United Kingdom Head Of The Garw Valley

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Steven Godwin

About this spot
Blaengarw is the uppermost village in the Garw Valley. A former mining community dating back to the 19th century. In Welsh Blaen means head of or front. The forestry above the valley provides spectacular views for the landscape photographer. It is about 1.5 k to walk from the car park to the top vantage point with a number of photographic opportunities on the way. There are are possibilities for urban photography in the village particularly the old Workmens' Hall which has beautiful external mosiacs illustrating the history of the community.

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