Circular Route 5 - Epynt Way Circular Route No 5 (Pentrebach)

Starting Point is "The Shoemakers" Country Pub in the hamlet of Pentrebach near Sennybridge.From the pub, head North on the road towards Llandeilo'r Fan, passing the turning to Cilieni Valley on the right.

You will soon find a stony track on the right at point 1 (SN 909332). Head North for 2 Km, crossing a road at point 2 (SN 902 348) and eventually reaching the SENTA boundary and Epynt Way at point 3 (SN 902355). Turn right at the finger post.Leave the boundary fence after a short distance to find a downhill track beside a wall leading to a ford. Turn sharp SE at point 4 (SN 906362) to follow the fence line straight downhill crossing an old wall. Continue on down to reach the Cilieni tarmac track at point 5 (SN 911359).

Follow the track S for 100m to cross the river on a wooden sleeper bridge. The Cilieni Valley is a SSSI. Yellow flag irises grow in profusion at this spot.After crossing the bridge, strike out across the field over a little hump to pass through a hedge, rounding above the tumulus and crossing a track to reach an ancient hedge and ford a small stream.

Turn right and cross a small stream before veering left at point 6 (SN 920359) to avoid the fence line and begin the long climb up to the junction with Druids Way Road at point 7 (SN 922361). Walkers may turn right here to follow the track South across common (access) land for 2.5 km to reach a good metalled road near a cattle grid at point 8 (SN 929335).*Leave the road here taking a muddy track (RUPP) to the West via Maesmerddyn and crossing two fords to reach a minor road at Cefn llech at point 9 (SN 918334). Follow this road down Cwm Llech to reach a T-junction at point 10 (SN 910328) (Aberlech). Turn right here down the hill and cross the river bridge to reach the Shoemakers.

* Riders must take a longer loop via Llanfihangel Nant Bran to rejoin the route by road. Leave the Epynt Way at Flag 37 (SN 925368), turn right at the T junction (SN 943343) and then up the hill to the cattle grid at point 8.

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