Penderyn Quarry Line

A railway which formerly ran from Hirwaun to the limestone quarries at Penderyn has now been converted into a cycleway.

OS grid ref SN 951085 (Penderyn) to SN 959061 (Hirwaun)

The route makes for a pleasant walk or cycle. The Penderyn Welsh Whisky distillery visitor centre is situated at the northern end of the line.

Geology

  • Carboniferous: Twrch Sandstone (Basal Grit), Lower Coal Measures

Maps

  • OS Landranger 160, Explorer map OL12
  • Geological — BGS 1:50,000 sheet: 231 ‘Merthyr Tydfil’

Guides

  • A leaflet is available.

Facilities

  • Interpretive signs
  • Entry: free

Accessibility

  • Flat

Transport links

  • By car — off the A4059 at Penderyn
  • By train — nearest stations at Neath and Merthyr Tydfil — see Traveline Cymru
  • By bus — see Traveline Cymru

Other attractions nearby