The walk starts at a Victorian Manor House, built in the early 1860s by George Insole, a shipping and coal magnate. It involves some road and lane walking but is mostly across fields or along a disused railway track. It ends at St Fagan's Church: opposite the church is the entrance to the Plymouth Arms. The Plymouth Arms is a pleasant pub with an interesting history which serves a good variety of pub food, all day. Diagonally opposite the front entrance to the Plymouth is an entrance to the National History Museum, well worth a visit www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans/.
Distance: 5 km (3 miles)
Start Point: Insole Court [Grid Ref ST151777 ]
Maps: Landranger 171, Explorer 151
Getting there from Cardiff Central:
by bus: Getting there:
(i) 33 or 33A from Central Station to Rookwood Hospital. At the stop walk back along the Fairwater Road and the entrance to Insole Court is about 80 metres on the right.
(ii) 61 from Central Station to Waungron Shops. At the stop get off and cross the road to the shops. Pass either side to the back of the shops where you will find a path through Insole Place to Western Avenue. Cross the avenue using the pedestrian lights and go 30 metres up Insole Grove East. Turn right into Vaughan Avenue and in 30 metres turn left into through 2 gates into the South Drive of Insole Court.
32 from the bus stop between the Plymouth Arms and the National History Museum or a stop at the main entrance to the Museum back to Waungron shops.