Railway Ramblers' Glamorganshire Canal Towpath Walk

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Railway Ramblers' Glamorganshire Canal Towpath Walk

Postby Rhobat Bryn » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:09 pm

On Saturday 28th April 2018, there will be a walk along the towpath of the above walk starting at 10:20. The meeting point is Abercynon Railway Station and a packed lunch is required. The walk will end at about 17:30 and return is by train from Merthyr Tydfil. Pre-booking is essential in order to determine whether there are sufficient numbers for the talk to go ahead. If you are interested, then contact Stephen Rowson by e-mail at stephen.rowson@ntlworld.com or phone him on 07966 062383.



Walk Programme

Date: Saturday 28th April 2018
Area: Wales
Walk Title: Glamorganshire Canal
Meeting Point: Abercynon railway station
Meeting Time: 10.20 following arrival of the 09.41 train from Cardiff Central
Walk Starting Point: Abercynon railway station
OS Map No.: Explorer 166; Landranger 170 and 160
Grid Reference: ST082947
Finishing Point: Merthyr Tydfil railway station
Miles: 12
Description: A walk along the towpath of a canal closed in 1898 but with many earthworks and structures still present, now mostly forming part of the Taff Trail. Led by the co-author
of its definitive history.
Walk Leader(s): Stephen Rowson with John Palmer and Chris Parker
Contact Details: Chris Parker 01691 656145, 07962 519189, chrisparker123@btinternet.com
Lunch Arrangements: Packed lunch required though a brief pub stop may be possible
Transport Arrangements: Walk expected to end by 17.30. Return from Merthyr by train
Pre-Booking Essential?: Yes to establish whether we have enough support for the walks to go ahead
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