How long is the taffs trail?
The Taff Trail runs for 55 miles between Cardiff and Brecon along a mixture of riverside paths, railway paths and forest roads.
Where does the Taff Trail start in Merthyr?
This section, which starts just north of Merthyr Tydfil and runs to Pontsticill Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons, leaves behind the densely populated areas to the south and heads into the hills.
When was the Taff Trail built?
History. The trail was launched in September 1988 by Sir Wyn Roberts, Minister of State for the Welsh Office. The project was initiated and co-ordinated by the Merthyr and Cynon Groundwork Trust, with the co-operation of the local councils through whose areas the trail passes.
Is the Taff Trail well signposted?
The Taff Trail route The trail is well signposted for most of distance, but occasionally mischievous locals get their kicks by tampering with them, with hopes to send trail users in the wrong direction.
Is the Taff trail easy to follow?
This path was extremely steep, and I frequently had to get off my bike and walk (although a better cyclist with a better bike would probably handle the hills better than I did). It was definitely worth it to see this interesting little castle. Castell Coch has a great story.
How long is the Taff Trail from Cardiff to Brecon?
The Taff Trail runs for 55 miles between Cardiff and Brecon along a mixture of riverside paths, railway paths and forest roads. Due to the range of path surface types, a sturdier cycle is recommended for some sections of this route. These include a short section from Quakers Yard to Pontygwaith and from Pentwyn Reservoir to Talybont Reservoir.
Where is the best place to climb the Taff Trail in Wales?
Some slight respite from the climb is experienced around Abercynafon before the final push up to Talybont Reservoir which is the highest point of the Taff Trail. Some of the best views in Wales can be had here before the sharp decline down through Llanfrynach and on to the final destination, Brecon.
What is 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.
How long does it take to cycle the Taff corridor?
Firstly, cycle eight gentle miles of the Taff corridor to a land of crashing weirs rich with wildlife, impressive mountain backdrops and a fairy tale castle called Castell Coch (Red Castle).