St Mellons - Michaelstone y Fedw - Cefn Mably Circular
NB Sections of this walk have become out of date and are due to be revised. The route may be hard to follow.
Much of this walk is along roads, most of which are private or minor, but nonetheless the walk is muddy in parts and stout shoes should be worn.
Distance: 12 km (7 miles)
Difficulty: Grade D
Start Point: Bus Stop in St Mellons village [Grid Ref ST229813 ]
Maps: Landranger 171, Explorer 151, 152
Getting there from Cardiff Central:
by bus: Services 61A, 62, 62B and C, 65, 65B and C. Get off at terminus in St. Mellons and find your way to Tyr Winch Road.
by car: east out of Cardiff on the old A48, Newport Road to St. Mellons. Tyr Winch Road goes off to the left just before the centre of the village.
Alternatively, you can leave a message on our Facebook page Current comments about the route:
Second gate in paragraph B (as mentioned in previous comment) now _very_ overgrown. Be prepared for thick nettles and vicious brambles. Slightly easier access 100m to the right, over a fallen barbed-wire fence via a dirt mound.
Fingerpost in paragraph C appears to have been relocated to almost opposite Cefn Mably Arms, through sectioned-off area beside houses and over a stile.
Field in paragraph D contained two very friendly, playful horses. Felt in some danger of being mugged for sugar cubes.
Paragraph F: Did not see stile after third gate, just a series of newish gates past lodge. Glasshouses not really visible due to trees.
Path in paragraph G no longer blocked.Sam - 2011-06-04
Did this walk today (11/7/10). Some of it is quite overgrown - by the gates mentioned in the 2nd paragraph. Also when we got to Michaelstone y Fedw, we could not find the fingerpost marking the path down a driveway though there was a stile leading into a garden where the path may have been rerouted. - 2010-07-11