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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.

(Click on the image to launch the full video in YouTube; click the link to launch the full map in OS Maps)

Rhondda 

Mynydd Gelliwion

barry sidings Click here for route map

  • Start point: Barry Sidings Countryside Park
  • Route length: 9.5km
  • Route duration: 2 h 30 mins

Cwm Clydach Lake Walk

cwm clydach Click here for route map

  • Start point: Car park near Cambrian Lakeside café bar
  • Route length: 5.4km
  • Route duration: 1 h 30 mins

Darran Park Circular walk

darran park Click here for route map

  • Start point: Beech Street park entrance
  • Route length: 4km
  • Route duration: 1 hour 30 mins

 

Maerdy Reservoir Walk

MAERDY RES Click here for route map

  • Start point: The Gateway memorial
  • Route length: 9km
  • Route duration: 2h 30 mins

Pen Pych Waterfall walk

pen pych eng Click here for route map

  • Start point: Pen Pych forest car park
  • Route length: 5km
  • Route duration: 2 hours

Ty'n-y-Bedw forest walk

tynybedwClick here for route map

  • Start point: Treorchy High Street
  • Route length: 6.5km
  • Route duration: 1 hour 45 mins

Cwm Hafod Walk

cwm hafodClick here for route map

  • Start point: Rhondda Heritage Park
  • Route length: 2.5km
  • Route duration: 1 hour

Bwlch-y-Clawdd Circular Walkbwlch
Click here for route map

  • Start point: Treorchy library
  • Route length: 12.3km
  • Route duration: 4 hours

Cynon

Penrhiwllech Trail

dvcp high trail Click here for route map

  • Start point: Aberdare Park
  • Route length: 8.8km
  • Route duration: 2 h 20 mins

Mynydd Gethin

mynydd gethin Click here for route map

  • Start point: Aberdare train station
  • Route length: 13km
  • Route duration: 3 h 30 mins

Sgŵd yr Eira Waterfall

sgwd yr eira Click here for route map

  • Start point: Near Chapel Road, Penderyn
  • Route length: 7.2km
  • Route duration: 2 hours

 

Aberdare Craig Rhiw Mynach

aberdare craig Click here for route map

  • Start point: Aberdare Library
  • Route length: 9.2km
  • Route duration: 2 hours 30 mins

Aberdare Park

aberdare park

Click here for route map

  • Start point: Aberdare Library
  • Route length: 4km
  • Route duration: 1 hour

Aberdare Park to Dare Valley

AB PARK TO DVCP

Click here for route map

  • Start point: Aberdare Park
  • Route length: 8.8km
  • Route duration: 2 h 20 mins

Abercynon Circular walk

abercynon circularClick here for route map

  • Start point: Abercynon Sport Centre
  • Route length: 6km
  • Route duration: 90 mins

Mountain Ash Circular walk

mountain ash circularClick here for route map

  • Start point: George Inn pub car park
  • Route length: 5km
  • Route duration: 1 hour 15 mins

Taf

Garth Mountain 

garth mountain Click here for route map

  • Start point: Taffs Well Park
  • Route length: 7km
  • Route duration: 2 hours

Castellau

castellau bunny Click here for route map

  • Start point: Castellau Congregational Chapel
  • Route length: 6km
  • Route duration: 1h 30 mins

Church Village Community Route

church village comm route Click here for route map

  • Start point: Cheriton Grove, Tonteg
  • Route length: 12.5km (return)
  • Route duration: 3 hours (return)

 

Hen Felin Wynt

bunny walk 4 Click here for route map

  • Start point: The Cross Inn pub
  • Route length: 6km
  • Route duration: 1h 30 mins

Llantrisant Community Route

llantrisant comm route Click here for route map

  • Start point: Main Road, Cross Inn
  • Route length: 5km (return)
  • Route duration: 1 hour (return)

Llanwonno Forest Loop

llanwonno Click here for route map

  • Start point: 0.8 miles north east from Brynfynnon Hotel, leave the main road at the “Pwll Goleu” sign
  • Route length: 3.6km
  • Route duration: 1 hour

 

Mynydd Garthmaelwg

mynydd gartmaelwg Click here for route map

  • Start point: Natural Resources Wales car park for Llantrisant Forest
  • Route length: 5km
  • Route duration: 1 h 20 mins

Pontypridd Common Heritage trail

ponty common Click here for route map

  • Start point: Hospital Road
  • Route length: 1.5km
  • Route duration: 20 mins

The Caerau

rhiwsaeson Click here for route map

  • Start point: Just off Rhiwsaeson roundabout on the A473 Llantrisant bypass
  • Route length: 4km
  • Route duration: 1 hour

 

Treforest Community Route

tref community route Click here for route map

  • Start point: Llantwit Road, opposite Gwyn Street
  • Route length: 4.5km (return)
  • Route duration: 1 h 30 mins (return)

Llantrisant Circular

llan circ bunny 1Click here for route map

  • Start point: Heol-y-Sarn car park
  • Route length: 6km 
  • Route duration: 1 h 30 mins

Two Rivers walk

two rivers walkClick here for route map

  • Start point: Llantrisant Leisure Centre
  • Route length: 7km 
  • Route duration: 2 hours

Pontypridd Circular

ponty circularClick here for route map

  • Start point: Barry Sidings Countryside Park
  • Route length: 18km 
  • Route duration: 6 hours

Brynna Woods walk

brynna woods
Click here for route map

  • Start point: Brynna Primary School
  • Route length: 2.8km 
  • Route duration: 1 hour 15 mins


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