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Go Traffic Free in Wales - English

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									                         TRAFFIC FREE ROUTES IN WALES
National Cycle Network
GoTraffic Free
     in Wales

                         WALES
Go Free Range in Wales                                              Contents
It’s great to be on a bike. The sense of freedom, the pleasure      Page
of moving under your own steam, the feeling of arriving             2.  Introduction – Go Free Range in Wales / Cycling in the UK
somewhere and parking right outside. It’s no wonder we              3.  Artwork on the Network in Wales
never forget.                                                       4.  Cardigan / Cilgerran Cycle Route - Cardigan
                                                                    5.  Brunel Trail – Pembroke
The National Cycle Network can bring you this feeling every         6.  Millennium Coastal Park – Llanelli
day. Whether cycling or walking to work or school, going to         7.  Swiss Valley Cycle Route – Llanelli
the shops or getting out into the countryside, the Network is       8.  Swansea Bike Path – Swansea
there to take you where you want to go.                             9.  Cefn Cribwr - Bridgend
                                                                    10. Taff Trail – Cardiff
There are 10,000 miles to explore in the UK. 1,000 in Wales         11. Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal – Newport
alone. A third of the Network is completely traffic-free, along     12. Pontypool / Blaenavon Cycleroute – Pontypool
riversides and through parks, old railway lines and canal           13. Celtic Trail – Hengoed
towpaths, and the rest on quiet lanes and minor roads.              14. Clydach Gorge Cycle Route - Abergavenny
                                                                    15. Taff Trail – Merthyr Tydfil
The Network is co-ordinated by Sustrans, the UK’s leading           16. Elan Valley Trail – Rhayader
sustainable transport charity, along with many local authorities.   17. Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau
Sustrans is working towards a future in which people travel in      18. Lôn Eifion – Caernarfon
ways that benefit their health and our environment. Our work        19. Lôn Las Cefni - Isle of Anglesey
depends on the generous donations of thousands of                   20. Lôn Las Ogwen - Bangor
Supporters and the many other funders and partners with             21. North Wales Coastal Route – Colwyn Bay
whom we work.                                                       22. North Wales Coastal Route – Prestatyn
                                                                    23. Connah’s Quay / Chester Railway Path
You can help us make cycling and walking safer and more             24. Other Traffic Free Routes to Explore
enjoyable and contribute to a healthier environment. Join           25. Challenging Day Rides - using traffic free routes and
Sustrans today – visit www.sustrans.org.uk and click on                 minor roads. Information on Maps and Guides
‘join us now’ or telephone 0117 915 0115.                           27. National Cycle Network, Wales Route Map

                                                                    Artwork on the Network in Wales
Cycling in the UK
                                                                    Look out for artworks all along the National Cycle Network
If you like the idea of exploring the UK from the saddle, why       including Millennium Mile Posts, some have been painted by
not get hold of a copy of ‘Cycling in the UK’, the official guide   artists working with schools, youth and community groups.
to the National Cycle Network. Published by Sustrans, the
book is great for all whether you are new to cycling, you cycle
with the family or you cycle everyday.

    To find your nearest National Cycle Network route or a route
     where you want to go and for guidebooks and maps visit:


    www.nationalcyclenetwork.org.uk
             0845 113 00 65
                     Registered Charity No. 326550


         Public Transport Information
            • Traveline Cymru 0870 6082608
                www.traveline-cymru.org.uk
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Cardigan / Cilgerran Cycle Route                                Brunel Trail - Pembroke
Cardigan to Welsh Wildlife Centre                               Neyland Marina to Johnston

       1.5 miles                                                        4 miles
             Start Station Road, Cardigan                                  Start Brunel Quay, Neyland Marina
         Category Riverside Path                                       Category Railway Path
         Gradient Easy                                                  Gradient Easy, gentle incline
        Highlights Welsh Wildlife Centre;                             Highlights Westfield Pill Nature Reserve;
                   Cilgerran Castle;                                             Cleddau Estuary; Neyland Marina
                   Nature Reserve                                 Route Options Neyland Marina to the end of
    Route Options Cardigan to Cilgerran Castle                                  Bolton Woods
                  - 2.5 miles                                                   - 6 miles
     Refreshments Welsh Wildlife Centre; Cardigan;                              Neyland Marina to Haverfordwest
                  Cilgerran                                                     - 9 miles

