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

Sustrans and the National Cycle Network

Sustrans (Sustainable Transport)

Sustrans (Sustainable Transport) "works on practical projects to encourage people to cycle and walk more, as one starting point for reducing motor traffic and tackling its adverse effects."

Sustrans promotes the National Cycle Network which covers the whole of Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is claimed that there was a total of 5000 miles by June 2000 and 10,000 miles by September 2005 - their 10th anniversary.

Whilst the Taff Trail basically follows the National Cycleway Route No 8, there are parts of the Taff Trail which are not Route No 8. The Taff Trail ends at Brecon, when Route No 8 continues across Wales to Holyhead. Other Routes cross The Taff Trail and run together for a part include Route No.4 (London to Fishguard), Route No 47 (High Level part of Route No 4 between Newport and Neath).

There are also proposals for a Route 46 running East to West at Merthyr Tydfil … and more.

The Sustrans Web Site provides maps of the whole country. Inevitably with a website covering the whole of the UK the amount of detail for a local area is limited.

The site also provides a diary of events and closures, due to works etc.

The National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network

Route Numbers

National Cycle Network Route Number 8

Most of the Taff Trail follows National Cycle Network Route Number 8 (Cardiff to Holyhead). Routes 4 and 47 both share part of the Taff Trail as they cross.



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