Eglwysilan and back

If you get bored of trying to tackle Caerphilly Mountain from Rhiwbina Hill, or you simply feel the need to make life difficult for yourself, here’s a climb and a half for you.

From Sophia Gardens, you head north through Llandaff, Radyr, Morganstown, Taffs Well, Treforest Estate and up into Pontypridd. Follow the signs to the golf club and buckle up, it’s about to get a little tough. Take a right onto Common Road and then a left onto Tygwyn Road.

Once you’ve reached the 1000ft mark, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s mostly downhill from here! Rejoin the Taff Trail at Nantgarw and either follow it all the way back, or take the Coryton interchange and Manor Way back, as we did.

Gavin

Bike commuter, randonneur and cat wrangler

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