Planning Your Journey
Widened footways, more pedestrian crossings in useful places, slower traffic and less clutter on the streets are all helping Cardiff to have a really good pedestrian friendly environment.
Cardiff also has a great choice of green spaces offering traffic free walking routes which are convenient for commuting and for leisure:
- Cardiff Parks cardiff.gov.uk/parks
- The Rhymney Trail runs for 3.5km connecting the areas of Rhymney and Llanrumney in the east with Llanedyrn and Pentwyn in the west, via Rhymney Hill Gardens.
- The Ely Trail links St Fagans to the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay, where it connects to the Bay Trail.
- The Bay Trail is a circular 10K trail which takes in the bay attractions via Pont y Werin and the barrage.
- The Nant Fawr trail provides a pleasant walk, connecting Waterloo gardens in the south with the Ridgeway Walk in the north.
- And finally, the historic Taff Trail runs north to south along the banks of the River Taff, linking Cardiff Bay, the city centre and Bute Park, running 89km in total and ending in the heart of Brecon.
The Countryside Publications page gives more detail on these routes.
www.cardiffwalkingforhealth.org also has series of leisurely walks in different areas of the city.
You will also find resources at: www.cardifframblers.org.uk/mylinks.html and maps of walking routes at www.outdoorcardiff.com.
You may even want to take up the walking challenge at www.cardiffwalkingforhealth.org/English/walkcardiff.html!