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ALONG THE CRIBARTH RIDGE

Starting from Craig-y-nos Castle, Grid Ref: SN 840153   

Please Note: Although this is a ‘Moderate’ walk there is a section of the ascent that is steep. Although it can be taken slowly part of the descent needs care. Walking Boots and Waterproofs are essential on this journey, as is a compass and the ability to use it.


Craig-y-Nos Castle

From the fountain in the parking area of Craig-y-nos Castle, head North through an archway and then bend right around the Northern castle walls. Descend to a grassy path again heading North, to access Craig-y-nos Country Park. At the confluence of the rivers Tawe and LLynfell, you will see an oak bridge. 

Turn right across this bridge and then left to walk upstream by the river Tawe until you arrive at a wooden fence by a notice-board. (This is the Northern end of the Country Park). Turn right here and, after a wooden gate, right again onto a wide stony bridleway heading South. 

Continue along the bridleway for 600 metres (this can be muddy) to reach a metal gate by a cottage and a metalled country road. Keep to the road to pass Grithig Cottage on your left and, 40 metres further on behind some plastic bollards, you will see the outflow of Ogof  Ffynnon Ddu on your right.

Carry on along this road, and at a ‘T’ junction with another road, turn right. After 200 metres this road swings right at an electricity pole with a street-light on it. Take the right turn and cross the River Tawe at Pont yr Offeiriad to arrive at the A4067. 

Turn right at the main road and walk North-Westerly for 200 metres (there is no pavement, but you can walk on the grass verge). Cross the road and then go left at a minor road that ascends towards Pant-y-Wal farm.

300 metres up the hill, and before you reach the farm, look for a way-marked stile next to an iron gate on the left, as the road turns sharply right (see picture on right). Cross the stile and follow an obvious track South-Westerly, keeping a fence on your left. Keep going straight on across the fields through 3 gates/stiles and at the 4th stile, cross and bear immediately right, heading for a stone wall with a wooden gate in it.


Bridge over River Tawe


Stile before Pant-y-Wal Farm

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