ironworks

The Big Welsh Walk – Cyfarthfa Ironworks and its Landscape

As part of the Big Welsh Walk campaign, GGAT will be carrying out a circular tour to look at the ironworks, its water management and transport systems, as well as some of the places where the people associated with it lived. No dark Satanic mills here now – most of our walk follows the Taff Trail through beautiful scenery at the edge of the Brecon Beacons.

Distance: 7km

Duration: 3.5 hours

Dates: 23 May 2015

Times: 10.00am – 1.30pm (approx)

Start/Parking: In front of Cyfarthfa Castle main entrance

Be sure that you have stout footwear and suitable clothing. Please follow the Countryside Code: http://www.countrysidecodewales.org.uk

To book a place on the walk and for more information, contact Dr Edith Evans
edith@ggat.org.uk, or phone 01792 634227
.
Places are limited to 30 on this walk.

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Cyfarthfa Ironworks, Merthyr Tydfil

Over the past 2 months GGAT has been excavating at the former Cyfarthfa Ironworks, Merthyr Tydfil. The development area is situated in what was once the coke yard and associated ovens connected to the ironworks. The excavation has revealed multiphase forges, smithies, coke ovens, calcining kilns, coal stores, a marshalling yard and office buildings.