Pontypridd

Mid Glamorgan


Slow Ways linking Pontypridd and Abercynon, Beddau, Caerphilly, Church Village, Porth, Tonyrefail

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Pontypridd’s six Slow Ways: 67%

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 3/6
and surveyed: 1/6

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Walk to Pontypridd from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Beddau—Pontypridd
Bedpon one

Double check Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 196m Descent 151m
Beddau—Pontypridd
Bedpon two Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 404m Descent 360m
Pontypridd—Abercynon
Ponabe one Pioneer me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 84m Descent 102m
Pontypridd—Abercynon
Ponabe two Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 90m Descent 109m
Pontypridd—Caerphilly
Poncae one Survey me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 189m Descent 230m
Pontypridd—Church Village
Ponchu one

Double check Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 174m Descent 144m
Pontypridd—Church Village
Ponchu two Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Porth—Pontypridd
Porpon one Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 93m Descent 117m
Tonyrefail—Pontypridd
Tonpon one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 290m Descent 223m

Collective progress

56% of Pontypridd’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

7/9

reviewed

1/9

surveyed

3/9

verified

9 people have contributed to Pontypridd’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Pontypridd

49km out of 61km have been walked and reviewed

112km of reviews have been shared in Pontypridd

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Nice straightforward walk, mostly off-road and tarmacked...

sftuck

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After leaving the streets behind there`s a lovely section walking up through Graig-y-Fforest woods and then out onto the rural lane that takes you down into Church Village....

Paul Chilcott

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Just after Tre-Boeth Farm at the end of the second field, the path seems to disappear. There`s a nice green lane after Tyla Winder Farm, which winds around to another farm or establishment not shown on the map. Apart from the above, it was a pleasant walk, finishing off down the winding rural lane (Gelliwion Road) into Ponty....

Paul Chilcott

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It passes through the Trehafod Park and Barry Sidings Country Park, which take up the majority of the walk. Photo 3 - Barry Sidings Country Park...

Paul Chilcott

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Paul Chilcott took this photo on Porpon one

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It`s easy to walk, easy to navigate, as it`s a national cycle route (Taff Trail, route 8) and suitable for wheels of all descriptions. As pointed out in another review, there is no direct link from the Taff Trail to Abercynon station, as shown on the map, so a little loop is needed via River Court....

Paul Chilcott

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After leaving the park, there is a short section alongside the A4054 main road, but it`s only a short stretch, and then you`re on to the Taff Trail cycle route walking through long woodland sections....

Paul Chilcott

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The route is well marked, just follow the blue taff tail markers, and is flat....

Deri Roberts

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This is a very nice route that follows the Taff trail between Pontypridd and Caerphilly....

Deri Roberts

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The walk consisted of mostly walking through shaded woodland along well-maintained paths with the occasional valley view of the hills beyond. The route itself was very easy to do with flat, concrete paths making up the majority of the walk....

Daniel Chapman

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Very easy to navigate, when you exit the train station at Abercynon, cross over the river and join the Taff trail, follow the blue Taff trail signs all the way into Pontypridd....

Jozie Postles

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You pass through a few farms and it’s hard to navigate where to rejoin the route, the stiles are in poor condition and in places it’s very boggy. Would only advise for an experienced walker....

Jozie Postles

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The nicest part is the lane running north of Church Village and the footpath connecting it with Treforest. There are signs informing walkers about the views to Pen y Fan and Somerset (not today though)....

MaddyT

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A nice traffic free route, but be aware that it is not well lit so may not be suitable for night time walking, and there are some barriers which may be difficult for wheelchair users to pass through. I have reported these to the local authority so hopefully they will be removed soon....

mgsmith88

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Beddau—Pontypridd

ADM69 added Bedpon two, a new walk from Beddau to Pontypridd

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The walk was reviewed only as far as Berthlwyd Bungalow since the remainder of the route north had already been reviewed as part of the Church Village to Pontypridd route, comments may be found for ChuPon one....

ADM69

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The chosen route is the most beautiful route I could imagine but there are many areas which are difficult underfoot and the path in the area between Berthlwyd Bungalow and Forest Uchaf Farm is very difficult to follow....

ADM69

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Pontypridd—Church Village

ADM69 added Ponchu two, a new walk from Pontypridd to Church Village

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grifftinfoilhat surveyed Ponabe two

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I created this route and for some reason, I've implied that you can drop down from the bridge outside Abercynon station, which you can't....

grifftinfoilhat

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grifftinfoilhat took this photo on Ponabe two

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Pontypridd

grifftinfoilhat surveyed Pontypridd

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Pontypridd—Abercynon

grifftinfoilhat added Ponabe two, a new walk from Pontypridd to Abercynon

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Beddau—Pontypridd

Slow Ways added Bedpon one, a new walk from Beddau to Pontypridd

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Pontypridd—Abercynon

Slow Ways added Ponabe one, a new walk from Pontypridd to Abercynon

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Pontypridd—Caerphilly

Slow Ways added Poncae one, a new walk from Pontypridd to Caerphilly

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Pontypridd—Church Village

Slow Ways added Ponchu one, a new walk from Pontypridd to Church Village

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Porth—Pontypridd

Slow Ways added Porpon one, a new walk from Porth to Pontypridd

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Tonyrefail—Pontypridd

Slow Ways added Tonpon one, a new walk from Tonyrefail to Pontypridd

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Pontypridd, Sat 28 January

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Pontypridd’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST0717889815

Lat / Lon

51.59950° / -3.34156°

Easting / Northing

307,178E / 189,815N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Pontypridd's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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