The Taff Trail


Start: South end of Ynysangharad Road
End: North end of Coedpenmaen Road
Distance: 1.05 miles (approx)

Coming from the south, the first landmark you will pass on Ynysangharad Road is the industrial/retail park on the west side.

Continuing north takes you onto Coedpenmaen Road and across the A470 via a footbridge and through more of Pontypridd's streets until you finally reach proper off-road track again just before Cilfynydd.

It's definitely worth straying from the Taff Trail in Pontypridd to take in Ynysangharad Park and the wonderful tree trunk sculptures it exhibits. You can also cross the river at the west side of the park to get to Taff Street where you will find plenty of shops.


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Points of Interest

The Chain House

The Chain House is a simple but intimate space where great coffee, quality food and classic cocktails are their priority. You can find out more on The Chain House's Facebook page

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Ynysangharad Park

Ynysangharad Park

This large park on the east side of Pontypridd has plenty of fun things for kids and adults alike. There is a splash zone and play area for the young ones and plenty of open space for picnics, football and other outdoor activities.

The park's open-air swimming pool closed in 1991 but was restored in 2016 as part of a £2.3million lottery funded programme. RCT Council expects 30,000 people a year to use the pool.

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The Bunch of Grapes

The Bunch of Grapes is a pub and restaurant on Ynysangharad Road in Pontypridd and was built around 1800. You can find a large selection of cask ales and a great choice of food which combines locally sourced ingredients with top quality cooking.

Find out more at the Bunch of Grapes official website.

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The Royal Oak

Situated on Merthyr Road, just across from the A470, The Royal Oak is a great Chinese restaurant. It is slightly off the Taff Trail and if you are planning on stopping here you'll need to turn off Coedpenmaen Road onto Dodington Place (under the A470) and then follow the road round and turn left onto Merthyr Road.

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