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Taffs Well
Hailey Park Tongwynlais
Quakers Yard Pont y Gwaith
Taffs Well
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Sophia Gardens
Cefn Coed Viaduct
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Cilfynydd Pontsarn Pontsticill Reservoir
Pontsarn Pontsticill Reservoir

Hailey Park

Tongwynlais to Hailey Park

(approx 2.4 miles 3.8km)

Start in Tongwynlais at the cross roads outside the Lewis Arms. To the north is Taff's Well. To the left is the road leading to Castell Coch. Cycle along the main road for 100 metres or so past the school, turn right along a lane to the old Iron Bridge to Morganstown which spans the river and was originally built to carry a tramway to Pentyrch.

Left through the cycle gate, then under the M4 motorway then right, into a tree-lined path alongside the river.
Next stop is Radyr Weir and fish pass where there are picnic tables. Watch out for stunt cyclists emerging from the trees in this area.

This is where the water was taken for the Melingriffiths water pump via three large sluices and a one-mile feeder all of which can still be seen. You can also see a mock up of a section of Melingriffiths and Pentyrch Tramway track.

Continue past the footbridge across the river to Radyr Station, Forest Farm conservation centre and the Cardiff High School Old Boys Rugby Club, then turn right through a cycle gate to follow the river. Left just after a cycle gate takes you between the houses emerging into Ty-Mawr Road by the Melingriffiths Water Pump.
The influence of the now defunct Glamorgan Canal can be seen both in the pump and this mooring bollard. You can see signs of rope wear from the horse drawn boats. The grooves were worn into the steel post by ropes being continually dragged around the post.

Hailey Park

Hailey Park is situated alongside the River Taff stretching for about a mile North from Llandaff. It has facilities for Tennis, Bowling, Rugby, Football and dog walking. This section of the River is used extensively by the Llandaff Rowing Club.

This is the pavilion at the Bowling Green.

Hailey Park picnic table on site of old river bridge
Picnic table at side of Taff Trail

Canal boat mooring post
Glamorgan Canal mooring post

Melingriffith Feeder Sluice
Sluice above Radyr Weir

The Melingriffith Water Pump

The Melingriffith Water Pump

Click to find how it works.

Rail - Llandaff Railway Station

Llandaff Railway Station is just 400m from Hailey Park. There are frequent local services.

Traxx, Quality Cycles, Station Road, Llandaff North.
029 2055 3013

Taff Trail Cycle Hire, Forest Farm Country Park
Whitchurch, Cardiff 029 2075 1235
Friends of Forest Farm
R and M Community

Gelynis Farm, Morganstown (next to `Iron Bridge`)
Accommodation and Fruit Farm

Ffa Coffee shop, Station Rd, Radyr tel:029 2021 3100
Ffa Coffee Shop and licenced Tapas bar
Cardiff Cycling Campaign

Bonthrone Bikes