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The Great Glamorgan Way

Criss-crossing five counties in South Wales, the Great Glamorgan Way is a magnificent network of connected bridleways and cycle paths taking in all that is great in the counties of Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil.

The Great Glamorgan Way project has enabled existing routes to be restored, the creation of additional routes and the installation of new way markers and gates with extended handles.

The project aims to create a variety of connected trails from mountain to coast, from forest to valley, allowing everyone to explore beautiful South Wales from their saddle or shoes— be that on horse, on bike or on foot. 


The Bridgend County Borough routes of the Great Glamorgan Way offer stunning landscapes, including scenic countryside, picturesque parks, and beautiful waterways, providing a unique opportunity to connect with nature.

Project Work

As part of work along Garw Valley routes, the Great Glamorgan Way team have installed: 

  • bridle gates with extended handles, latches and slam posts
  • way marker post and discs
  • replacement of old gates
  • fencing

Please note: Some paths are still under construction, and not all routes have way marker signs.

Work is being delivered as part of the Green Space Enhancement project that is supporting the continued delivery of Great Glamorgan Way in Bridgend County Borough.

This project is funded by the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund. The fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK, investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

The Great Glamorgan Way is a joint project between the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff Council, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and Bridgend County Borough Council.

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