Rheilffordd Trail

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic some local attractions, events and businesses may not be operating as advertised. Please plan ahead. We recommend that you directly contact the places you are intending to visit before traveling to our destination.

 

Let’s all work together to keep each other safe by following Welsh Government guidelines whilst enjoying what the Dramatic Heart of Wales has to offer.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic some local attractions, events and businesses may not be operating as advertised. Please plan ahead. We recommend that you directly contact the places you are intending to visit before traveling to our destination.

 

Let’s all work together to keep each other safe by following Welsh Government guidelines whilst enjoying what the Dramatic Heart of Wales has to offer.

This gently sloping trail follows the wide flat route of the old railway lines that once carried passengers and coal the length of the valley. 14 miles of disused railway and forest road link the communities of Pontrhyfyen with Blaengwynfi and Glyncorrwg and wind through forest and open areas that were once railway sidings. The old Cynonville station has been converted to a shelter and barbecue, and many other benches and picnic tables along the route offer opportunities to stop and enjoy the view.

 

Distance: 14 miles – Pontrhydyfen to Blaengwynfi or Glyncorrwg and back

Distance: 10 miles – circular route Pontrhydyfen to Cymer and back

Ride Time: 3 hours

Climb: Gentle gradient

Start Location: Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre?

Grade: Forest Road

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