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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.

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Rhondda 

Mynydd Gelliwion

barry sidings
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  • Start point: Barry Sidings Countryside Park
  • Route length: 9.5km

Cwm Clydach Lake Walk

cwm clydach
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  • Start point: Car park near Cambrian Lakeside café bar
  • Route length: 5.4km

Darran Park Circular walk

darran park
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  • Start point: Beech Street park entrance
  • Route length: 4km

 

Maerdy Reservoir Walk

MAERDY RES
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  • Start point: The Gateway memorial
  • Route length: 9km

Pen Pych Waterfall walk

pen pych eng
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  • Start point: Pen Pych forest car park
  • Route length: 5km

Ty'n-y-Bedw forest walk

tynybedw
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  • Start point: Treorchy High Street
  • Route length: 6.5km

Cwm Hafod Walk

cwm hafod
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  • Start point: Rhondda Heritage Park
  • Route length: 2.5km

Bwlch-y-Clawdd Circular Walk

bwlch

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  • Start point: Treorchy library
  • Route length: 12.3km

Blaencwm Lower Level Walk

blaencwm eng
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  • Start point: Pen Pych forest car park
  • Route length: 3km

Cwmparc Pathway of Hope

cwmparc poh weng
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  • Start point: Ystradfechan Park
  • Route length: 5km

Cwmparc Forest Walk

cwmparc forest eng
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  • Start point: Woodland Terrace, Cwmparc
  • Route length: 5.7km

Glyncornel Nature Reserve

glyncornel eng

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  • Start point: Glyncornel car park
  • Route length: 4.5km

Gilfach Goch Windfarm Walk

gilfach goch walk eng

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  • Start point: Gilfach Goch Community Association
  • Route length: 11km

Clydach Vale Circular Walk

clydach circular eng

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  • Start point: Country park entrance
  • Route length: 11km

Cynon

Penrhiwllech Trail

dvcp high trail
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  • Start point: Aberdare Park
  • Route length: 8.8km

Mynydd Gethin

mynydd gethin
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  • Start point: Aberdare train station
  • Route length: 13km

Sgŵd yr Eira Waterfall

sgwd yr eira
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  • Start point: Near Chapel Road, Penderyn
  • Route length: 7.2km

 

Aberdare Craig Rhiw Mynach

aberdare craig
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  • Start point: Aberdare Library
  • Route length: 9.2km

Aberdare Park

aberdare park


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  • Start point: Aberdare Library
  • Route length: 4km

Aberdare Park to Dare Valley

AB PARK TO DVCP


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  • Start point: Aberdare Park
  • Route length: 8.8km

Abercynon Circular walk

abercynon circular
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  • Start point: Abercynon Sport Centre
  • Route length: 6km

Mountain Ash Circular walk

mountain ash circular
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  • Start point: George Inn pub car park
  • Route length: 5km

DVCP Windfarm Walk

windfarm eng

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  • Start point: DVCP Car park
  • Route length: 9km

Giants Bite
giants bite eng

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  • Start point: Abercynon Train Station
  • Route length: 12.3km

Taf

Garth Mountain 

garth mountain
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  • Start point: Taffs Well Park
  • Route length: 7km

Castellau

castellau bunny
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  • Start point: Castellau Congregational Chapel
  • Route length: 6km

Church Village Community Route

church village comm route
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  • Start point: Cheriton Grove, Tonteg
  • Route length: 12.5km (return)

 

Hen Felin Wynt

bunny walk 4
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  • Start point: The Cross Inn pub
  • Route length: 6km

Llantrisant Community Route

llantrisant comm route
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  • Start point: Main Road, Cross Inn
  • Route length: 5km (return)

Llanwonno Forest Loop

llanwonno
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  • 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

mynydd gartmaelwg
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  • Start point: Natural Resources Wales car park for Llantrisant Forest
  • Route length: 5km

Pontypridd Common 

ponty common
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  • Start point: Hospital Road
  • Route length: 1.5km

The Caerau

rhiwsaeson
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  • Start point: Just off Rhiwsaeson roundabout on the A473 Llantrisant bypass
  • Route length: 4km

 

Treforest Community Route

tref community route
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  • Start point: Llantwit Road, opposite Gwyn Street
  • Route length: 4.5km (return)

Llantrisant Circular

llan circ bunny 1
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  • Start point: Heol-y-Sarn car park
  • Route length: 6km 

Two Rivers walk

two rivers walk
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  • Start point: Llantrisant Leisure Centre
  • Route length: 7km 

Pontypridd Circular

ponty circular
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  • Start point: Barry Sidings Countryside Park
  • Route length: 18km 

Brynna Woods walk

brynna woods

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  • Start point: Brynna Primary School
  • Route length: 2.8km 

Rhydyfelin-Treforest loop

RHYD TREF eng
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  • Start point: Rhydyfelin RFC
  • Route length: 5km 

Eglywsilan Common Loop

eglwysilan common loop
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  • Start point: Cilfynydd War Memorial
  • Route length: 9km 

Groesfaen Circular

GROESFAEN ENG
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  • Start point: Bus shelter on the A4119
  • Route length: 7km 

Llanharan to Llantrisant Forest

llanharan english
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  • Start point: Llanharan Train station
  • Route length: 6km 

Coed Ely Circular

coedely eng
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  • Start point: Coed Ely Constitutional Club
  • Route length: 9km 

Pontypridd Town Loop

ponty town loop
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  • Start point: The Old Bridge
  • Route length: 6km 

Craig yr Allt

craig yr allt eng

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  • Start point: Taffs Well train station
  • Route length: 11km 

St Gwynno Forest Walk

st gwynno eng

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  • Start point: St Gwynno Forest car park
  • Route length: 3.2km 

Tonteg Circular Walk

TONTE CIRC eng

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  • Start point: Tonteg Community Centre
  • Route length: 6.5km 


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