We start off leisurely along the banks of the river taff to Quakers Yard station. We then do a dogleg through Quakers Yard to Treharris Park onto the drovers road up to and through Penbwlcha and Ynys Owen with its amazing low level views, This area is heavily wooded with various traditional long house farms and was known as Owain Glyndwr’s riverside meadow. We turn the corner here and make our way back via a footpath that runs along side Tir Lan farm and back to Parc Taf Bargoed car park.
One fairly steep climb through Treharris Park.
Whilst walking over Ynys Owen, dogs will need to be kept on a lead as last time there were loads of cows, but it is open land.
There is a coffee shop, if wanted 1 mile along the banks of the lake.