Tongwynlais walks

Walks and runs from Tongwynlais

Taff trail – Forest Farm

This is a picturesque, easy route along the Taff Trail. It’s essentially an out and back route but I’ve tried to vary it a bit. This route is very extendable, you can carry on the Taff trail all the way… Continue Reading →

Glamorgan canal #2

This is a pleasant, easy route around the Glamorgan canal nature reserve. When I was a runner this was my regular easy, recovery run. Distance: 3.3 miles Strenuous: easyTeilo wag factor: 4.5 (lots to explore and mainly off the lead) Starting… Continue Reading →

Garth Hill

This takes you up to the highest point in Cardiff, with excellent views up the valleys and down towards Cardiff. The hill was the inspiration for the Hugh Grant flick The Man Who Went Up a Hill. It is a… Continue Reading →

3 Fforests

This is a slight variation on the Fforest Fawr – Fforest Ganol walk, taking in a section of the Wenallt. You can expand that section as it is a good forest to explore, (and particularly pretty during bluebell season) so… Continue Reading →

Fforest Fawr – Fforest Ganol

This walk takes in a route up through Fforest Fawr, then crosses the road and zigzags back down through Fforest Ganol, before crossing back over and exiting through Fforest Fawr.Distance: 4.2Time: 1.5 hours (walking)Mid level strenuous (steady ascent at the… Continue Reading →

Glamorgan canal #1

There are a few variations to this walk, this version goes out on a route high above the canal, which is not used and is now a nature reserve, and returns alongside it. Distance: 3.3 miles Strenuous: medium, steady climb… Continue Reading →

Fforest Fawr – Three Bears Cave

There are many variations to this walk, but the route takes in the sights of Fforest Fawr including many locations used in TV productions including Dr Who, Sherlock, Merlin, Casualty.Distance: 3.5 milesStrenuous: mild, steady climb at the startTeilo wag factor:… Continue Reading →

Castell Coch – Taff Trail

A fairly straightforward walk that starts with an incline, takes in Castell Coch, then heads out towards the Taff Trail, returning along this. It’s a decent running route as once you get that initial climb out of the way, it’s… Continue Reading →

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