      Rail Stations N/A                                            Refreshments Neyland Marina; Johnston;
                                                                                Haverfordwest
          Parking Station Road, Cardigan or
                  Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran                  Rail Stations Johnston; Pembroke Dock; Haverfordwest
Visitor Information Cardigan TIC 01239 613230                            Parking Neyland Marina

Other Information The route is traffic free to Welsh Wildlife   Visitor Information Haverfordwest TIC 01437 763110
                  Centre, continue on quiet minor road to                           Pembroke Visitor Centre 01646 622388
                  Cilgerran Castle                              Other Information A few minor roads to cross.
                                                                                  Gradient moderate beyond Johnston if
                                                                                  continuing to Haverfordwest




    Cycle Map:     Lôn Cambria / Lôn Teifi                        Cycle Map:      Celtic Trail West




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Millennium Coastal Park - Llanelli                            Swiss Valley Cycle Route - Llanelli
Discovery Centre, North Dock                                  Millennium Coastal Park to Tumble
to Pembrey Country Park
          6 miles                                                    11 miles
              Start Discovery Centre, North Dock                          Start Discovery Centre, North Dock
         Category Coastal Promenade, Cyclepath                        Category Railway Path
          Gradient Easy                                               Gradient Moderate, gradual incline
        Highlights Millennium Coastal Park;                          Highlights Millennium Coastal Park;
                   Coastal views of the Gower Peninsula;                        Sandy Water Park;
                   SSSI Pembrey Burrows and Dunes;                              Lliedi Reservoirs
                   Pembrey Country Park                         Route Options Discovery Centre to Horeb
    Route Options Discovery Centre to National Wetlands                       - 5 miles
                  Centre Wales                                                Discovery Centre to Cross Hands
                  - 4 miles (in opposite direction);                          - 14 miles
                  National Wetlands Centre Wales to              Refreshments Millennium Coastal Park; Horeb;
                  Pembrey Country Park - 10 miles                             Tumble; Cross Hands
     Refreshments Discovery Centre; Burry Port; Pembrey
                                                                  Rail Stations Llanelli
                  Country Park; National Wetlands Centre
                                                                       Parking Discovery Centre; Sandy Water Park
      Rail Stations Llanelli; Burry Port
                                                              Visitor Information Carmarthen TIC 01267 231557
           Parking Discovery Centre; Burry Port;                                  Discovery Centre 01554 777744
                   National Wetlands Centre Wales
                                                              Other Information See Millennium Coastal Park leaflet
Visitor Information Discovery Centre 01554 777744
                    Pembrey Country Park 01554 833913
                    National Wetland Centre 01554 741087
Other Information Millennium Coastal Park and Pembrey
                  Country Park leaflets. Other cycle routes
                  within Pembrey Country Park


    Cycle Map:      Celtic Trail West                           Cycle Map:      Celtic Trail West




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Swansea Bike Path - Swansea                                 Cefn Cribwr - Bridgend
Swansea Marina to Mumbles                                   Bedford Park to Tondu Ironworks

          6 miles                                                 3.5 miles
             Start Swansea Marina                                       Start Bedford Park, Cefn Cribwr
         Category Seafront Promenade                               Category Cyclepath
         Gradient Easy                                              Gradient Moderate, gently undulating
        Highlights Swansea Marina;                                 Highlights Parc Slip Nature Reserve;
                   National Waterfront Museum;                                Tondu Ironworks;
                   Coastal Views;                                             Bedford Park & Ironworks
                   Mumbles Pier and Lighthouse                Route Options Aberkenfig to Bedford Park
    Route Options Clyne Valley Cycle Path,                                  - 1 mile (in opposite direction)
                  Blackpill to Gowerton                                     Link with Sarn to Blackmill Cycle route
                  - 4.5 miles                                               - 3 miles
                  Links to Swansea Bike Path at Blackpill                   Routes connect via Bryn Road.
                                                                            Follow Celtic Trail route 4 signs
     Refreshments Swansea Marina; Blackpill; Mumbles
                                                               Refreshments Cefn Cribwr; Tondu
      Rail Stations Swansea;
                    Gowerton (for Clyne Valley Cyclepath)       Rail Stations Tondu; Sarn
          Parking Swansea Marina; Blackpill; Mumbles                 Parking Bedford Park; Tondu Ironworks;
                                                                             Parc Slip Nature Reserve
Visitor Information Swansea TIC 01792 468321
                    Mumbles TIC 01792 361302                Visitor Information Bridgend TIC 01656 654906
Other Information Children's’ play areas at Blackpill and                       Bedford Park & Ironworks 01656 725155
                  Mumbles                                   Other Information See Tondu to Pyle Community Route
                                                                              leaflet. Ogmore Valley Community Route
                                                                              leaflet




