If you like to stretch you legs and get out for a walk – then The Valleys is the ideal place. We have walk routes for everybody – hill top challenges, canalside strolls, circular routes picking out historic sites, trails that pick up the stories of some of our “Heroes” and a brilliant Walking Festival each September where the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides give all walkers an extra insight into area.
The Valleys are fortunate to have a brilliant network of over 400 kms of off road tracks - many created along railways, tramways or canal towpaths - so they have nice gentle gradients - they are all great for walking with the whole family as well as for taking a journey on your bike - check out the Sustrans for many more ideas.
The Taff Trail is probably one of the best known routes in the Valleys - running all the way from Brecon to Cardiff it links together loads of really interesting historic sites - you even end up following some of the Glamorgan Canal that was the "motorway" of the industrial revolution taking iron and other good between Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff. There's also the Trevithick Trail that follows the route of the first journey by a steam locomotive to pull a load on rails in 1804.
Below are a few of the brilliant walk routes across The Valleys - we hope you enjoy getting out and about this summer. You can find many more routes to download on these sites:
A walk around the Garw Valley
Heritage Walk in Llantrisant
Escape to Caerphilly Mountain