Introduction

WELCOME! I've been cycling through the Southeast Valleys of Wales since 2010 and I can't say (or show) enough about the place. I just love it. So if you've got the interest and would like to spend some time... sit back and let me show you some of the fabulous places I've discovered.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Oakdale to 14 Locks to Sirhowy Park Loop

One of the most surprising geographic elements I have found in the UK has been the canals. Who woulda thunkit? (Not this ignorant hayseed... ) And of course many of these canals now have bike paths that follow along where horses once trod making for some of the most scenic and relaxing rides.

NEW! Photos added from yesterdays ride:










This path runs 5 1/2 miles south from Cwmcarn to 14 Locks. after a short break and snack, I then turn around and ride 4 miles back up the way I came to the village of Crosskeys where I cut over onto the Sustran Cycle Path #47. I then ride approximately 4 1/2 miles through Sirhowy Country Park. Except for a short connection at Crosskeys; it is completely car free, flat, and an easy-peasy ride.

Also of note: Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and www.CycleStreets.net (and excellent smartphone app!). Check it out.