Cardiff Bay Cardiff Bay Sophia Gardens Sophia Gardens Hailey Park Tongwynlais Tongwynlais Taffs Well Treforest Abercynon Abercynon Quakers Yard Pont y Gwaith Aberfan Abercanaid Garwnant Brecon
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


Taffs Well to Nantgarw

(approx 1.6 miles 2.5km)

With Taffs Well Station Car Park on the left and the Industrial Estate on the right, the start of this traffic free section can be see directly ahead. This continuous tarmac path runs both to Nantgarw and the edge of Caerphilly.
Railway signal on former line We cross over the A470 on a bridge and pass a couple of cottages, then follow the steady climb of this former mineral line all the way. The High level route from Castell Coch joins us from the right and just after passing under a bridge we branch to the left ignoring the National Cycleway Route No 4.

A short climb brings us to a cycle gate by a heavy wooden way marker and a pelican crossing to help us cross the busy dual carriageway road


The Taff Trail, together with National Cycle Routes 4 and 8 cross the A468 Caerphilly Road at Nantgarw. This is a dual carriageway with pelican crossing.

Going south the path drops down a short distance through woodland to the former railway line. At the bottom to the left is National Cycleway route Number 4 in a deep cutting towards Caerphilly. To the right is the route to Walnut Tree Junction at Taffs Well.

Going North through housing we rejoin another former railway line towards Pontypridd.


The post to the South of Nantgarw Hill dual carriageway
Nantgarw Post
The inscription on the post says "From Grassy foothills to flushes of heather get away from city-life and breathe in fresh steam and red hot cinders (from The London Steam Up-line)"

Junction of National Cycleway Routes 4 (to Caerphilly) and 8
Junction of Routes 4 and 8

Cycle Route No4

Map of Route 4 crossing Route 8

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