Cyfarthfa Leat and Tramroad

Discover Cyfarthfa Leat and Tramroad

The Cyfarthfa Leat is an old watercourse, running approximately 1000m from its source on the banks of the Taff Fechan to Cyfarthfa Lake and was originally built to also convey water to the ironworks. 

The old Tramway running below the Leat on a shelf hewn from the rock face was built to transport limestone by horse-drawn tram from the Gurnos Quarry to the Cyfarthfa Ironworks and it now forms a tree-lined avenue which you can follow and from it view the Leat walls above.

  

Cyfarthfa Leat and Tramroad is just one of a series of trails running right through the county borough that encapsulates the area's history complemented by miles and miles of 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. 

 

 

Links

Alongside Treasuring our Trails we have a responsibility to ensure we, as custodians, maintain them for generations to come. Please respect the countryside and each other.

Follow the Countryside Code.  Find more information and guidance at the link below.

 Natural Resources Wales Countryside Code

 

Ramblers Cymru- Find out more about Ramblers Cymru by clicking the link below.

            Wales Ramblers

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