Widened footways, more pedestrian crossings in useful places, slower traffic and less clutter on the streets are all helping Cardiff to make an environment that is better for walking.

Cardiff also has a really good choice of green spaces offering traffic free walking routes which are ideal for commuting and for leisure.

Key routes for walking and cycling in Cardiff include:

  • The Rhymney Trail – which runs for 3.5km connecting Rhymney and Llanrumney in the east with Llanedyrn and Pentwyn in the west, via Rhymney Hill Gardens.
  • The Ely Trail – which links St Fagans to the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay, where it joins the Bay Trail.
  • The Bay Trail – a circular 10km trail which takes in the bay attractions, Pont y Werin and the barrage.
  • The Nant Fawr trail – which provides a pleasant walk, connecting Waterloo gardens in the south with the Ridgeway Walk in the north.
  • And finally, the historic Taff Trail – that 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.

More information about Cardiff Parks can be found here.