    Cycle Map:      Celtic Trail West                         Cycle Map:      Celtic Trail East




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Taff Trail - Cardiff                                           Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal - Newport
Bute Park to Castell Coch                                      Riverside Centre to Pontymoel Canal Basin,
                                                               Pontypool
           6 miles                                                      9 miles
              Start Bute Park                                              Start Riverside Centre
          Category Riverside Cyclepath                                 Category Canal Towpath, Cyclepath
           Gradient Easy                                                Gradient Easy
         Highlights Bute Park;                                        Highlights Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal;
                    Millennium Stadium;                                          Artworks; Griffithstown Railway Museum;
                    Llandaff Cathedral;                                          Pontymoel Canal Basin;
                    Castell Coch                                                 14 Locks Canal Centre
     Route Options Bute Park to Hailey Park                       Route Options Riverside Centre to 14 Locks Canal
                   - 3.5 miles                                                  Centre
                   Bute Park to Cardiff Bay                                     - 3.5 miles (follow Celtic Trail route 47)
                   - 1.5 miles (in opposite direction)                          Link rides 10 & 11 Newport to
                                                                                Blaenavon World Heritage site
      Refreshments Cardiff Bay; Tongwynlais                                     - 18 miles
       Rail Stations Cardiff Bay; Cardiff Central; Radyr          Refreshments Newport; Pontymoel Canal Basin;
            Parking Cardiff Bay; Sophia Gardens                                14 Locks Canal Centre

Visitor Information Cardiff Visitor Centre 0870 909 2005            Rail Stations Newport; Pontypool

Other Information There are minor roads through                          Parking Near Riverside Centre; Pontymoel Canal
                  Tongwynlais to reach Castell Coch.                             Basin; 14 Locks Canal Centre
                  Follow on-road Cycle Lanes at end of Taff    Visitor Information Newport TIC 01633 842962
                  Trail to Cardiff Bay.                                            14 Locks Canal Centre 01633 894802
                  See Cardiff Cycling Map                      Other Information Follow cyclepath through Newport before
                                                                                 joining canal at Barrack Hill.
                                                                                 Routes 46 & 47 follow different canal
                                                                                 arms beyond Newport

     Cycle Map:      Celtic Trail East / Lôn Las Cymru South     Cycle Map:       Celtic Trail East




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Pontypool/Blaenavon Cycleroute                                Celtic Trail - Hengoed
- Pontypool                                                   Hengoed Viaduct to Parc Taff Bargoed
Pontymoel Canal Basin to Garn Lakes
      7 miles                                                          6 miles
              Start Pontymoel Canal Basin                                  Start Wheel of Drams, Hengoed Viaduct
          Category Railway Path                                       Category Cyclepath, Railway Path
          Gradient Easy, gradual incline                               Gradient Easy
         Highlights Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal;                    Highlights Hengoed Viaduct;
                    Garn Lakes & Nature Reserve;                                Artworks including the Wheel of Drams;
                    Big Pit National Mining Museum;                             Parc Penallta;
                    Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway                               Parc Taff Bargoed and Welsh
                                                                                International Climbing Centre
     Route Options Link rides 10 & 11 Newport to
                   Blaenavon World Heritage Site                 Route Options Hengoed Viaduct to Parc Penallta
                   - 18 miles                                                  - 4 miles
                                                                               Hengoed Viaduct to Parc Sirhowy
      Refreshments Pontymoel Canal Basin; Big Pit                              - 5 miles (in opposite direction)
       Rail Stations Pontypool
                                                                  Refreshments Parc Taff Bargoed
           Parking Pontymoel Canal Basin; Big Pit;
                                                                   Rail Stations Hengoed
                   Garn Lakes
                                                                        Parking Hengoed Station; Parc Taff Bargoed;
Visitor Information Blaenavon TIC 01495 792615
                                                                                Parc Sirhowy
Other Information Blaenavon is a World Heritage Site, leave
                                                              Visitor Information Caerphilly Visitor Centre 029 2088 0011
                  the cyclepath and discover Blaenavon
                  Ironworks and the Heritage and Cordell      Other Information One road crossing at Penallta Road.
                  Museum                                                        There are many artworks along the route.
                                                                                Divert to the top of Parc Penallta to view
                                                                                the magnificent Pit Pony earthworks
                                                                                sculpture



