Keep Britain Tidy’s annual People’s Choice Awards give the public the opportunity to vote for their preferred Green Flag park or green space in the UK.
Whether you enjoy visiting green spaces to play football, walk the dog, exercise or simply get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, if you think your favourite deserves to win an award, then vote now and spread the word!
Flat Holm Island
Not strictly in Cardiff, but just five miles off the coast, the stunning island of Flat Holm is a different world with a wealth of history and wildlife. Since the Dark Ages, the island has been a retreat for monks and acted as a sanctuary for Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, silver miners and smugglers. It’s perhaps most famous for receiving the first ever radio message across water by Guglielmo Marconi in 1897.
Day or residential trips are available by boat, complete with free guided tours and a visit to The Gull and Leek, Wales’ most southerly pub.
Vote here: www.greenflagaward.org/park-summary/?park=2929
Cardiff Bay Barrage
Perfect for a relaxing stroll or bike ride, the Barrage embankment is situated in a stunning maritime setting and offers spectacular views over Cardiff Bay and the Severn Estuary. Thanks to its flat gradient and lack of steps, it’s accessible for all visitors.
A variety of leisure activities take place along the Barrage embankment at the children’s play area, Skate Plaza and adiZone outdoor gym. You can take it easy by making a pit-stop at Café Hafren for a latte and slice of cake, against a beautiful backdrop. You’ll also be greeted by the Enormous Crocodile (installed to mark the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations), who boasts the biggest smile in the Bay!
Vote here: www.greenflagaward.org/park-summary/?park=955
Cardiff Bay Wetland Reserve
The Cardiff Bay Wetland Reserve is an area of approximately 8 hectares, located on the northern shore of Cardiff Bay between St David’s Hotel and the River Taff. Easily accessible via a gravel walkway and boardwalk, the reserve supports a rich diversity of plants and animals, including invertebrates, fish and other wildlife. A viewing area extends out over the water, which provides the perfect location for bird watching.
Voting closes on 30 September. Thank you!