Rhymney: Pontlottyn to Llanbradach

Grade 3 (4)
Length 24 km
Current Level empty @0.2 2 hours ago

in South Wales · other sections on Rhymney


Exciting but serious paddle. Watch out for the tunnel after about 4km, which you will probably want to portage on river right and need to spot early. There is a nasty weir at Bargoed at a boxed in section of the river, it is worth inspecting before getting on as you need to break out a long way above.

Getting There

Putin W3°16'47" N51°44'56"
Takeout W3°13'44" N51°36'3"

Putin at the B4256 bridge between Pontlottyn and Rhymney. It is worth inspecting the weir in Bargoed during the shuttle: turn off the A469 down the road to Gilfach railway station, then head left down a track to a bridge over the river. Walk up the river for about 500m where you'll find the weir just upstream of a bridge. Takeout in Llanbradach, find a convenient route down to the river from estate next to the A469 bridge.


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