"A walk from our industrial past -
To our environmentally friendly future."
On the left of the map is the Bridgend Inn, you need to cross the road and walk along the path and go through the two underpasses below the roundabout, then follow the path shown by the long yellow arrow.
The photographs below the map, will also help you find the route.
If you follow the path below the Hafod Arch, you will come to a wooden gate, this leads to a bus stop on the Heads of the Valleys Road, or you can continue to an underpass which crosses the road, where you can explore more of the Clydach Gorge.
These details are shown on the map and the photographs below.
Unless you know the area well, finding the route to the Hafod Arch may prove difficult. In the Winter months the Arch can quite easily be seen from the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road, but becomes partly obscured when the trees are in leaf.
The maps and photographs below (which were taken in late June 2012 after much of the preservation work had been completed), will hopefully help visitors get to this lovely area at the top of the Clydach Gorge.
The photographs below were taken in late June 2012, and show various views of the Hafod Arch and the
preservation work, also photos of the waterfall above the arch, the water was quite brown after heavy rain.
Route to the Hafod Arch
Access via this route is no longer applicable
PLEASE NOTE - IN JANUARY 2015, PREPARATION WORK COMMENCED ON THE BRYNMAWR TO GILWERN STAGE OF THE A465 HEADS OF THE VALLEYS ROAD DUALLING, AND UNFORTUNATELY ACCESS TO THE HAFOD WAS NO LONGER POSSIBLE.
DETAILS OF ACCESS TO THE ARCH WILL BE UPDATED WHEN THE DUALLING WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED.