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Joseph Parry's Cottage


Joseph Parry's Cottage, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

A circular route from Merthyr Tydfil College car park including Merthyr Ironworks. Joseph Parry’s Cottage and the Trevithick Trail. This is a free guided walk, Saturday 17th September, start time: 10.00am, starting point: Merthyr College Car Park, Merthyr Tydfil. CF48 1AR Grid Ref: SO 047 059, Duration: 6 hours, Distance: 12 miles / 19 km. This walk forms part of the Wales Valleys Walking Festival 2011 Tel: 01443 838632 for enquiries email: walkingfestival@thevalleys.co.uk  Click Here to download the leaflet. Why not join our Facebook group: search for Wales Valleys Walking Festival Group.


The Taff Trail and Merthyr Viaduct


merthyr tydfil, originally uploaded by Synwell.

The Taff Trail is a 58 mile long cycle path that links both Cardiff and Brecon in South Wales. A great way to explore the best of the south Wales countryside with its varied rural and suburban landscapes, and still enjoy what our capital city and arguably one of our most famous market towns has to offer. Cycling or walking the Taff Trail even takes you through Merthyr Tydfil and one of the finest examples of a viaduct in Wales. The Cefn Coed Viaduct is 115 feet high in places and at 725ft long is the third longest viaduct in Wales.