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Discover the wild side of Cardiff

Spring is the ideal time to discover the beauty of Cardiff’s glorious countryside, Outdoor Cardiff suggests a few of the top spots to see the capital in full bloom.

(Outdoor Cardiff)

After getting through the gloomy dark days of Winter, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of nature and Cardiff has plenty to offer. Spring is the perfect season to see wild Cardiff in all it’s glory and there are lots of walking trails to choose from, whether you’re walking alone or with friends or family, Cardiff is guaranteed to brighten up your day.

Parc Cefn Onn

Download the Love Exploring App and discover a range of quiz trails and guided tours that are fun to do and free to use. Check out the Spring Walk which features 15 seasonal trees. Along the way, you will enjoy a carpet of spring flowers and enjoy the exotic Camellias, Rhododendrons and Azaleas. To keep the little ones entertained, there are augmented reality Dinosaur and mini beast trails too.

A new access option in the park is now available using the off-road tramper hire. Cardiff Council has teamed up with Countryside Mobility to manage the two outdoor mobility scooters at Parc Cefn Onn. There are two routes available through the park, you can do a full loop within 1 hour. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, we recommend taking at least 2 hours. Become a member to hire the trampers and have access to all other Countryside Mobility locations across the UK.

How to get there

The park is open from 7am until 30 minutes before sunset.

Lisvane & Thornhill Train station (About 5 min walk from the station to the park / 0.2mi)

Cardiff Bus stop (Bus no.28, 29)

Car parking available on site


North Cardiff Woodlands

Why not treat yourself with a cuppa or something more after your walk.

Gwaelod y Garth woodlands offer a variety of landscapes from the woodlands, meadows and up to the top of the Garth with a stunning view across the valley. The Gwaelod y Garth Inn is dog friendly and offers plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to refresh after your hearty walk.

How to get there

Taffs Well Train station

Cardiff Bus no.136 or Adventure Travel bus no.G1

On street car parking


(Outdoor Cardiff)

Fforest Fawr & The Wenallt

There are plenty of trails to choose from and the wooden sculpture trail in Fforest Fawr is one place you won’t want to miss. The Wenallt always provides a vibrant display of blue bells through the Beech Woodland. Learn more about the history of the area on the Love Exploring App or find some enormous augmented reality dinosaurs and mini beasts. Before you leave, check out the new Kerbside Café in front of the Tongwynlais Village Hall that offers a variety of tasty treats to keep you going and dog treats too for your furry friends.

How to get there

Cardiff Bus no.21 or Stagecoach bus to Tongwynlais no.132 or no.26

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Wenallt car park What3Words ///such.hike.ozone

Castell Coch car parking available for visitors to the castle.

JOIN OUR Free Guided Walk at Cors Crychydd Reen


Coast Path Walk

Date: 29/05/2024Time: 10am – 2:30pm

Beginning at Parc Tredelerch, we will join the Coast Path at Cors Crychydd Reen and head down to the seawall. With clear views across the Severn Estuary, keep your eyes open for plenty of wildlife! We will turn around at the old Sea Wall Pumping House and retrace our steps back to Parc Tredelerch. Bring a packed lunch and binoculars for bird watching. 

Discover more Cardiff walking trails and to download the free Love Exploring app visit


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