Best trails in Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil

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Looking for a great trail near Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Brecon Beacons National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Rowberrow Warren Wood or Cwmcarn Forest. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Merthyr Tydfil ranging from 5.4 to 13 miles and from 1,066 to 2,929 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (11)
#1 - Brecon Beacon Horseshoe
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 11.0 mi • Est. 6 h 14 m
Take a steep climb up Craig ddu ridge, follow the ridge up to corn du, pen y fan then down Jacobs ladder. You will then have two more climbs-up to the top of the crybin then fan y big. Good views all around can be very wet under-foot so good walking boots advised. This is quite a strenuous walk so take both water and some food with you. For a different variation of this route, which includes Bwlch y Ddwyallt: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/wales/powys/brecon-beacons-4-peak-treker-trailShow more
#2 - Blaen-y-glyn
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
A version of the Blaen-y-glyn waterfall walk that starts at the larger car park near the Beacons Way Path. This walk takes in additional waterfalls and is a circular walk easily done for the young and old.Show more
#3 - Taf Fechan and Taff Trail
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 13.0 mi • Est. 6 h 7 m
Part of this hike is along a road.Show more
#4 - Pontsticill Loop
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Note: The bridge may be closed depending on weather conditions however majority of the trail is accessible. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#5 - Pen Y Fan from Neuadd
Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 5 h 21 m
#6 - Pant-y-Creigiau
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
This circular walk takes you from the Pontsticill Reservoir up onto the summit of Pant-y-Creigiau overlooking the southern Brecon Beacons. On a clear day, this walk gives wide ranging views taking in the Pontsticill, Pentwyn and Talybont Reservoirs and the hills of the southern Brecon Beacons, including the southern horseshoe. The Brecon Beacons is a very remote/exposed area and it can be easy to lose your way, so remember the usual walking rules: be prepared with a paper map and compass as well as snacks/drinks and appropriate clothing/footwear. There is one stiff climb up to the summit of Pant-y-Creigiau and some muddy paths - especially after rain - so waterproof boots are recommended.There are several gates on route, plus one stile. OS Explorer OL12 or Landranger 160.Show more
#7 - BPW Circular Walk
Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 7 h 1 m
#8 - Morlais Park Circular
Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Morlais Castle is a 13th-century castle above the Taff Gorge near the town of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Not much remains today of the castle first begun by Gilbert de Clare, 3rd Earl of Gloucester on land claimed by Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford. Warfare broke out between the Earls in 1290 and they were severely admonished and fined by King Edward I of England, who had to march down from North Wales to intervene. The castle is believed to have never been finished completely, probably because the location was too remote and exposed to serve as a residence. Today, one room, some walls and part of the moat are all that remain of this 13th-century castle with sweeping views.Show more
#9 - Pen y Fan from Cantref Reservoir
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 5 h 24 m
#10 - Merthyr to Owl’s Grove
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
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