National Route 46 of the National Cycle Network is a great route connecting Bromsgrove to Neath through beautiful countryside and past stunning canals.

Droitwich to Worcester

The route begins at Bromsgrove and travels on-road to Droitwich Spa. After a short traffic-free stretch the route continues on-road Worcester: this section is around 10 miles and relatively flat and follows a similar line to the Droitwich Canal, taking you to Worcester's racecourse.   

Worcester to Hereford

Between Worcester and Hereford, the route is still under development. 

Hereford to Abergavenny

The section between Hereford and Abergavenny takes in some of the area's most beautiful countryside including the River Wye, the Herefordshire Hills and Ysgyryd Fawr and Sugar Loaf mountains. There is a short gap in the route at the bridge south of Abergavenny. 

Brynmawr to Clwydyfagwyr (Merthyr Tydfil)

This section is commonly known as the Heads of the Valley Route. It starts in the Gwent valleys tracing the heads of the south Wales valleys on major and minor roads as well as traffic-free paths before ending in Merthyr Tydfil.

The beauty of this bumper trail is that accomplished cyclists can ride it all the way or families can choose quiet chunks for a perfect day out.

Cynon Valley to Neath

Please note there is a gap in this route.

The route starts again north of Bryn-Y-Gwyddel and continues to Neath.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

Route 46 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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