This section still has a lot of road walking but the roads are quiet and the views are good.
From Abbey Cwm-hir you continue a little further along the Glyndwr Way. Turn right onto the road above the abbey and walk past the entrance to the Hall. At SO 05592 71210 take the metalled lane up the slope to the left.
At SO 05865 71267 the road forks. Take the less well-maintained track down to the right, still following Glyndwr Way waymarks. At SO 06215 71305, just before Brynmoel, go through the gate to the left and follow the edge of the field above the house and the next field. Go through the gate to the right and follow the waymarks around the garden of the wooden house, down a sharp dip, up the other side and across the footbridge. At SO 06720 71252 bear right, then keep on the waymarked path to Dyfaenor.
At SO 07027 71082 turn left and follow the metalled road past Dyfaenor to Llidiart-y-dwr. At SO 07837 71602 turn right over a rather ramshackle footbridge. The footpath goes through the overgrown gate to the right over the stream, up the side of a wooded valley and round to the right to join the farm track to Troed-rhiw-felen. A footpath is waymarked from here down to the Ithon river. However, a more obvious trackway (not a right of way but clearly well walked) goes up to the left from the bridge and through the oak trees, eventually becoming an overgrown green lane leading to Llanerch-fraith.
The paths rejoin at SO 08545 71522. Take the bridle path leading NE, north of a little stand of trees. This leads round the spur to the Ithon. There are splendid views up the Ithon valley and north to Castell Tinboeth.
Turn left on a stony track just before the farmhouse at Cefnbronllys. Follow this until it joins the bridle path at SO 10693 70835 (this saves going through the farmyard) and continue along the track.
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