     Cycle Map:     Celtic Trail East                           Cycle Map:       Celtic Trail East




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Clydach Gorge Cycle Route                                         Taff Trail - Merthyr Tydfil
Llanfoist to Gilwern                                              Cefn Coed Viaduct to Pontsticill Reservoir

           3 miles                                                         4 miles
              Start Llanfoist Crossing car park just off B4246                Start Cefn Coed Viaduct
          Category Railway Path                                           Category Railway Path
          Gradient Easy / Moderate                                        Gradient Easy
         Highlights Govilon Wharf; Nature Reserve;                       Highlights Cefn Coed Viaduct; Pontsarn Viaduct;
                    views of Brecon Beacons, Sugar Loaf                             Pontsticill Reservoir; Brecon Mountain
                    and Skirrid mountains; Clydach Gorge                            Railway; Brecon Beacons National Park
     Route Options Llanfoist to Llanelly Hill                       Route Options Cefn Coed Viaduct to Pontsarn Viaduct
                   - 5 miles                                                      - 2 miles
                   Llanfoist to Brynmawr                                          Cefn Coed Viaduct to Talybont Reservoir
                   - 7.5 miles                                                    - 14 miles (follow Taff Trail )
                   Govilon Wharf to Goytre Wharf                     Refreshments Cefn Coed; Pontsarn; Pontsticill
                   - 6 miles ( in opposite direction )
                                                                      Rail Stations Merthyr Tydfil
      Refreshments Llanfoist, Govilon;
                   Goytre Wharf Visitor Centre                              Parking Cefn Coed opposite Viaduct
       Rail Stations Abergavenny                                  Visitor Information Merthyr Tydfil TIC 01685 379884
           Parking Llanfoist; Goytre Wharf Visitor Centre         Other Information The last section of the route to Pontsticill
                                                                                    reservoir is on a minor road. Beyond
 Visitor Information Abergavenny TIC 01873 857588,
                                                                                    Pontsticill the route is moderate / steep in
                     Goytre Wharf Visitor Centre 01873 881069                       gradient on forest tracks and minor roads
 Other Information Beyond Gilwern the route climbs on a                             to Talybont on Usk
                   minor road before rejoining the traffic free
                   route to Brynmawr



     Cycle Map:      Celtic Trail East                              Cycle Map:       Lôn Las Cymru South




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Elan Valley Trail - Rhayader                                  Mawddach Trail - Dolgellau
Elan Valley Visitor Centre to Craig Goch Reservoir            Dolgellau to Barmouth

           4 miles                                                    9 miles
              Start Elan Valley Visitor Centre                            Start Marian Riverside Car Park
          Category Railway Path                                      Category Railway Path
          Gradient Easy / Moderate                                    Gradient Easy
         Highlights Caban Coch;                                      Highlights Mawddach Estuary;
                    Garreg Ddu and Pen Y Garreg reservoirs                      RSPB Reserve at Penmaenpool;
                                                                                Wooden Railway Bridge
     Route Options Start the Elan Valley Trail at Rhayader
                   - 8 miles                                    Route Options Dolgellau to Penmaenpool
                   Rhayader to Elan Valley Visitor Centre                     - 2.5 miles
                   - 4 miles                                                  Barmouth to Penmaenpool
                                                                              - 6.5 miles
      Refreshments Rhayader; Elan Valley Visitor Centre
                                                                 Refreshments Dolgellau; Penmaenpool; Barmouth
       Rail Stations Nearest Llandrindod Wells
                                                                  Rail Stations Barmouth
           Parking Elan Valley Visitor Centre; Rhayader
                                                                       Parking Dolgellau; Penmaenpool; Barmouth
Visitor Information Elan Valley Visitor Centre 01597 810898
                                                              Visitor Information Dolgellau TIC 01341 422888
                    Rhayader TIC 01597 810591
                                                                                  Barmouth TIC 01341 280787
Other Information The route is traffic free from the
                                                              Other Information One of the most scenic railway paths in
                  picturesque Mid Wales town with its
                                                                                the country set in the Snowdonia
                  clock tower.
                                                                                National Park. The last section of the
                  See Elan Valley cycleroute leaflet
                                                                                route into Barmouth is on road.
                                                                                See Gwynedd Recreational Routes leaflet




