Pant-y-Creigiau is a 5.4 mile loop trail located near Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length5.4 miElevation gain1,040 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingWalkingForestLakePartially pavedRiverViewsWildflowers
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This circular walk takes you from the Pontsticill Reservoir up onto the summit of Pant-y-Creigiau overlooking the southern Brecon Beacons. On a clear day, this walk gives wide ranging views taking in the Pontsticill, Pentwyn and Talybont Reservoirs and the hills of the southern Brecon Beacons, including the southern horseshoe. The Brecon Beacons is a very remote/exposed area and it can be easy to lose your way, so remember the usual walking rules: be prepared with a paper map and compass as well as snacks/drinks and appropriate clothing/footwear. There is one stiff climb up to the summit of Pant-y-Creigiau and some muddy paths - especially after rain - so waterproof boots are recommended.There are several gates on route, plus one stile. OS Explorer OL12 or Landranger 160.

Travelling east on the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road, shortly after its junction at a roundabout with the A470, turn left (signed Cefncoed-y-Cymmer). Immediately, at the first junction, go straight over following the road to the village of Pontsticill. After passing through the village, at a fork, take the left higher road and travel the length of the Pontsticill Reservoir until the road forks again. The right fork is marked as a No Through Road and you take this down to the parking place on your left (Grid Ref. SO05471440). Nearest post code is CF48 2UR.

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East London Plodder
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HikingFloodedMuddyOff trailRockyScramble

Cracking walk, waterlogged in places due to heavy rain. Not for the faint hearted at the moment with lots of surface water and bogs which makes areas of the steep scramble up to the Trig Point difficult. Don’t be tempted to go left after the bridge over the reservoir too early, we did that and had to turn around.

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Matt Taylor
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HikingClosedMuddyOff trailOver grownRockyScramble
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Tracey Evans
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Walking
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Amazing views when you get to the top, we had a really lovely day, it was pretty dry but coming down the other side if it was wet would have been quite hard & the last section of the walk is a stone track & goes on for quite a while with not a great deal to see so was disappointing but still glad we did it.

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Stephen Hewitt
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Hiking
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Andrew Dale
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Hiking
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Doz James
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