This route explores some of the countryside around Marshfield. In places unspoilt, with sheep and cows grazing, while in other parts suffers from the proximity of the built up area squeezed between Cardiff and Newport. It is not walked often, so can be quite overgrown, but some secluded places with extensive views across the levels make this worth exploring, as it is quite different from most of the Cardiff surroundings.
Distance: 5 km (3 miles)
Start Point: Marshfield village hall [Grid Ref ST258816 ]
Maps: Landranger 171, Explorer 152
Getting there from Cardiff Central:
by bus: From Newport the infrequent 31 service goes to Marshfield (not Sunday). From Cardiff there is no service. Best option is to take a 30 (Cardiff / Newport) bus to Castleton, and start the walk at point E (Castleton village hall).
by car: Take the A48 (not A48M) to Castleton.Turn right to Marshfield and on reaching the village, right into St Mellons road. Either of two left turns leads to the village hall.