Choice of Start Points: GR 121772 The Plymouth Arms has a large car park (obtain permission first), serves good fare and has recently been refurbished as a theme pub. GR 119771 The Museum of Welsh Life, formerly called the Welsh Folk Museum, also has a large car park and warrants a days visit in itself. Be warned, the car park closes at 5p.m. An easy walk, with some moderate slopes. Some parts can be quite muddy in winter.
Distance: 7 km (4.5 miles)
Difficulty: Grade E
Start Point: see text [Grid Ref ]
Maps: Landranger 171, Explorer 151
Getting there from Cardiff Central:
by bus: Service 32 from the Central Bus station.
by car: out of city on A4119. At traffic lights on Penhill, just after Cathedral Road ends, do not turn right but go straight through onto Pencisely Road. Carry straight on through next traffic lights to Waungron Road; through yet another set of traffic lights, across Western Avenue, onto St. Fagans Road, straight through Fairwater to a point where, in sight of St. Fagans castle walls, you reach the top of a hill bearing left downhill. Here turn right for the Plymouth Arms or carry on down the hill for the Museum of Welsh Life.