GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Taff Trail

55 miles (88 km)

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 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Taff Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Cardiff Millennium Stadium on the River Taff

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Weir on the Taff, Cardiff

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Cefn Coed Railway Viaduct

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Brecon Beacons view from Dol y Gaer Lake

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Talybont Reservoir

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Brecon Canal

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Brecon Canal Basin, Brecon

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GPS Files

GPX File

Taff Trail.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Taff Trail.mmo (right click - 'Save As')