County Tops of Wales: Glamorgan

Craig y Llyn: 600 metres (Grid Ref: SN906031)
Route Statistics and Files
Start: Viewpoint lay-by off A4061 Grid Ref: SN927031 Distance: 2.8 miles (4.5 km)
Climbing: 148 metres Time: 2 hours Rating: Easy
GPX Route File Google Earth File Map: 166 Rhondda and Merthyr Tydfil
Statistics
Start: Viewpoint lay-by off A4061 Grid Ref: SN927031
Distance: 2.8 miles (4.5 km) Time: 2 hours
Climbing: 148 metres Rating: Easy
GPX Route File Google Earth File
Map: 166 Rhondda and Merthyr Tydfil
Information sign near the summit of Craig-y-Llyn
Information sign near the summit of Craig-y-Llyn (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Walk: From the motorists viewpoint next to the lay-by walk west alongside the A4061 to a bend where the path carries on west thus leaving the road behind. At a point on the path directly south of Llyn Fawr the path breaks into two routes. Take whichever you like as they both eventually lead to the desired county top but for the purposes of the attached route files we break to the left. I would do this anyway so as to leave the sweeping views north to the return journey. From the left side path taken cut right onto a track after about 800 metres which leads to the trig pillar signifying the summit of Glamorgan. Return by walking east on the path close to the edge of the ridge while enjoying great views of Llyn Fawr below you.

The Walk I Would Do: I would do this walk. I cannot really find a viable alternative.


Information: Craig y Llyn is a mountain situated in Rhigos on the west side of the upper Cynon Valley and north of the Rhondda Valleys in South Wales; it is the highest point in the traditional county of Glamorgan and the highest in the South Wales Valleys. It has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is named from the cliffs of its steep northern escarpment which overlook Llyn Fawr. (Source: Wikipedia)


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