Andrew LambAndy is the owner of Wales Outdoors and is an active guided walks leader as well as the workhorse behind the website and the online community.
Aimed primarily at Parents and Kids this walk is also open to all, so, go get booking! About Blaen y Glyn is a fine location set between Pen y Fan and Talybont
Aimed primarily at Parents and Kids this walk is also open to all, so, go get booking!
Blaen y Glyn is a fine location set between Pen y Fan and Talybont on Usk and easy to get to by road from Merthyr Tydfil. This day-long walk with plenty of opportunity for photography includes a few highlights that must be mentioned.
Through the pine forest thick with moss we travel before coming upon a rather majestic waterfall that has carved out a large bowl with a finely polished river bed. It’s near here that we will have lunch. We will wander on and the highlight of our day must be the walkthrough an abandoned railway tunnel, lights out, in absolute darkness. Don’t worry, we have ways of getting you all through safely, but do you dare!
This is an easy-paced moderate walk for those looking for an enjoyable day out, those building fitness levels and those with younger children who might not appreciate a 15 mile mountain day.
Height Gain : 250m Distance : 5km Time : 4hrs
What to bring
* Walking boots
* Warm layers and waterproofs essential
* Packed lunch
Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park, Talybont-on-Usk, Merthyr Tydfil LD3 7YT
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