The Taff Trail


Cefn Coed-y-Cymmer

Start: Cefn Coed Viaduct
End: Cefn Coed RFC
Distance: 0.55 miles (approx)

Cefn Coed-y-Cymmer ('wooded ridge at the river confluence') is home to the Cefn Coed Viaduct - if you don't have a head for heights you might want to find another route as, at its highest it is 35m (115 ft) tall!

Travelling north you'll cross the Heads of the Valleys road (A465) up to Trefechan.






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Points of Interest

Cefn Coed Railway Viaduct

Built in 1866, the Cefn Coed Railway Viaduct was used to take the Brecon and Merthyr Railway across the River Taff. It was designed by A Sutherland and built by Savel and Ward. The span consists of 15 openings, each at a height of just under 12m. The viaduct spans 221m.

An unusual feature of the viaduct is its curvature as opposed to the normal straight span. It is Wales' third largest viaduct and cost £25000 to build.

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The Station Hotel

A very warm welcome awaits you at The Station Hotel - a traditional village pub with a modern hint as you enter located at the top of Cefn Coed (overlooking the historic Merthyr Tydfil viaduct).

Superb surroundings, friendly faces and a relaxed environment make this the perfect place to unwind and enjoy quality food and drink.

Visit The Station website

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