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Taff Ely Group

We are the Taff Ely Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

The first section of the walk heads south and climbs through fields to Llanbradach Fawr farm. The route heads S East with some urban walking before making for the ruined farm house at Gernau Ganol. Return is along part of the  Rhymney Valley Ridgway and a former railway track including the Hengoed/ Maesycymmer Viaduct.

Sunday, 18 February 2024
Meeting time:
9:00 am
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
417m / 1368ft
Type:
circular

Some areas on the ridgeway can be wet and muddy. I advise the use of gaiters. I did encounter cattle on route.

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available

Meeting point

Grid reference:
ST 04718 83110
Nearest postcode:
CF72 8AW
what3words:
embellish.banquets.shoebox
Meeting time:
9:00 am

Llantrisant Leisure Centre car park

Starting point

Grid reference:
ST 14169 94422
Nearest postcode:
CF82 7BP
what3words:
musician.strumming.surfaces
Start time:
9:30 am

Ystrad Mynach railway station car park.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking