National Cycle Route 8

National Cycle Route 8

Coordinates: 53°18′32″N 4°37′59″W / 53.309°N 4.633°W / 53.309; -4.633

Route 8 sign near Harlech, North Wales

National Cycle Route 8 (or NCR 8) is a route of the National Cycle Network, running from Cardiff to Holyhead. The route passes through the heart of Wales, and is also known by its Welsh name Lôn Las Cymru (Welsh: Wales' Blue Lane). It is largely north-south from Holyhead to Cardiff and Chepstow, and in total measures some 400 km (250 mi) in length. Some of its route follows the trackbed of former railway lines, such as Lôn Las Menai, Lôn Eifion, the Mawddach Trail and the Taff Trail.

Contents

Route


Cardiff to Brecon

This largely follows the Taff Trail:

Cardiff | Pontypridd | Abercynon | Merthyr Tydfil | Brecon


Alternative: Chepstow to Glasbury

Lon Las Cymru provides an alternative south route for those coming into Wales from the Severn Bridge, following Route 42 from Chepstow to Glasbury, where it joins Route 8:

Chepstow | Usk | Abergavenny | Glasbury

There is also a small loop at the top of Route 42 providing links to Hay-on-Wye.


Brecon to Machynlleth

Brecon | Talgarth | Glasbury | Erwood | Builth Wells | Newbridge on Wye | Llanwrthwl | Rhayader | Llangurig | Llanidloes | Staylittle | Machynlleth


Machynlleth to Porthmadog

Machynlleth | Dolgellau | Trawsfynydd | Penrhyndeudraeth | Porthmadog


Porthmadog to Holyhead

Porthmadog | Penygroes | Caernarfon | Bangor | Holyhead


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