Radyr Woods and Glamorgan Canal
An easy, mostly level walk, taking in Radyr Woods, Hailey Park, the last surviving section of the Glamorgan Canal and a final stretch along the River Taff. A more up to date description of this route is available in our walks leaflet series.
Distance: 8 km (5 miles)
Difficulty: Grade D
Start Point: Radyr station car park [Grid Ref ST135804 ]
Maps: Landranger 171, Explorer 151
Getting there from Cardiff Central:
by bus: No. 33 or 133 from Central Bus Station to main street, Heol Isaf in Radyr, then turn right, down Station Road to the station.
by car: through Llandaff and out of Cardiff on the A4119 Llantrisant Road. Turn right onto B4262, Heol Isaf, signposted "Radyr". After 1 kilometre turn right into Station Road. Carry straight on to the bottom of the hill, and the car park is on the left.
by train: from Cardiff Central on either Pontypridd or City Line to Radyr Station.
Alternatively, you can leave a message on our Facebook page Current comments about the route:
have to complain about the dogs and cyclists scaring the wild away thus making my day fruitless - 2011-03-16
I agree with your comments. This walk is infested with cyclists with a bad attitude! - 2009-03-30
Totally agree; although nice park and could potentially be a nice walk for my dog and I, we have had some close calls with collisions with the cyclists. They just have no respect or thought for anyone else using the walks in that area! Its almost like, get out of my way or be sorry! Real shame.Mandy - 2009-03-17
Accurately described, but you left out an important piece of information. This walk is infested with cyclists. Fast ones, rude ones, wobbly ones, little ones constantly whizzing through. The bits where they couldn't be were fine, good even.Martin & Joe - 2008-09-20