History

The Taff Trail is a 55 mile/ 93 km way marked route for walkers and cyclists from the market town of Brecon to the City of Cardiff. The Trail links parts of the historic transport network to form a continuous route.

Over half the Taff Trail is traffic-free or on quiet access roads with the remainder on country lanes and minor roads offering pleasant cycling. The Taff Trail passes through some of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in South Wales. Starting at the canal basin in the market town of Brecon, you follow canal paths, country lanes, former railway lines and forest tracks to cross the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons. The magnificent viaducts at Pontsarn and Cefn Coed mark your arrival at Merthyr Tydfil and a sudden change of character.

The scars of the Iron and Coal Industry that made Merthyr Tydfil and the Taff Valley famous throughout the world have almost healed. But the legacy of abandoned canal towpaths, tramroads and railway lines enables you to follow a green corridor full of historic interest through former mining communities and industrial towns.

Tel: 01685 727474
Last updated: 15.11.2011
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