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Taffs Well
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Taffs Well

Tongwynlais to Taffs Well

(approx 0.9 miles 1.5km)

This is the low level route which was completed in 2001. As we leave Tongwynlais, take the extra wide pavement to the right of the main road. This safely follows around the edge of the busy interchange avoiding much of the traffic.

Care is needed when crossing the slip road (Clearly marked). Continue to the next junction on the pavement which is clearly marked for cycling. The road to the right is to Ty-Rhiw and an alternative way up to the high level trail, but ignore this for now. Cross over the road (following the pavement which is not marked for cycling) to the traffic lights.

Go past the station car park to the left and industrial estate to the right. The path ahead is marked with a number 8.

Taffs Well

Taffs Well village has various facilities, however the Taff Trail avoids the main street, passing between the Station Car Park and Industrial premises at the former "Walnut Tree" railway junction where the Rhymney Railway was joined to the Taff Vale Railway. The track from this junction to Caerphilly forms part of the Taff Trail.

Taffs Well

Taffs Well station car park is on the left. The next traffic free cycle route is straight ahead.
Taffs Well

The Taff Trail threads its way through traffic near Ynys Bridge
A470 Traffic

Ty Rhiw

The section of the Taff Trail between Tongwynlais and Nantgarw has changed several times. Once the high level route had been established in the forestry above Castell Coch, it became clear that a less energetic route was needed to avoid the long climb. This was satisfied by using a route through Ty Rhiw - a residential area above Taffs Well. It was only in 2002 that the low level route from "Walnut Tree" (Taffs Well Station) was opened up giving a long easy traffic free section. All three routes are currently availble.

Walking Route from the Taff Trail:
Fforest Fawr - Taff`s Well - Rhiwbina Hill

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