We’re very lucky to live in RCT, it’s full of culture and heritage and great places to walk. Now TV, Magazines and Newspapers are always telling us to be more active so why not take advantage of the great walking spaces that we live near.

Planning your walk!
Make sure you have comfortable safe clothing and foot wear. Always carry your mobile phone, a bottle of water and tissues. Check your walking route before you set off to check whether it has steep steps, hills and difficult walk surfaces so you don’t run into any surprises.


The Aberdare Trail can be completed in half an hour, but will take longer for those who wish to take in more information and get a feel for the history of the town. There are a number of information boards en route. The walk can be extended to take in a visit to Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery (free admission) where a greater appreciation of the history of the Cynon Valley can be gained. Allow at least another hour to take in this extension and to visit the museum.


Allow at least 45 minutes to follow this walk and longer to appreciate more the history of the town. A visit to Pontypridd Museum either at the start or the end of the walk will give the visitor a greater insight into the town of Pontypridd. Allow at least another 30 minutes for this visit.


The Llantrisant Trail can be completed in half an hour, but once again longer will allow the visitor to appreciate more fully this historic town. There are information boards en route. Please note that there is a steep and narrow hill to start and finish this walk with limited footpath space, proceed carefully

So get your walking shoes on and head out for some fresh air and exercise. The website www.heritagetrailsrct.co.uk gives plenty of advice and information on walking in RCT.