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Pontypridd Common Heritage Walking Trail

 
 
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Providing a fascinating insight into the history of Pontypridd Common, this Heritage Trail will navigate you around key points of interest, commemorating the notable people, places and events which form part of the area's intriguing past.

Located at the heart of both the trail and Pontypridd Common is Pontypridd's iconic Rocking Stones, which have been a focal point for public gatherings and local bardic ceremonies since 1814. The stone formation is made up of a 10,000 year old glacial boulder, deposited from the Ice Age, which is surrounded by Gorsedd Stones.  

The 1.6km trail starts at and finishes on Hospital Road, at the former Pontypridd Cottage Hospital. Combine the trail with a visit to the town - the Pontypridd Audio Trail is the perfect complement to which if you'd like to discover more about Pontypridd's history.

Please note the route is mainly tarmac, though there may be some uneven terrain, with some steep ascents/descents.

Suitability - Walkers
Distance approx - 1 mile / 1.6km
Grading - easy
Terrain  - Tarmac
Approx time to complete 1 hour.
Start: 
Hospital Road, Pontypridd, CF37 4AL

Heritage walking trail - Pontypridd common

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