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 Viaducts and through the woodlands heading north, before turning east past the Brecon Mountain Railway (on the highway) and into Pant. The traffic-free path then turns steeply up past the ponds at the top of Dowlais before carrying on along the valley’s edge until it falls into Clydach Gorge and on to Llanfoist (Abergavenny).
Complete the Heads of the Valleys Section - Brynmawr to Neath
The route is 25 miles long and starts in Brynmawr. It straddles five Welsh local authorities including Merthyr Tydfil, branching off to existing routes and twisting its way along major and minor roads as well as traffic-free paths. The beauty of this bumper trail is that accomplished cyclists can ride it all the way or families can choose quiet chunks for a perfect day out.
The Head of the Valleys Trail 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.