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Visit Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales - Croeso

Cwm Hafod Walk


Providing stunning views of the Rhondda, this circular walk offers you an interesting look into this famous coal mining valley.

Concentrating on the once industrialised landscape, the walk departs from the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery site, which is now home to the Welsh Mining Experience and embarks on a steep climb towards Llwyncelyn. Once on top, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Rhondda Valley beneath.

The 2.5km walk departs and finishes at the Welsh Mining Experience, a visit to which offers the perfect complement to your visit. Led by our former miners, the guardians of coal's memory, our underground guided tour gives you a firsthand look into what it was really like to work at the mine.

Please note this walk features a mixture of terrain including surfaced paths and roads to countryside paths which can be uneven and muddy. The route does include some steep ascents and descents. This walk is not suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs, or people with mobility problems. Study footwear is recommended.

Suitability: walkers, short distance.
Distance: approx 1.1 miles / 2.5km.
Grading: easy to moderate.
Terrain: varied.
Start: Welsh Mining Experience
Duration: approx 1 - 2 hours to complete.
Download: Cwm Hafod Walking Trail

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