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Cwm Gwrelych Geo Heritage Trail

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A historic route with information boards and audio guides along the trail.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.8

KM

95%

Runnable

683' 208 m

High

247' 75 m

Low

454' 138 m

Up

19' 6 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Please do not litter.

Runner Notes

This trail is perfect for runners and hikers alike.

Description

The trail itself is a hidden gem that very few people know about. Along the trail, you'll find three natural waterfalls and an area with many prehistoric fossils, which is marked on the information board in the car park.

In the past, the area was used for mining so you'll come across a few abandoned mine shafts along the way, though they are all blocked for people's safety. The trail has steep gradients, but not enough to class it as a hard run.

The area is also popular for geocaching and there are a number of geocaches hidden along the way. I believe this trail should attract more hikers and trail runners because of it's historical background and the features it has to offer.

Flora & Fauna

The rivers are home to Brown Trout and cannis fly larva. The trail takes you through an area full of meadow horsetail plants, and you'll see numerous other plant species. The woodlands are home to foxes, squirrels, hares, and badgers.

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Dillan Davies

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Cwm Gwrelych Geo Heritage Trail
Jul 25, 2017 near Glyn-neath, GB
Cwm Gwrelych Geo Heritage Trail
Jul 25, 2017 near Glyn-neath, GB
One of the waterfalls along the Cwm Gwrelych Geo Heritage Trail
Jul 25, 2017 near Glyn-neath, GB
Cwm Gwrelych Geo Heritage Trail
Jul 25, 2017 near Glyn-neath, GB
Cwm Gwrelych Geo Heritage Trail
Jul 25, 2017 near Glyn-neath, GB

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