This walks provides a view of the town from the surrounding hills; passing through ancient woods, open common, moorland, farmland and ffirdd. It climbs to panoramic vantage points for views across the valleys to the sea and to the Brecon Beacons. Mostly on countryside footpaths and quiet country lanes.
The walk is signposted and waymarked throughout. It can be followed in either direction and can be started at any point. The complete route is about 12 miles (18km) long and makes a good day-long walk. Walking boots or strong shoes are recommended.
Shorter walks, using part of the Pontypridd Circular, can be followed from the Treforest, Trehafod areas or from the town centre.