GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Taff Ely Ridgeway Walk

16 miles (26 km)

Follow the Taff Ely Ridgeway Walk/Ffordd y Bryniau through the Ely Valley and Taff Vale on this walk in South Wales. The trail starts near Glynogwr and heads through Llantrisant forest, Llantrisant and Garth Hill before finishing on Caerphilly Common. From Garth Hill there are fine views of Cardiff and the Taff valley. It is thought to be the inspiration for 'Ffynnon Garw', the fictional mountain (or hill) featured in the book, and film, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain. The walk also passes near to Taff's Well - the only thermal spring in Wales located in Taff's Well park. The walk finishes on Caerphilly mountain with more tremendous views to enjoy as shown in the latter part of the video below.
The walk is waymarked with a yellow and white disc.

Taff Ely Ridgeway Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Taff Ely Ridgeway Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

Photos

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Glynogwr

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Y Billy Wynt (Base of Old Windmill)

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Cardiff city from Garth Mountain

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Mynydd y Garth

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Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Taff Ely Ridgeway Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Taff Ely Ridgeway Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map