The highlights of this historical trail are the spectacular views of the Afan Valley and Pontrhydyfen, a village renowned for its many river crossings so vital in its industrial heyday in the 19th century. From Rhyslyn car park this trail starts level on the forest road and is level along the hilltop, but there is a steep 180 metre (600 feet) climb up a stone track to the top and a steep descent back down.
Distance: 3.5miles / 5km
Approximate Time: 2 hours
Start Location: Rhyslyn or Gyfylchi car park
For downloadable walking trail information and for details of diversions and closures that could affect this trail, please visit the Natural Resources Wales walking trail section.