     Cycle Map:      Lôn Cambria / Lôn Teifi                    Cycle Map:      Lôn Las Cymru North




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Lôn Eifion - Caernarfon                                         Lôn Las Cefni - Isle of Anglesey
Caernarfon to Bryncir                                           Llangefni to Llyn Cefni

         12 miles                                                      1.5 miles
              Start Slate Quay, Caernarfon                                  Start The Dingle Car Park, Llangefni
          Category Railway Path                                         Category Riverside Cyclepath
          Gradient Easy / Moderate                                       Gradient Easy
         Highlights Welsh Highland Railway;                            Highlights The Dingle National Nature Reserve;
                    Inigo Jones Slate Works and Museum;                           Sculptures; Llyn Cefni
                    Views of Snowdonia
                                                                  Route Options Llangefni to Rhosmeirch
     Route Options Caernarfon Castle to Slate Museum                            - 2.5 miles
                   - 5 miles                                                    Llangefni to Newborough Forest
                   Lôn Las Menai Caernarfon to Y Felinheli                      - 12 miles (opposite direction).
                   - 4.5 miles (in opposite direction), views                   Traffic Free except 2 miles on road
                   across the Menai Straits to Anglesey                         Pont Marquis to Malltraeth
      Refreshments Caernarfon; Dinas Station; Slate Museum;        Refreshments Llangefni
                   Penygroes; Bryncir; Y Felinheli
                                                                    Rail Stations Nearest Llanfair PG
       Rail Stations Nearest Bangor
                                                                          Parking Llangefni; Rhosmeirch Forest car park
           Parking Near castle
                                                                Visitor Information Llanfair PG TIC 01248 713177
Visitor Information Caernarfon TIC 01286 672232
                                                                Other Information See Lôn Las Cefni cycleway leaflet tel:
Other Information Short on-road section before start.                             01248 752450.
                  Follow National Route 8 signs.                                  Lôn Las Cefni connects National Routes
                  See Gwynedd Recreational Routes leaflet                         5 & 8.
                                                                                  There is a network of traffic free routes in
                                                                                  Newborough Forest




     Cycle Map:     Lôn Las Cymru North                           Cycle Map:       See website for availability




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Lôn Las Ogwen - Bangor                                        North Wales Coastal Route - Colwyn Bay
Porth Penrhyn to Tregarth                                     Pensarn to Rhos-on-Sea

           4 miles                                                    7 miles
              Start Hirael Car Park, Bangor                               Start Pensarn Beach
          Category Railway Path                                       Category Seaside Promenade, Cyclepath
          Gradient Easy / Moderate                                    Gradient Easy, undulating over jetties between
                                                                               Llandullas and Colwyn Bay
         Highlights Sculptures; Penrhyn Castle;
                    Menai Straits and Snowdonia                      Highlights Coastal views along Colwyn Bay;
                                                                                Anchor Sea Defences;
     Route Options Porth Penrhyn to Nant Francon                                Gwrych Castle
                   - 7 miles (involves 1.5 miles on road)
                                                                Route Options Pensarn Beach to Llanddulas
      Refreshments Bangor (Hirael), Penrhyn Castle (NT) and                   - 2.5 miles
                   Tregarth                                                   Pensarn Beach to Colwyn Bay
       Rail Stations Bangor                                                   - 5.5 miles
                                                                 Refreshments Pensarn Beach; Llanddulas; Colwyn Bay;
           Parking Bangor, Tregarth
                                                                              Rhos-on-Sea
Visitor Information Bangor TIC 01248 352786                       Rail Stations Abergele & Pensarn; Colwyn Bay
Other Information Follow National Route 5 signs then 85.               Parking Pensarn Beach; Llanddulas;
                  Route can be extended to Ogwen                               Colwyn Bay promenade; Rhos-on-Sea
                  Cottage using quiet lanes (and a steep
                  climb!). See Gwynedd Recreational           Visitor Information Colwyn Bay TIC 01492 530478
                  Routes leaflet
                                                              Other Information Link Rides 17 & 18 Rhos-on-Sea to
                                                                                Prestatyn -16 miles. This route follows
                                                                                the coastline, there is a short road
                                                                                section between Kinmel Bay and Rhyl.
                                                                                Follow National Route 5 signs



     Cycle Map:      See website for availability               Cycle Map:      See website for availability




