Friday, 1 September 2017

Walking by the Water

Hello

Thanks for visiting.

We're in Cardiff again, enjoying another walk on a lovely sunny day.

There are no shortage of open spaces and parks in Cardiff and Bute Park and Arboretum in particular is beautiful.  Walking through the Pontcanna Fields, the avenue of 100 disease resistant elms makes an impressive sight.  They were planted there in 2004 to mark Cardiff's centenary as a city and it's golden jubilee as its Capital of Wales in 2005.



Following the tree lined path, you soon come to the Blackweir Footbridge over the River Taff.  A popular meeting spot for a picnic, a dip or to feed the ducks, it was buzzing.


Carrying on along the path in the 146 acre park you come across the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama situated on the edge of Bute Park, their Richard Burton Theatre  looks very impressive.


You never know what you might find.


Following the Taff through the park takes you past beautiful herbaceous borders, bridges and cafes until you reach the Castle as the park was part of the Castle grounds but we'll have a look at the castle another time.  Crossing over Castle Street, the Taff continues through the City and it isn't long till you reach the Millennium Stadium with its wooden walkway and artwork.







The river continues on until the Bay but we are taking a detour to the Bute East Dock with its small feeder canal that winds through the houses just to finish off with a look at the wildflowers.







Time for another cup of tea.

Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. Lookslike a fascinating walk with so many different things to see along the way:)

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    1. You can't beat a river walk, can you. 😊

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  2. Lovely open spaces and the light looks wonderful x

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    1. It was a particularly lovely day, we were very lucky. x

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  3. A great walk, canals are so fascinating.

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    1. This would wound its way through the houses. I wonder if it freezes in the Winter.

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  4. I am really enjoying these Cardiff posts, it's such a lovely city and you have certainly seen a lot of it. Thanks for sharing it with us. You should be sponsored by the Tourist Board! x

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    1. That's good, we were only there 3 nights but when you walk there's always something new to see. There are still more posts to come. I wouldn't mind a bit of sponsorship, not very likely though! 😊

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