"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.
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 available
PLEASE NOTE - IN JANUARY 2015, 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.
The photographs below, taken by drone, show the progress made on the dualling of the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road, and the construction of the Gateway Bridge. The Bridge End Inn has been marked on the first photograph and also the approximate location of the Hafod Arch on two other photographs.
The work is due to be completed by Autumn 2019, and updated photos will be added as work progresses, also access instructions published, when the work has been completed.