An Afternoon Stroll Round Cardiff Bay
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Featuring iconic buildings, marinas, cultural attractions, nature reserves and much more, Cardiff Bay is a diverse waterfront surrounding a 200-hectare freshwater lake fed by the Rivers Taff and Ely and separated from the sea by a huge man-made barrage, the result of one of Europe’s largest ever civil engineering projects.
This is a very easy 6 mile circular walk along paved footpaths, round the bay from Butetown, passing through the Cardiff Bay Wetlands, International Sports Village, Penarth Marina and over Cardiff Bay Barrage.
The end point of the walk is ideally placed to follow the event with some food and drink in one of the many restaurants, cafes or bars in Mermaid Quay.
What to bring
It can get quite windy on the bay, particularly on the barrage so you'll need warm waterproof clothes, a hat to keep your ears warm and some comfortable footwear. Sturdy trainers are ideal - the whole route is on paved footpaths.
Food & drink
This is a short walk so you shouldn't need too much to eat/drink.
However there are not many places to grab a drink on the way round and it is January so it may be worth bringing a hot flask and a couple of snacks to keep you going.
The end of the walk will be an ideal opportunity to head to one of the many restaurants, cafes or bars in Mermaid Quay to socialise and continue the afternoon in style.