Treasuring our Trails - Walking, Cycling, Riding and Running

With miles and miles of stunning scenic tracks, canal towpaths and historic trails that suit all abilities and ages Merthyr Tydfil is the perfect destination if you love the great outdoors.

 

There's a series of trails running right through the county borough that encapsulates the area's history complemented by the natural beauty. So if you want to take time to stop at one of our amazing adventure attractions, learn about our history, shop, eat, sleep or just take a moment to savour the breathtaking scenery. Merthyr has it all!

 

 

The Taff Trail - NCN Route 8

The Taff Trail - NCN Route 8

The Taff Trail takes you on a 55-mile journey from the waterfront of Cardiff Bay up to the pretty little market town of Brecon through the heart of Merthyr Tydfil’s historic villages.

The Merthyr Tydf…

Family Friendly Trails

We've put together some of our favourite tried and tested Family Friendly Trails.  They're trails for you to walk, run, cycle, ride or skip!

They've been chosen as they're - 

  • Short & relatively f…
Family Friendly Trails
Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre Trails

Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre Trails

Follow in the footsteps of hometown heroes

A series of short town centre walking trails have been developed through we love merthyr. They combine gentle exercise with learning on themed walks in and a…

The Celtic Trail - NCN Route 4

The Celtic Trail is a dedicated cycle network that covers east, south and west Wales. The 360 mile, largely traffic-free route encompasses some of the country’s most diverse scenery taking in Wales’ e…

The Celtic Trail - NCN Route 4
The Trevithick Trail - NCN Route 477

The Trevithick Trail - NCN Route 477

The Trevithick Trail - a walk through history surrounded by the beauty of nature.

The Trevithick trial, which starts in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil, celebrates the first groundbreaking trip into the ‘…

The Heads of the Valleys Trail - NCN Route 46

Part of a stunning 92 mile, mainly traffic-free route from Bromsgrove to Neath.

The Heads of the Valleys - NCN Route 46 through Merthyr Tydfil follows the Taff Trail over Cefn Coed & Pontsarn Via…

The Heads of the Valleys Trail - NCN Route 46
Taf Fechan Nature Reserve Circular Walk

Taf Fechan Nature Reserve Circular Walk

Taf Fechan Nature Reserve

This nature reserve is a 2.5km stretch of dramatic wooded limestone gorge cut by the River Taf Fechan, between the bridges of Pontsarn and Cefn Coed to the North of Merthyr T…

Three Parks Trail

Part of the mighty Celtic Trail, the ‘Three Parks Trail’ takes in three of Wales’ picturesque parks.

Starting from the Sirhowy Valley Country Park near Crosskeys, the route takes you over Hengoed’s im…

Three Parks Trail
The Red Kite Trail - Gelligaer & Merthyr Common

The Red Kite Trail - Gelligaer & Merthyr Common

The Red Kite Trail - Gelligaer & Merthyr Common

The trail starts and finished at the Rock UK Summit Centre between the villages of Trelewis and Bedlinog. There are three circular routes of varying…