Following the southern edge of the South Wales Coalfields, this long-distance scenic route takes you through 5 county borough's, from Port Talbot to Caerphilly - with a visit to RCT in between.
You'll be treated to panoramic views of the rugged narrow valleys, which were once filled with coal mining industry. During the route, you'll also see views of the Brecon Beacons to the north and the Bristol Channel to the south, with Devon and Somerset possibly catching your eye.
Delivering dramatic views and scenic panoramas, the impressive 43km route departs from Margam Country Park in Port Talbot, navigates through Bridgend, takes you through our historic town of Llantrisant, meanders you into the Garth in Cardiff and then to our village of Nantgarw before finishing up at Caerphilly Castle.
The walk crosses mixed terrain including countryside paths with some stiles, strenuous mountain climbs (with an overall height gain of 5818 ft (1774m) and crossing highways). The walk is suitable for seasoned walkers - strong footwear, weatherproof clothing and a 1:25000 map is recommended (OS Explorer sheets 151, 165 and 166).