Cwm Clydach Walk
Cwm Clydach Walk
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Mark
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
A lovely walk along the river /through farmland/ small bit of the Beacons.

Wear the right footwear can be muddy in parts.

follow the purple discs it said! almost non existent. look carefully for them lot of other trails that can confuse you .

Path could use much clearer marking.

map and compass advised.

otherwise fantastic.
Written 16 October 2019
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96 Ah
Swansea, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
A beautiful walk along the river with different paths accessible via bridges. Nine miles of walkways with trails to follow.
-A great days walk
-Large car park
A hidden gem :)
Written 28 October 2018
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pacmantoo
Swansea, UK26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
A lovely, usually quiet, wooded valley, following the old course of tramways built when coal was mined here. The first section is well drained and laid with gravel with a couple of sandy 'beaches' if you want your dog to go in the river. After a mile or so you're onto woodland tracks which can get very wet. If you take a map and a picnic, carry on up the valley! This is an RSPB reserve, so take your binoculars!
Written 28 January 2018
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GowerEdge
Warwick, UK137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
I have walked parts of this trail and it is a beautiful and peaceful area with plenty of wildlife and the lovely sound of the river to keep you company. Would definitely recommend to others.
Written 27 October 2014
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Viv G
Swansea, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
Regularly go here with the dogs for walks. Plenty of room for them to stretch the legs. Nice river and great views.
Written 4 September 2019
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Ed D
Swansea, UK628 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We did the walk yesterday - great start along a pretty riverbank along with dog walkers then out in he countryside things changed. Quite muddy and overgrown but at least for first 5 miles well signposted then ........ nothing - either well hidden or non existent and seeing as it was at the turning point made life difficult. With the help of an elderly deaf farmer (building a superb stone wall) we got back on track out onto top of mountain to see the amazing views. Then again no signage and lots of back and forth thankfully had a compass and map. Found the stone circle and burial chambers then let again due to ..... You got it - no signs. Ok so then found he chapel and a sign and headed out over the fields and lots and lots of stiles. It had by then been 4 hours since we had spoken to the farmer and we had not seen a soul. Then after the compass check and guesswork and jumping illegally over fences we finally hit A path (no idea f it was right but depression and fatigue had set in so any path was better than none). At last a noise and people and after another 30 minutes the welcome sight of the car park 7 hours and 16 miles after leaving it. Off to New Inn for refreshments and home for a hot bath. Amazing views but warning be prepared for detours getting lost and frustrations - take lots of water (and I mean lots!!!!). Enjoy .......
Written 24 June 2018
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Huw J
Swansea County, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
What a beautiful walk, lots of birds to spot and wildlife, a really nice area, with the River Clydach running through it
Written 29 April 2018
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Tourist663923
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Nice little walk that's been improved much over the past few years. Could still do with a better signage and can be a bit muddy so best to be prepared with good footwear and a walk map to keep you on course. The first section though is very accessible, quite flat and the path is very easy to follow for those just wanting a short stroll. Lots of wildlife to be seen with dragonflies,birds and in the summer Season I have seen adders so do be careful if you have young ones who like to poke around since they can give a nasty bite if provoked.
Written 10 August 2016
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dwyrydN
swansea116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
We picked up a leaflet for the 9 mile Cwm Clydach walking route.
The leaflet is well designed and informative and looked easy to follow.
The route is advertised as 9 miles, taking 4 hours 10 minutes and starting from the RSPB reserve car park off Lone Road.
Walking through the Cwm Clydach Valley was beautiful with interesting scenery and evidence of historical buildings.
After the first mile the path started getting very muddy and for the next few miles we were ankle deep in mud with no way to avoid it.
At first signage was good but then deteriorated and at one point, even with a map, a signpost had fallen over and there were three potential routes.
We got lost at this point and probably crossed private land before finding ourselves back on track.
Even up on the moorland, the paths were still boggy and at points it felt there should be more signs.
The cairn and burial mounds were interesting.
Another highlight was the quaint, rural Gellionen Chapel which appeared very welcoming.
After this, we again got lost and eventually found signage behind gorse bushes/ trees.
I don't think the path has been well maintained and we had to push through nettles and gorse bushes.
Overall we walked 11 miles and it took 5.5 hours.
On the route we met a couple who had turned around as they could not find the way.
In summary, some pretty landscape and history but lack of signage and extremely boggy conditions and difficult walking terrain spoilt the enjoyable of the walk.
Written 22 September 2015
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shirleyharries
Swansea, UK114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
This is a very easy walk for all ages, through the woods you can find lots of birds and wildlife.
Great walk for dog walkers. Can be a bit cold as it is shaded from the trees.
The New Inn is a fantastic place to eat or drink before or after maybe!
Written 14 July 2014
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