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

About the Taff Trail and this website

About this website

This website gives a view of the Taff Trail from a cyclist's viewpoint. It recognises the quality of information provided by other websites which it does not duplicate, but will provide links if appropriate. One in particular is Sustrans who are responsible for the National Cycle Network which is referred to in various places on this site.

With a few exceptions, all the images on this site are the property of, HazelGold Ltd (who therefore hold the copyright). If you wish to reproduce an image elsewhere, you should, in the first instance, email the address below giving type and purpose of the publication. Other images have been supplied by 3rd parties with permission to reproduce them on this site.

The site will be kept up to date by the Webmaster who will personally cycle the route and collect photographs of places of interest. The webmaster would however welcome additional material for the site - photographs you took yourself (with permission to use) or details of places, events or historical facts. A special form has been provided for adding links to other websites.

A new section which will appear in the bottom left of the page will contain commercial listings.

A guestbook, and now a forum/discussion board is provided for your comments or additional information. It will enable you to start a debate about the Taff Trail or Cycling in general, should you wish. Also you may e-mail details of any mistakes etc. to .

About the Taff Trail

The Taff Trail is a multi-purpose route between the Cardiff waterfront at Cardiff Bay in the South and the Market Town of Brecon in the North. 55 miles (88km) in length, it passes close to Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil and through a wide variety of urban and suburban landscapes of those towns and the open moorland of the Brecon Beacons. There are also many "green fingers" where the Taff Trail itself appears to bring the countryside into the town. The area is also rich in industrial archeology.

Website - Disclaimer

It is intended that factual information placed on this website is accurate, however the responsibility is with the user of the Taff Trail to plan their journey using more than one source of information.

No responsibility can be accepted either by HazelGold Ltd or its Webmaster for inaccuracies, or the views expressed via forums or guest book by visitors to the site.

Remember to consider your fitness (and that of the weakest member of your party), equipment, route and weather when planning your journey. Please enjoy the Taff Trail but ensure you can complete your journey safely and avoid going further than your capability allows, especially if you have to return by the same route.

The Mountain Bike Code

(although you don't need a mountain bike to enjoy the Taff Trail the following is good advice)

Ride in control at all times. This preserves you, other users and the environment.

Respect the rights of others. Take pride in sharing the outdoors with people enjoying other forms of recreation.

Be considerate towards walkers. A speeding bike can frighten walkers. Use a bell or call out to announce your presence. Give them right of way. Pass at no more than twice their walking speed.

Always give way to horses. Horses are easily frightened by bikes. A spooked horse can endanger you and its rider. Announce your presence, stop and talk to the rider as the horse passes. Be alert for signs of horses on the track (hoof prints or droppings).

Avoid skidding. Do not cut corners, stay on the track. Do not ride where cycling is not permitted or where public access is prohibited.

Wash your bike tyres before riding in a different area. This will reduce the chance of spreading plant diseases.

Avoid introducing road rage to the trails.

Be an ambassador for your sport, tell other people about this code.

Maps of the Taff Trail

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