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Write Up Welsh valleys run

Discussion in 'Events and Cruise Write Ups & Gallery' started by Cardiff Steve, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Cardiff Steve

    Cardiff Steve Regular Member
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    I had a run earlier this week which was so much fun I thought I would share it with everyone. If I’d had the time, I would have turned around and done it all again in reverse.

    Starting in Port Talbot, I took the A4107 up the Afan Valley and into the hills until it joins the A4061. This drops down into the Rhondda valley at Treorchy. Turning up the valley to Treherbert you then follow the Rhigos mountain road (known as the Bwlch I believe) over to Hirwaun. It’s 30 miles, took about 50 minutes and is a mix of windy open road with no speed limit and slower sections which are fine because the scenery is awesome.

    The picture below is from the junction of the A4107 and the A4061, looking down on Treorchy and the Rhondda valley. If you have the chance to drive through the Welsh hills one day, then do it.

     
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    did this a few weeks ago similar route and ending up in skewen went through ponthrydrun richard burtons birthplace some stunning roads past a load of windmills cant remember the exact name and through some lovely mining villages.. have done them many times on motorbike and in car @PHILIP BAXTER also seeked out this route too..

    we came home via craig y nos country park not far from dan -yr- ogof caves here a pic of the crai reservoir



    next time you in the area drop me a message can meet up theres a few of us in the area keen to do local runs too...

    and we have brecon classic show this weekend theres 3 of us going there great day out in brecon beacons national park

    Al....
     

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  3. AleNod

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    Well this is timeous . . .

    Have a week off in August, and was thinking of doing a mini @Nodzed cruise through Wales. Starting with Llangollen's horseshoe pass, Snowdonia maybe Anglesey, before heading down the west coast. Aiming towards Bristol to see Mummy before heading home possibly running up the fosse way through the Cotswolds.

    So West, South-West and South Wales if you had a couple of days to kill - any recomendations for strips of tarmac I should be aiming for ?

    Thanks guys !
     
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    I do have some nice routes down to Devils Bridge through the Elan Valley and then onto Lake Brianne, can provide more routes on down into the Brecon Becons if you like, what satnave do you have? if you pm me your email address I'll pass them on to you

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