Taff Trail

A popular long distance path of 55 miles in south Wales which follows the course of the River Taff between the city of Cardiff and the town of Brecon. Highlights of the walk include Cardiff Bay, Castell Coch, Taff's Wells, Ynysangharad Memorial Park and Talybont-on-Usk. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Cardiff Bay
Distance: 55 miles (88 km)
Grid Ref: ST192745
Climbing: 1,710 metres
Walk time: 22-27 hours
Days: 3-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Taff Trail (Welsh: Taith Taf) is a popular walking and cycle path that runs for 55 miles between Cardiff Bay and Brecon in Wales. The trail follows the course of the River Taff, hence its name. The first eight miles of the trail which starts in Cardiff Bay follows the Taff corridor through the city via parks and green lanes to Castell Coch (Red Castle). From the fairy tale castle the trail continues through Taff's Wells and Nantgarw to Rhydyfelin and Glyntaff to reach the industrial heritage town of Pontypridd with its highlight of Ynysangharad Memorial Park. From Pontypridd the next major town is Merthyr Tydfil, home to imposing Cyfarthfa Castle. After Merthyr Tydfil the trail heads via mountain passes, stunning waterfalls and a series of reservoirs before finishing in Brecon.

Useful Links:
My Day on the Taff Trail
Taff Trail Guides
Long Distance Walkers Association

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