, 01656 643643 or email rightsofway@bridgend.gov.uk

Countryside Code

  • Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people

Follow the Countryside Code wherever you go. You will get the best out of the countryside and help to maintain it now and for the future.


Public Transport

For further information on bus times and service numbers telephone Traveline  01656 642559 on 0871 200 22 33 or at www.traveline.info

Car Parking

There is parking provision at the following:

  • On-street parking in Blaengarw
  • Free Parking Provision at Parc Calon Lan


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