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.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Oakdale to Merthyr Tydfil Loop

I cycled this part of of the National Cycle Network last week (Starting on NCN 47 just south of Blackwood to Quakers Yard & then north on NCN 8). I started out in the cold rain but then the sun came out, and then it got foggy and damp, but then it was sunny and humid as I finished... "Welcome to the Valleys", as I've been told.

This is a great ride with a wide assortment of interesting things to see. The viaduct at Maesycwmmer is perhaps the most notable. (And yup... the bike path runs right across the top!) I'm going on a longer trip tomorrow; the tail leg of which will be this path. I'll be sure to get some photos to post and update.

Note: Merthyr Tydfil: Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Also: The Wheel o Drams is an impressive sculpture on the eastern side of the Maesycwmmer Viaduct.