Did you know that many of Awen’s venues are on or are close to the National Cycle Network?

The National Cycle Network is a UK-wide network of signed paths and routes for walking, wheeling, cycling and exploring outdoors. The Network contributes to people’s social, physical and environmental wellbeing, and makes vital links between communities. The routes also allow you to make more sustainable and greener choices about how you travel.

  • Bryngarw House and Country Park – NCN 4 – This route runs at the south of Bryngarw Country Park, the other side of Bryn Road and close to the River Garw.
  • Muni – NCN 4 / NCN 8 – The Muni is very close to where NCN 4 runs through Pontypridd, just on Church Street and parallel to the Southern end of Gelliwastad Road. NCN 8 runs the other side of the Taf, going through Ynysangharad Park.
  • The Met – NCN 465 – The Met is only a couple of streets away from NCN 465, which runs on Castle St in Abertillery.
  • Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall – NCN 884 – NCN 884 runs through Parc Calon Lan, which is a couple of streets over from Blaengarw Road
  • Maesteg Town Hall – NCN 885 – This route runs to the northeast of Maesteg Town Hall, accessible from Castle St or Ferriers Row.
  • Bridgend Library – NCN 885 – This route runs north of Angel Street and is accessible on Tondu Rd by the Brewery Field.
  • Aberkenfig Library – NCN 4 / NCN 885 – NCN 4 runs to the north of Aberkenfig Library, on the A4065. NCN 885 runs to the west, alongside the A4063 before it crosses the Ogmore River into Pandy Park.
  • Pyle Library – NCN 4 – This NCN route runs through Pyle, on Croft Coch Road, to the northwest of Pyle Life Centre.
  • Sarn Library – NCN 4 – NCN 4 runs to the north of Sarn Library, accessible where Heol Cwrdy becomes Heol-yr-Ysgol after you cross the Ogmore River.
  • Maesteg Library – NCN 885 – The route is accessible from Ferrier’s Row, a couple of streets away from the library.
  • Awel y Môr community centre – NCN 88 / NCN 885 – This site’s a bit further removed from the NCN, the closest routes are 88 in Ewenny or 885 in Bridgend. There’s no stretch of NCN that enters or runs through Porthcawl.
  • Porthcawl Library – as above.
  • Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl – as above.
  • Betws Library – NCN 4 – As with the Porthcawl sites, there’s nothing immediately in Betws. NCN 4 runs to the east and south of Betws, but not actually in Betws itself.
  • Pencoed Library – no NCN nearby.

For more information, the visit: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/national-cycle-network

Photo credit: Valleys Regional Park