Mostly rural paths, woodland tracks with some steep climbs, stiles and gates to negotiate. Enjoy great views over the rolling countryside around Machen. Look out for the distinct Rhiwderin Circular Walk Waymark Disc.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Start at Rhiwderin Village.
(D/A) Follow Springfield Road into Springfield Lane. Leaving the residential area continue along the road towards The Carpenters. Turn right and walk uphill to a fingerpost and stile, cross the stile and follow the path until you reach a stile on your left close to the stream.
(1) Cross stile and stream and continue ahead towards a small lambing shed, keep to the right and look out for stile in fence line a little further along. Cross the stile and follow the path diagonally downhill to another stile. Do not cross here but walk back uphill alongside the woodland to a stile on your left. Cross stile and walk through narrow woodland and continue uphill towards field gate.
(2) Cross the road through the field gate and follow directional arrows uphill towards Graig-Wyllt woodland. Cross stile leading into the woodland and continue along the path ahead, diagonally uphill to a stile at the woodland edge. Cross the stile and continue ahead to another stile which then leads onto a sunken grass lane. Follow the lane to a roadside stile.
(3) Turn right and follow the access road to Panteg Farm. Follow the fingerpost on your right (just before Panteg Farm) along a grassy track over two more stiles to the roadside. Turn right and continue along the green lane into Coed Mawr. Stay on the sunken lane and follow waymark arrows for some distance until reaching crossroads.
(4) Turn right and follow the lane towards Five Lanes Farm, pass farm buildings and look out for a stile and fingerpost on your left. Cross the stile and follow the path towards woodland, cross another stile and continue straight ahead for a short distance then bear left retracing your steps to the stile and stream at point (1). Retrace your steps to The Carpenters and Rhiwderin village.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 167ft - Rhiwderin Village
1 : mi 0.76 - alt. 331ft - Stream
2 : mi 1.33 - alt. 430ft - Road
3 : mi 2.04 - alt. 554ft - Panteg Farm
4 : mi 3.05 - alt. 413ft - Fives Lanes
D/A : mi 4.26 - alt. 167ft - Rhiwderin Village
Limited roadside parking in Rhiwderin. Look out for the distinct Rhiwderin Circular Walk Waymark Disc.
Please be advised route descriptions may alter as improvements are made to footpath structures along these routes
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