The Taff Trail

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.

Cycling some of the route is very easy, and suitable for novices and family groups. There are parts, however which are remote and/or strenuous which should never be started without careful planning (fitness, equipment, route and weather). It is not intended that this website can provide sufficient information to plan your journey in full and you should seek additional information and in particular a good map.

Cycling and 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 guestbook, and blog is provided for your comments or additional information. Please use the blog if you expect a reply. This 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 .