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Walking routes

Walking is a fantastic way to get physically active. In Rhondda Cynon Taf we are fortunate to have a wide range of walking trails and paths to suit all ages and abilities. There are low level family walks and high level hiking trails, and plenty in between. Below are route videos and maps, which will help to familiarise you with the route and hopefully encourage you to try it. View the walks in Rhondda Cynon and Taf

Please note: These routes were mapped and filmed throughout 2020/2021. We are not able to monitor the routes regularly, so we are not always aware of any changes/issues with the trails and paths followed. When following our routes, please exercise caution as the video may not reflect the ‘real-world conditions’ you will experience. If you have any questions or you notice an issue with one of our routes, please email us on


Mynydd Gelliwion
  • Start point: Barry Sidings Countryside Park
  • Route length: 9.5km
Cwm Clydach Lake Walk
  • Start point: Car park near Cambrian Lakeside café bar
  • Route length: 5.4km
Darran Park Circular walk
  • Start point: Beech Street park entrance
  • Route length: 4km
Maerdy Reservoir Walk
  • Start point: The Gateway memorial
  • Route length: 9km
Clydach Vale Circular Walk
  • Start point: Country park entrance
  • Route length: 11km
Ty'n-y-Bedw forest walk
  • Start point: Treorchy High Street
  • Route length: 6.5km
Cwm Hafod Walk
  • Start point: Rhondda Heritage Park
  • Route length: 2.5km
Bwlch-y-Clawdd Circular Walk
  • Start point: Treorchy library
  • Route length: 12.3km
Blaencwm Lower Level Walk
  • Start point: Pen Pych forest car park
  • Route length: 3km
Cwmparc Pathway of Hope
  • Start point: Ystradfechan Park
  • Route length: 5km
Glyncornel Nature Reserve
  • Start point: Glyncornel car park
  • Route length: 4.5km
Gilfach Goch Windfarm Walk
  • Start point: Gilfach Goch Community Association
  • Route length: 11km


Penrhiwllech Trail
  • Start point: Aberdare Park
  • Route length: 8.8km
Mynydd Gethin
  • Start point: Aberdare train station
  • Route length: 13km
Sgŵd yr Eira Waterfall
  • Start point: Near Chapel Road, Penderyn
  • Route length: 7.2km
Aberdare Craig Rhiw Mynach
  • Start point: Aberdare Library
  • Route length: 9.2km
Aberdare Park
  • Start point: Aberdare Library
  • Route length: 4km
Aberdare Park to Dare Valley
  • Start point: Aberdare Park
  • Route length: 8.8km
Abercynon Circular walk
  • Start point: Abercynon Sport Centre
  • Route length: 6km
Mountain Ash Circular walk
  • Start point: George Inn pub car park
  • Route length: 5km
DVCP Windfarm Walk
  • Start point: DVCP Car park
  • Route length: 9km
Giants Bite
  • Start point: Abercynon Train Station
  • Route length: 12.3km
Hirwaun to Penderyn walk
  • Start point: Hirwaun Library
  • Route length: 6.7km
Garwnant Wern Walk
  • Start point: Garwnant Visitor Centre
  • Route length: 3.2km


Garth Mountain
  • Start point: Taffs Well Park
  • Route length: 7km
  • Start point: Castellau Congregational Chapel
  • Route length: 6km
Church Village Community Route
  • Start point: Cheriton Grove, Tonteg
  • Route length: 12.5km (return)
Hen Felin Wynt
  • Start point: The Cross Inn pub
  • Route length: 6km
Llantrisant Community Route
  • Start point: Main Road, Cross Inn
  • Route length: 5km (return)
Llanwonno Forest Loop
  • Start point: 0.8 miles north east from Brynfynnon Hotel, leave the main road at the “Pwll Goleu” sign
  • Route length: 3.6km
Mynydd Garthmaelwg
  • Start point: Natural Resources Wales car park for Llantrisant Forest
  • Route length: 5km
Pontypridd Common
  • Start point: Hospital Road
  • Route length: 1.5km
The Caerau
  • Start point: Just off Rhiwsaeson roundabout on the A473 Llantrisant bypass
  • Route length: 4km
Treforest Community Route
  • Start point: Llantwit Road, opposite Gwyn Street
  • Route length: 4.5km (return)
Llantrisant Circular
  • Start point: Heol-y-Sarn car park
  • Route length: 6km
Two Rivers walk
  • Start point: Llantrisant Leisure Centre
  • Route length: 7km
Pontypridd Circular
  • Start point: Barry Sidings Countryside Park
  • Route length: 18km
Brynna Woods walk
  • Start point: Brynna Primary School
  • Route length: 2.8km
Rhydyfelin-Treforest loop
  • Start point: Rhydyfelin RFC
  • Route length: 5km
Eglywsilan Common Loop
  • Start point: Cilfynydd War Memorial
  • Route length: 9km
Groesfaen Circular
  • Start point: Bus shelter on the A4119
  • Route length: 7km
Llanharan to Llantrisant Forest
  • Start point: Llanharan Train station
  • Route length: 6km
Coed Ely Circular
  • Start point: Coed Ely Constitutional Club
  • Route length: 9km
Pontypridd Town Loop
  • Start point: The Old Bridge
  • Route length: 6km
Craig yr Allt
  • Start point: Taffs Well train station
  • Route length: 11km
St Gwynno Forest Walk
  • Start point: St Gwynno Forest car park
  • Route length: 3.2km
Tonteg Circular Walk
  • Start point: Tonteg Community Centre
  • Route length: 6.5km
Treforest Mountain Walk
  • Start point: Treforest Train Station
  • Route length: 3km
Lady Windsor Route
  • Start point: Coed-y-Cwm
  • Route length: 5.3km

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