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Cefn Cribwr - Bridgend

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      Route Details

      • Region/Area: South Wales
      • Distance: 4.5 miles
      • Traffic: Traffic free
      • Surface: Tarmac and gravel
      • National Cycle Network: Route 4
      • Start: Bedford Park
      • Finish: Tondu Ironworks
      • Access: Nearest rail station is Tondu and Pyle

      Route Description

      Once the site of an opencast coal mine, the land has been transformed and now features grassland, woodland, and wetlands, including lakes with bird hides. There is also a visitor centre run by the Wildlife Trust.

      The trail is predominately wooded but you can still see the occasional reminder of it's industrial past, including the Scheduled Ancient Monuments of Cefn Cribwr Ironworks in Bedford Park and Tondu Ironworks near Tondu.

      From Tondu, you could continue along the Ogmore Valley route taking you right up to Nant-y-moel.

      Local attractions

       

      Cefn Cribwr - Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr

      Mae’r llwybr hwn, sy’n cysylltu cyn waith haearn Tondu a Pharc Bedford, yn mynd drwy Barc Natur Parc Slip, sy’n gartref i doreth o fywyd gwyllt yn cynnwys adar hirgoes prin a sawl rhywogaeth o ieir bach yr haf, mursennod a gweision y neidr.

      Manylion allweddol y llwybr

      • Rhanbarth/Ardal: De Cymru
      • Pellter: 4.5 milltir
      • Traffig: Di-draffig
      • Wyneb: Tarmac a graean
      • Llwybr RhBC: 4
      • Cychwyn: Parc Bedford
      • Gorffen: Gwaith Haearn Tondu
      • Mynediad: Gorsaf reilffordd agosaf yw Tondu a Pîl

      Disgrifiad y Llwybr

      Mae’r adran hon o’r Lôn Geltaidd o Dondu (i’r gogledd o Ben-y-bont ar Ogwr) tua’r gorllewin i Warchodfa Natur Frogpond Wood yn y Pîl yn defnyddio llwyfannau pren anarferol sy’n nadreddu ei ffordd drwy Barc Natur Parc Slip er mwn eich cadw oddi ar y tir meddal oddi tanodd.

      Mae’r Parc Natur wedi cofnodi 28 rhywogaeth o loÿnnod byw, bydd adar hirgoes prin yn mynd trwyddo yn ystod y tymor mudo ac mae nifer o rywogaethau prin o fursennod a gwas y neidr yn bridio yma.

      Mae Henebion Cofrestredig ar bob pen o’r llwybr: Gwaith Haearn Cefn Cribwr ger Y Pîl a Gwaith Haearn Tondu ger Tondu.

      Mae’r llwybr yn bennaf yn goediog gydag ambell nodwedd ar hyd y ffordd i’ch atgoffa o’r gorffennol diwydiannol.

      Gall y llwybr gael ei gysylltu’n hawdd yn ei ben dwyreiniol gyda llwybr Cwm Ogwr gan fynd â chi i Nant-y-moel.

      Pethau i'w Gweld a'u Gwneud

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      Download: Cefn Cribwr to Bridgend.gpx

      Latitude: 
      51.54193174010828
      Longitude: 
      -3.6250046441161787
      Zoom level: 
      15
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      Description: 

      This area map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.

      Linking the former ironworks at Tondu and Bedford Park, this route passes through the Parc Slip Nature Park which is home to a wealth of wildlife including rare wading birds and many species of butterfly, damselfly and dragonfly.

      Length: 
      5 miles