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North Wales Coastal Route - Prestatyn                             Connah’s Quay/Chester Railway Path
Offa’s Dyke Centre, Prestatyn to Rhyl Promenade                   Connah's Quay to Canal Basin, Chester

        3.5 miles                                                         8 miles
              Start Offa's Dyke Centre                                        Start Dock Road, Connah's Quay
          Category Seaside Promenade                                     Category Railway path
          Gradient Easy                                                   Gradient Easy
         Highlights Rhyl Sun Centre; Sea Aquarium;                       Highlights Hawarden Bridge / River Dee;
                    Coastal views along Colwyn Bay;                                 Chester Canal Basin
                    Offshore Wind Farm                              Route Options Connah’s Quay to Higher Ferry Bridge
     Route Options Extend the route eastwards to Gronant                          - 5 miles (follow Dee Coastal Path route 89)
                   or westwards towards Rhos-on-Sea.                              Connah’s Quay / Chester Loop
                   Prestatyn / Dyserth Way - 3 miles                              - 14 miles (follow routes 5 & 89)
                   (railway path, start near Prestatyn station)
                                                                     Refreshments Connah’s Quay; Canal Basin Chester
      Refreshments Central Beach Prestatyn; Rhyl
                                                                      Rail Stations Hawarden Bridge; Shotton; Chester
       Rail Stations Prestatyn; Rhyl
                                                                           Parking Dock Road, Connah’s Quay;
           Parking Opposite Offa's Dyke Centre;                                    Canal Basin Chester
                   Rhyl seafront                                  Visitor Information Chester TIC 01244 402111
Visitor Information Offa’s Dyke Visitor Centre / Prestatyn TIC                        Mold TIC 01352 759331
                    01745 889092,                                 Other Information There is a short on-road section between
                    Rhyl TIC 01745 344515                                           the canal basin and Dee Coastal Path if
                                                                                    cycling the Loop route.
Other Information Link Rides 17 & 18 Rhos-on-Sea to                                 See Chester / Connah’s Quay leaflet.
                  Prestatyn - 16 miles. This route follows
                                                                                    See Cheshire Cycle leaflet
                  the coastline, there is a short road
                  section between Kinmel Bay and Rhyl.
                  Follow National Route 5 signs



     Cycle Map:     See website for availability                    Cycle Map:      See website for availability




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Other Traffic Free Routes to Explore
South & West Wales
Saundersfoot to Wisemans Bridge - 1.5 miles - route 4
Amman Valley Cycleroute - 2.5 miles - route 46
Pontardawe to Ystalyfera - 4 miles - route 43
Aberavon Promenade - 2 miles - route 4
Merthyr Tydfil to Abercynon - 9 miles - route 8 Taff Trail
Bargoed to Parc Cwm Darran - 3.5 miles - Darran Valley cycle route
Mid & North Wales
Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron - 2 miles
Llanilar to Abermagwr - 4 miles - route 81 / 82
Cors Caron Nature Reserve, near Tregaron to
Ystradmeurig - 3 miles - route 82
Prestatyn to Dyserth - 3 miles - Prestatyn / Dyserth Way
Trawsfynydd to Gellilydan - 4 miles - Route


Traffic Free Cycling in Country,
Forest, Woodland and Coastal Parks
South & West Wales                Sirhowy Valley Country Park
Llys Y Fran                       01495 270991
01437 532694 (cycle hire)         Parc Bryn Bach
Pembrey Country Park              01495 711816
01554 834443 (cycle hire)         Parc Cwm Darran
Millennium Coastal Park           01443 875557
01554 777744 (cycle hire)         Mid & North Wales
Afan Forest Park                  Alyn Waters Country Park
01639 850564 (cycle hire)         01978 763140 (cycle hire)
Garwnant Forest Park              Coed Y Brenin
01685 723060 (cycle hire)         01341 440728 (cycle hire)




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Challenging Day Rides
                                                                   Sustrans and the National Cycle Network
A mix of Traffic Free and Minor Roads
                                                                   Sustrans is the UK’s leading
                                                                   sustainable transport charity,
Rheidol Trail - Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge                       working on practical projects so
– see Rheidol Cycle Trail leaflet                                  people can choose to travel in
Information - Aberystwyth TIC 01970 612125                         ways that benefit their health and
Lôn Las Ogwen - Bangor to Llyn Ogwen                               the environment. The charity is
– see Gwynedd Recreational Routes leaflet.                         behind many groundbreaking
Information - Bangor TIC 01248 352786                              projects including the National
                                                                   Cycle Network. The first 10,000
Taff Trail - Merthyr Tydfil to Brecon                              miles of safe and attractive
– see Taff Trail leaflet                                           cycling and walking routes has
Information – Merthyr Tydfil TIC 01685 379884                      been completed bringing the
             – Brecon TIC 01874 622485                             Network to within 1 mile of 50%
                                                                   of the population.
High Level Route - Pontypridd to Neath
- see High Level Route leaflet
Information: Sustrans Cymru 029 2065 0644




