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Visit Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales - Croeso

Treforest Walking Trail


Offering a fascinating insight into Treforest’s industrial past, this self-led walk takes you around places of historical, social and cultural interest.

The walk highlights key sites that make up Treforest’s past; one of the buildings is Forest House – Ty Crawshay, a grade II listed building on the site of the University of South Wales, which was occupied by Francis Crawshay and was said to be a meeting place for secret druidic ceremonies with eccentric friend Dr. William Price who invented modern day cremation. Other sites include the birthplace of Sir Tom Jones and the Grogg Shop.

The walk doesn’t have a specific route and can be self-navigated dependent on the places you’d like to visit. All the points of interest are highlighted on the accompanying map.

Please note there is no specific path and therefore possible routes may be undertaken over uneven terrain, with some steep ascents and descents surrounding the university, which may be difficult to navigate for pushchairs and wheelchairs.