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Heritage Walks in South East Wales

Heritage Walks in South East Wales

by: Rebecca Lees
This book describes 20 tried and tested walks exploring the history of South East Wales, from prehistoric times to beyond the Industrial Revolution. From the world-class Blaenavon Heritage Site at the uppermost tip of the South Wales coalfields to the sweeping expanse of Cardiff Bay.

The routes range from short to strenuous and include town trails and countryside terrain. Although diverse in length and landscape, all the walks have one thing in common; the rich history of South East Wales. They are centred on the vibrancy of Wales' past, with the aim of bringing back to life some of her most notable events and characters. Some of the landmarks visited are today among the most popular on the Welsh tourism trail; others are tucked away and barely discovered by those living on their very doorstep.

At the beginning of each walk chapter distance, time, starting point and a grading description are given. This is followed by an overview account of the features and history to be discovered during the walk and is provided in italic text. The detailed route finding description that follows includes a clear sketch map and further background information on places and people of interest along the way. There are black and white photographs to illustrate the text.

The walk locations are:
Tramroad Walk, Barry Sidings - 3 miles
Penrhiwllech Trail, Dare Valley Country Park - 4 miles
Taff Trail: Quakers Yard to Nantgarw - 9 miles
Llantrisant Town Trail - 2.5 miles
Castle to Castle, Merthyr Tydfil - 7.5 miles
Parc Taf Bargoed, Merthyr Tydfil - 2.5 miles
The Merthyr Story - 12 miles
Homfray Trail, Tredegar - 6 miles
Aneurin Bevan Heritage Trail, Tredegar - 1 mile
Brynmawr to Nantyglo Roundhouses - 3 miles
Whistle Stop Trail, Blaenavon - 3 miles
Iron Mountain Trail Part 1, Blaenavon - 7 miles
Iron Mountain Trail Part 2, Blaenavon - 5 miles
Cwmafon Trail, Blaenavon - 4.5 miles
Hanbury Trail, Pontypool - 3 miles
Fourteen Locks Circular Walk - 3 miles
Caerleon and Chepstow Hill - 4 miles
Newport Chartists' Walk - 2 miles
Cardiff Centenary Walk - 2.5 miles
Cardiff Bay Heritage Trail - 4 miles

ISBN 9781850589358 Pages 137 (2012) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 8.99