Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 698 metres
Start/finish: Happy Valley car park, LL36 9HY
Leave the car park on a rising path heading south, then bear around to the left behind Tyddynbriddell Hill and continue north-east. Bear R onto a byway and skirt the northern edge of the forest to a path junction at SN 667986 (2.2 miles/3.6km). Turn L and run north to meet a road at a sharp bend. Turn R onto the road and stay on it briefly to the next R bend then turn L onto a byway at Pant-yr-On. Follow the byway up and west, then bear Lover Bryn Dinas. Continue on the path heading south-west, descending to the road in Happy Valley. Turn L onto the road until you reach a path heading R at Dyffryn-gwyn. Follow this south and then trend L across fields to the outbound trail. Turn L on this and return to the start.
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