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Taf Fechan Trail

Taf Fechan Trail (Owl’s Grove)

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Distance: 1¼ miles/1.9 kilometres
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Trail information: Cross the road from the car park to start the trail. The trail has some uneven and muddy sections, a short descent through trees and a section of forest road. The path is very wet underfoot after bad weather – wear appropriate footwear. There is a bench along the route.

This circular trail goes through tall conifer trees alongside the bubbling Taf Fechan River and, after a short section of forest road, it returns to the car park along a path through the woodland.

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How to get here


Taf Fechan Forest is 9 miles North of Merthyr Tydfil.

It is in the county of Powys.

Ordnance Survey (OS) map

Taf Fechan Forest is on OS Explorer OL 12.

The OS grid reference is SO 048 162.


From Merthyr Tydfil, follow the brown and white signs towards the Brecon Mountain Railway.

Continue past the railway station and, after 1½ miles, turn right at the T-junction towards Talybont-on-Usk. Follow signs for Talybont-on-Usk and the car park is on the right.

Find out more here. 


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