Taff Trail

Follow the River Taff, from Cardiff to Brecon, on this fantastic waterside cycling and walking route.
You start on the River Taff in Cardiff and head along the river northwards passing the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle. There are also views of the attractive riverside Bute park and the Weir on the Taff near Maindy as you leave the centre of Cardiff. You soon come to Radyr where you will pass the splendid Forest Farm Country Park and Castle Coch (the red castle) before passing through the village of Nantgarw. The route continues along the river through Glyntaff and on to Pontypridd where you join the trackbed of a disused railway to Merthyr Tydfil. The final section runs from Merthyr to Brecon passing the beautiful Pontsticill, Pentwyn and Talybont Reservoirs. You'll also pass the beautiful Blaen y Glyn Waterfalls before joining the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal taking you into Brecon. There are splendid views of the Brecon Beacon mountains as you approach Brecon.
The trail is waymarked with a black and yellow disc.

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Taff Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Taff Trail Aerial Photo View Map

Distance55 miles (88 km)
Joining RoutesBlaen y Glyn Waterfalls, Talybont Reservoir, Pontsticill Reservoir, Castle Coch, Forest Farm Country Park, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
Memory Map RouteTaff Trail.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

GPX File

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Route Photos
Cardiff Millennium Stadium on the River Taff
Weir on the Taff, Cardiff
Cefn Coed Railway Viaduct
Brecon Beacons view from Dol y Gaer Lake
Talybont Reservoir
Brecon Canal
Brecon Canal Basin, Brecon

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Map (Route in Red)
Aerial Photo View of this route

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