Countryside Publications

The Forest Fawr trail which is available to dowload from our Countryside Publications

There are approximately 200 km of public rights of way in Cardiff linking all the northern areas together – some on high ground such as Pentyrch, The Garth, Tongwynlais, The Wenallt, Thornhill and Lisvane.

Cardiff has a huge variety of plants and animals that can be found throughout the city and surrounding countryside, which encompass a wide range of habitats. Look at some of the countryside publications below to find out about the history and wildlife on your doorstep!

The Countryside Codes use the family of Countryside Codes to help you prepare and enjoy safe visits to the countryside

Taff trail

There are many places to view the river along the trail. Take a moment to stop and look and listen for wildlife, you will be surprised how much you can find. There are also many interesting pieces of Public Art from the Sculpture Trail in Forest Fawr to the statues in Cardiff Bay.

Ely trail

There are many interesting historic and archaeological features along the Ely Trail. These include an Edwardian Pumping Station, the remains of a Roman Villa, and the Castle and Gardens at the National History Museum.

Rhymney Trail

If you take a walk along the River you will still see many interesting buildings and features that give you clues into Cardiff ’s past. These include listed buildings with colourful histories and a church with links to the fifth century.

Nant Fawr Trail

The Nant Fawr was once a large brook covering large areas of land and translated it means ‘The Big Brook’. It was reduced to a small stream with the erection of the Caerphilly Railway tunnel and the railway in Lisvane. Its route through the heart of the city continues to provide a green corridor for people to enjoy. It now contains a diverse collection of open spaces and hides a rich history.

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