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                                                                      guide to the National Cycle Network, the latest in the
                                                                      Sustrans cycle route map series or simply for more
                                                                      information of routes in your area or how to become a
                                                                      Sustrans supporter visit or call Sustrans:

                                                                                          www.sustrans.org.uk

                                                High Level Route                       0845 113 00 65
                                                                                                           (from the UK)
Cycle Maps
National Cycle Network Maps are available from Sustrans
• Celtic Trail West – Fishguard to Swansea
                                                                        +44 (0) 117 929 08 88
                                                                                                  (from outside the UK)
• Celtic Trail East – Swansea to Chepstow
• Lôn Las Cymru North – Holyhead to Builth Wells                   Photography: Sustrans; Visit Wales; Nick Cotton. Design: Stuart Lloyd Associates Ltd.
                                                                   Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in this brochure the publishers can accept no liability
• Lôn Las Cymru South – Builth Wells to Cardiff/Chepstow           whatsoever for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions or for any matter in any way connected with or arising
                                                                   out of the publication of this information. This brochure may not be reproduced in part or in whole without
• Lôn Cambria /Lôn Teifi - Fishguard/Aberystwyth/Shrewsbury        the prior consent of the publishers.
• Radnor Ring Map - Circular route from Llandrindod Wells

Guidebooks
• Celtic Trail Guidebook   • Lôn Las Cymru Guidebook

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1,000 miles of National Cycle Network in Wales

Traffic Free Routes                                                                                        Traffic Free in Country, Forest,
A     Cardigan / Cilgerran Cycle Route – Cardigan        K   Clydach Gorge Cycle Route – Abergavenny       Woodland and Coastal Parks
B     Brunel Trail – Pembroke                            L   Taff Trail – Merthyr Tydfil
                                                                                                           South & West Wales
C     Millennium Coastal Park – Llanelli                 M   Elan Valley Trail – Rhayader
                                                                                                           A Llys Y Fran
D     Swiss Valley Cycle Route – Llanelli                N   Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau
                                                                                                           B Pembrey Country Park
E     Swansea Bike Path – Swansea                        O   Lôn Eifion – Caernarfon
                                                                                                           C Millennium Coastal Park
F     Cefn Cribwr – Bridgend                             P   Lôn Las Cefni – Isle of Anglesey
                                                                                                           D Afan Forest Park
G     Taff Trail – Cardiff                               Q   Lôn Las Ogwen – Bangor
                                                                                                           E Garwnant Forest Park
H     Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal – Newport             R   North Wales Coastal Route – Colwyn Bay
                                                                                                           F Sirhowy Valley Country Park
I     Pontypool / Blaenavon Cycleroute – Pontypool       S   North Wales Coastal Route – Prestatyn
                                                                                                           G Parc Bryn Bach
J     Celtic Trail – Hengoed                             T   Connah’s Quay / Chester Railway Path
                                                                                                           H Parc Cwm Darran

                                                                                                           Mid & North Wales
                  When you are on the National                                                             I Alyn Waters Country Park
                  Cycle Network you will see                                                               J Coed Y Brenin
                  these signs, red for national
                 route, blue for regional route.




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     8 & 42 Lôn Las Cymru

          81 Lôn Cambria

                Lôn Geltaidd
     4 & 47                                                                                            J
                Celtic Trail
                                                                                                   N
                Llwybr Arfordir Gogledd Cymru
           5    North Wales Coast Route

          82 Lôn Teifi

                Dolen Maesyfed
          25
                Radnor Ring




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    This project has
    received funding from
    the European Union's
    Objective 1 Programme
    through the Welsh
    Assembly Government                                            A
    Mae'r prosiect hwn
    wedi derbyn arian gan
    Raglen Amcan 1 yr
    Undeb Ewropeaidd
    drwy Lywodraeth
    Cynulliad Cymru                                          A

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