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Taff trail Merthyr to Brecon westerly route

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Distance
20.92 mi
Elevation gain
1,991 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
1,998 ft
Max elevation
1,451 ft
TrailRank 
28
Min elevation
360 ft
Trail type
One Way
Time
9 hours 4 minutes
Coordinates
2618
Uploaded
February 13, 2017
Recorded
February 2017
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near Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (United Kingdom)

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Itinerary description

This section of the Taff Trail starts at Merthyr railway station and ends at Brecon. It is the westerly route via Storey Arms that is for walkers only. It passes a number of historic sites near Merthyr before climbing up the Taff valley passing three reservoirs, woods and moors to reach Storey Arms. From there it is downhill to Brecon mainly along single track roads. A blog of the route can be found here http://johnpontafftrail.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/merthyr-tydfil-to-brecon-via-storey-arms.html

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