Caecar two
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Avoids busy A469 over mountain and follows taff trail

Avoids busy A469 over mountain and follows taff trail


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Grid Ref ST1573186565
Lat / Lon 51.57164° / -3.21732°
Easting / Northing 315,732E / 186,566N
What3Words ledge.closet.monks
Grid Ref ST1824075910
Lat / Lon 51.47622° / -3.17865°
Easting / Northing 318,240E / 175,910N
What3Words hill.trees.faded

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Paul Chilcott

06 Sep 2023 Summer

September 2023. Direction: Caerphilly to Cardiff.

An excellent walk mostly on the Penrhos Cutting and then the Taff Trail. Easy to navigate and suitable for wheels of all types. The pub in Tongwynlais made a useful stopping off place. After Tongwynlais, the route follows the excellent green spaces all the way in to Cardiff centre.

At the time of my walk there were two diversions in place: (1) at Taff`s Well, while they are completing the metro development around the station area, the main Taff Trail route was closed, but a "Taff Trail B" diversion is in place, which is well sign-posted. (2) Also, the River Taff walkway by the Millennium Stadium was temporarily closed, but Westgate Street or the Taff Embankment make easy alternatives.

Photo 1 - The Penrhos cutting cycle path on the way out of Caerphilly
Photo 2 - The Taff Trail path
Photo 3 - Landmark at Taff`s Well
Photo 4 - The cliffs above Tongwynlais
Photo 5 - Tongwynlais sign with its main attraction
Photo 6 - Castell / Castle Coch and the River Taff from the Iron Bridge Road footbridge
Photo 7 - Radyr Weir
Photo 8 - Llandaff Weir
Photo 9 - The Taff Trail near Blackweir.


24 May 2023 Spring

Walked from Caerphilly to Cardiff. Nice walk, mostly along cycle paths, so almost entirely tarmac. Was a bit busy at some points.

Deri Roberts

20 Jun 2022 Spring

This route drops down from Caerphilly and then follows the Taff trail into Cardiff centre. The route is a major walkway and very easy to follow. It is all signposted with the Blue Taff trail markers. The path is almost all concrete so suitable for all abilities and also cyclists. Some shade thanks to the wooded areas but the route is very picturesque as you are following the river for the majority of the route. You pass some open playing fields and the final section heads through Bute Park, this can get busy on nice days, and the you also need to keep an eye out for fast moving cyclists.

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