GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cardiff Bay Trail

5 miles (7.7 km)

This circular cycle and walking trail takes you around Cardiff Bay along part of Sustrans National Cycle Route 8.
On the way you will pass the bay's numerous cafés, pubs, heritage sites and the International Sports Village.
The ride also crosses Pont y Werin (The People's Bridge). This pedestrian and cyclist bridge was opened in 2010 and spans the River Ely between Cardiff Bay and Penarth. Along the way there's lots of pretty marinas and often historic some tall ships to see too. Other highlights include the civil engineering marvel of the Cardiff Bay Barrage and the wildlife rich Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve. There is a boardwalk here where you can look out for birds including common reed buntings, reed warblers and sedge warblers. Also look out for the 19th century Pierhead Building, a Grade I listed building formerly used as the head office for the Great Western Railway.
The route runs for just under 5 miles on flat surfaced paths. You can continue your exercise in the city on the popular Taff Trail which will take you along the River Taff.

Cardiff Bay Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cardiff Bay Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Pont y Werin, Penarth to Cardiff

Pont y Werin, Penarth to Cardiff

Cardiff 5

Surfaced path view. The bay serves as the river mouth of the River Taff and Ely. 

Old capstan, new buildings - Cardiff Bay - - 1362126

Old capstan, new buildings

Marina, Mermaid Quay - - 470859

Marina, Mermaid Quay. The quay includes a mix of restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and services located on the waterfront.

Cardiff Bay - panoramio (5)

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Arena and International Pool

Cardiff Arena and International Pool

A4055 viaduct and marina, from Pont y Werin, Cardiff - - 1973028

A4055 viaduct and marina, from Pont y Werin, Cardiff

The Mathew (3874234672)

The Mathew


GPS Files

GPX File

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