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Stylised viaduct in black on arrowTaff Trail

Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff

88 km / 55 miles
The Taff Trail for walkers and cyclists is mostly on converted railway lines also using former canals and forestry tracks. It runs along the Taff valley to Llandaff, Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil. From here the main route circles to the east of the Brecon Beacons via Talybont and Pencelli to Brecon. An alternative route via Neuadd reservoir caters for a circular between Merthyr and Brecon. At Gethin Woodland Park near Merthyr the Trail links with the Coed Morgannwg Way.


Waymark: Stylised viaduct in black on arrow
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Stylised viaduct in black on arrow
Attributes: Average Gradients
Former Railway
Cycle Route
Start: ST192745 - Cardiff, Cardiff View on StreetMap
Finish: SO045285 - Brecon, Powys View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Sustrans - Taff Trail : Cardiff to Brecon My Taff Trail Long Distance Walks in South Wales Walking the entire length of the Taff Trail [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Taff Trail Guide  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform  - 2015 )
Guidebook Taff Trail : offical guidebook  (Sutton Publishing  - 1993 )


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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 160, 161, 170, 171
OS Landranger Active 160, 161, 170, 171
OS Explorer 12, 13, 151, 166
OS Explorer Active 12, 13, 151, 166

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
4 km
64 km
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< 1 km
76 km
Bunk House
3 km
77 km

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Route Profile:

88.0 km (54.7 miles)
1,597 m (5,240 ft) ascent
443 m (1,453 ft)  maximum height

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