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Swansea Ramblers Walk



Kanji Wood




Walk Start / Finish Location:
Rhyslyn Forestry Car Park, Pontrhydyfen

Walk Distance: 1.5 miles (1 hour)

Walk Level: Easy

Parking: Rhyslyn Forestry Car Park, Pontrhydyfen

Transport: Traveline - www.traveline.info   - or - Telephone 0871 200 22 33




Walk Description



Access to the car park is from the minor road on the bend of the B4287 by the viaduct.
A number of longer walks can start here but today's walk is another short family stroll to a wood containing Japanese artefacts.
A number of trees have been cut down in the garden and considering the increasing problem with the fungus that is destroying much forestry it could be a case of see it while you can.
From the car park take the path to the right of the notice boards and cross the viaduct bridge high above the river.
(The notices refer to the closed cycle path, not our route).
Continue to a junction and turn left to ascend to Kanji Wood.
A number of Japanese structures are located around this small wooded area.
From the fence you can glimpse the river below.
After seeing the wood, continue straight on to a gate then pass the last Japanese image before descending to the cycle path.
Turn right to begin the return journey. At the junction take the middle path back to the bridge and the cars.

You can extend the walk by taking the path at the car park to the left of the information boards (next to the cycle path) and immediately descend to the riverside path.
Follow this for about half a mile then climb to meet the broad cycle path again.
Turn left and follow this path back to the car park.
Other walks from the car park include the Richard Burton Trail (3 miles) and the Penrhys Trail (3.5 miles).


Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide these routes but accept no responsibility for those walking them.

If you would like to go on a walk but would prefer to do so with a group of people then click on our Programme section to see what walks we are leading.

We have walks for varying levels of ability and you get the chance to see the countryside in places you might never go by yourself!






Maps of the Walk






Ordnance Survey map of the route to walk
Resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information






This aerial map is resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)

A 25,000 Ordnance Survey map of the area
can be viewed by clicking on the above 'View Larger Map' option
(applies only if the above is a Bing map, not a Google map )



Peoples Collection link

The route of this walk has been added to The National Museum of Wales' Peoples Collection Web site.
A choice of aerial imagery or historic Ordnance Survey mapping is available.
Click the map to enter their web site (opens in a new browser window)
or copy and paste this link into a new browser window.
http://www.peoplescollectionwales.co.uk/Trail/762-pontrhydtfen---kanji-japanese-wood




Photographs of the Walk


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Haiku poetry
"Flowing into my home village - heaven's starry river"



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Optional 1 mile extension to the walk


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Returning to the car park




More information about walking in Wales is available at:    www.ramblers.org.uk/wales

Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide this route but accept no responsibility for those walking it

All photographs Copyright 2012 Andrew Morgan. All rights reserved




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