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Penderyn & Hirwaun Walking Trails


Penderyn Quarry Line Trail
This easy route takes you from the village of Penderyn following the old tramway/railway which transported minerals from Moel Penderyn down to Hirwaun Ironworks and other works further down the valleys.

Linear Route

  • Start Point - Penderyn Village, Chapel Rd / Hirwaun Village - Penyard Rd
  • Terrain - Flat Route with some gravel
  • Length - 2 miles/3.2km

Sgwd yr Eira Trail
This is a strenuous route which is very rewarding, from views on top on Moel Penderyn to walking behind the Sgwd yr Eira waterfall topped off with stunning scenary and a fascinating history which support the industrial revolution in the South Wales Valleys.

Circular Route

  • Start Point - Red Lion Pub, Church Rd, Penderyn
  • Terrain - Rough in parts, with steep inclines and descent.  Some steep stepped sections, and steep climbs to Sgwd yr Eira.  Rocks can be very slippery due to spray from the waterfall.  In parts the ground can be very boggy. (Suitable footwear is advised).
  • Distance - 6 miles/9.6km
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