Pontyclun Community History Trail

Our Community has a number of interesting and historical buildings across the whole of our community. Whilst we know that our built up areas have been around less than 200 years there is evidence of occupation going back centuries

The Community Council is now starting to put together a History trail across our Community.

This will be a phased programme

Phase 1 – identifying our historic locations

Using our local knowledge, online sources and local historians we are identifying places in our community which have a historic interest to them. This could be because of its age or from a link with a historic figure.

So far we have identified and collated some information on over 40 local sites and are busy placing these onto our website. You can see how things are going here

Phase 2 – Highlighting our history

We are arranging to develop some History point markers which we will place at locations near to the historic points. These include a QR code which if you access via your phone will bring up the information about what you can see. These will start going up from spring 2022

Phase 3 – Developing walking trails

Once our markers have been sited we will be able to create circular history trails for people to walk around and learn about the local areas. The aim will be for the trails to be relatively short, perhaps about an hour long and with an opportunity to expand by linking 2 or more together.

We expect trails to be at Pontyclun, Talygarn/Brynsadler , Groesfaen/Mwyndy and up to 3 around Miskin/Pantaquesta