Walk & cycle

Cardiff Bay Trail

The circular trail for cyclists and walkers is 10km (6.2 miles) long. It runs around the Bay and across to the seaside town of Penarth via Pont Y Werin, a 140m bridge providing a link for pedestrians and cyclists between Penarth and the International Sports Village.

Along the trail, you can enjoy Cardiff’s rich heritage, see historic landmarks, such as the Norwegian Church, alongside iconic buildings like the world renowned Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd, the Welsh Assembly’s building. The vibrant waterfront cafés, bars and restaurants give the Bay a special, unique appeal.

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Barrage embankment

Boasting views across Cardiff Bay and the Severn Estuary, the picturesque Barrage embankment provides a safe pedestrian and cycle route. The Barrage is accessible from Penarth at one end and a bridge next to the Norwegian Church at the other.

The route takes walkers and cyclists past the Barrage locks, bridges, sluice gates and fish pass. There’s also a children’s play park, ice cream outlets, adiZone sports facility, Skate Plaza and a large landscaped area, which provides the perfect spot for a picnic with family and friends.

Take a virtual tour of Cardiff Bay

Planning a trip to Cardiff Bay? AroundCardiff.co.uk allows you to explore the area before you arrive! Just click on the interactive labels to enter buildings, such as Wales Millennium Centre, the Senedd and Techniquest, or drop down into Mermaid Quay and hop across to the Norwegian Church.

Walk & cycle