Disabled Access, Wheelchair walks, Easy Access, Access for All, Mobility, Walks on Wheels, Miles without Stiles - whatever the term the following is all about accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of Merthyr Tydfil
Walks Greenspaces and Countryside
Cyfarthfa Park (Merthyr Tydfil) - also see this site - Park is fully accessible. Wheelchair entrance for museum at side with buzzer. Chairlift to basement displays. Induction loop fitted at museum reception. Disabled toilets in museum & at splashpad. Disabled play equipment at splashpad. Sensory garden in Park. also see southwalesgardens.org
Garwnant Visitor Centre (Merthyr Tydfil) - The visitor centre has a café, gift shop and play area. Close to the centre are several forest walks and an easy access trail running alongside a stream with platforms over a pond.
Joseph Parry's Cottage - the ground floor is accessible to disabled users. The toilet is small and has not been adapted for disabled use. There are large print guides available, and information is given verbally by a guide for the visually impaired.
Llwyn-on Reservoir walk (Merthyr Tydfil) -A stone dust path runs parallel to the A470 on the east side of the reservoir. This path starts from several roadside lay-bys with lakeside picnic areas, close to some accessible fishing spots.
Parc Taf Bargoed - The park has facilities for all abilities and can be used for fishing, cycling, walking, horse riding and is easily accessed from the Celtic Trail, which runs through the site.
Pontsticill Reservoir - This is a popular area and is a good site for watching birds. The Brecon Mountain Railway and Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club are on the eastern side of the reservoir
Taf Fechan Forest & Boardwalk (Pontsticill) - A wide boardwalk winds its way through a wooded, wetland area to 2 ponds with viewing platforms.
Willow walk - Garwnant Visitor Centre (Merthyr Tydfil) - We have revamped this gentle all-ability trail to include a number of stream crossings. Start from the car park passing large trees. Carry on to cross three bridges and go through a willow tunnel before returning to the front of the centre.
Other Useful Links
Disabled Access Fishing Venues in Merthyr Tydfil - Details of local venues
Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club - We have limited facilities on site for disabled sailors.