URGENT NOTICE: This route is officially currently closed due to ongoing dualling works in the area.
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.