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Taffs Well
Hailey Park Tongwynlais
Quakers Yard Pont y Gwaith
Taffs Well
Hailey Park Pontypridd Pontypridd Cilfynydd
Sophia Gardens
Cefn Coed Viaduct
Pentrebach Merthyr Tydfil
Castell Coch Nantgarw
Talybont Reservoir Talybont on Usk
Cilfynydd Pontsarn Pontsticill Reservoir
Pontsarn Pontsticill Reservoir

Quaker`s Yard

Abercynon to Quaker`s Yard

(approx 1.2 miles 2km)

Tram Road Side starts off as an insignificant little lane between highways depot and the river. However as we progress, the valley gets narrower as we squeeze along the gorge between the river and the main road which, unseen, is many feet above our heads. Eventually the A470, then the A472 cross over high viaducts completely ignoring the trail and the fast flowing river below.

We then pass a few houses, cross the river, pass above a caravan park along litter-strewn back lane into Quaker's Yard. Carefully cross over a lane on a steep hill (Roderick's Terrace has a blind corner when travelling North).

Quaker`s Yard

(approx 1.2 miles 2km)

At Quaker's Yard the Taff Trail passes above a caravan park along a back lane. The lane (Roderick's Terrace) is on a steep hill with a blind corner.

If following Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 47 (East), drop down Roderick's Terrace across the bridge over the river and the main road. Turn left at the Quaker's Yard Inn. Another left takes you across the stream to the mostly off-road route through to Newport via Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed and the Sirhowy Valley.

If using the train access to the Taff Trail is better from Abercynon (North or South station) than from Quaker's Yard.

Route Markers at Quakers Yard

Sign Post at quakers Yard
Taff Trail marker at Quakers Yard

The A470 high above the `trail.
A470 bridge

Cycle Route No47

Map of Route 47 crossing Route 8

Quakers Yard:

Merthyr Tydfil’s Richard Trevithick 2004 site

Valley Horse Rides Merthyr Tydfil & South Wales:

Maps covering the Taff Trail

This OS Explorer Map 12 covers the Northern part of the Taff Trail in the Brecon Beacons. For the Southern part, the Landranger series are the more up-to-date.