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Trail: Silent Valley (0)
Contributor: markroberts Activity Type: Trail Running Difficulty: Easy Distance: 7.117 mi (11.453 km)
Description: A landscape torn apart and scarred by the effects of the industrial revolution has been reclaimed by nature, making the Silent Valley Nature Reserve one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in The Valleys. This route starts within the beautiful surroundings of Gwent Wildlife Trust's Silent Valley Nature Reserve, which includes the highest ancient beech woodland in the UK. The 10k course takes you through a mixture of woodlands, wetlands and open heathland. The trail begins on the lower levels of the nature reserve, ascending around the summit of Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn. The route then leads you along the heather-clad ridge, with stunning views of the valleys, before descending back through the wet woodlands, giving you the chance to appreciate the ancient trees in all their glory, finally crossing the Nant Merddog stream to reach the finish.
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