Try the taff trail at Pontypridd:
get a local OS map................I run out around gwaelod y garth sometimes..........the garth is a good climb..........also caerphilly mountain can be joined up with the woods by castle coch and you can run along the ridgeway towards rudry with good views of the valleys and cardiff..............
you can also have a good run around the eglisywlyn mountain which ie the one between Ponty and the rhymney valley and for an extra climb there is a hidden valley inbetween...........
with the local OS maps you can do most of the running off road with just some small links on the minor roads........
when I go off road i slow right down..i run from about 7 to 20 odd miles and take a long time as I walk up all the up hills and then run the flats and down........
I'm not sure where you means exactly by the caerphilly woods..but if you park at the carpark on top of caerphilly mountain...you can do one loop that will take you along the ridgeway over craigY allt and down to the upper taff trail...then past castellcoch and up through forrest fawr and back on one of many routes to caerphilly mountain................
Or you can go out eastward following the ridegway path acorss the ridge.......
there is a snack bar there
this map doesn't include the ridgeway walk.....will have alook for one
if you have a look at this site it can give you some ideas and maps of the area around caerphilly
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