GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dinas Powys Walks

4 miles (6 km)

This village (also known as Dinas Powis) is located a few miles from Cardiff in the Vale of Glamorgan. It's an attractive village with a number of listed buildings, some peaceful local woods and a river running through it. The village has a nice rural feel and includes alarge village common and some nice pubs. This makes it a popular day trip for people coming from Cardiff.
This circular walk from the village visits Dinas Powys Woods, the neighbouring village of Michelston-le-Pit and the Cadoxton River at Cwrt-yr-ala.
The walk starts in the village, near to the train station. From here you pick up footpaths heading north through the woods to the river. Here you can see the Salmon Leaps, soome pretty lakes and a series of rushing weirs. The route then heads east to visit the little village of Michelston-le-Pit. The village is built near the confluence of two small streams, which join to form theCadoxton River.
From here you head south, following the river back to the village, passing the remains of the castle on the way.

Dinas Powys OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dinas Powys Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head to the Star Inn for some post walk refreshments. They do good food and have a nice cosy interior with a log fire. There's also an outdoor area if the weather is good. You can find them on Station Road with a postcode of CF64 4DE for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woods and river trails are a nice one to do with your dog. The Star Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east of the village and you can visit the neighbouring town of Penarth. The Penarth Walk will take you to the lovely Cosmeston Lakes Country Park. The park has a series of waterside walking trails with lots of wildlife to see on the water.


Cadoxton River, Dinas Powys - - 5071260

Cadoxton River, Dinas Powys. Flowing towards the camera on the north side of an A4055 Cardiff Road bridge. About 8km long, the streamlike Cadoxton River is one of the shortest rivers (so named) in Wales.

War memorial at Dinas Powys - - 3435727

A view of the War memorial at Dinas Powys. Located on the green in the centre of the village.

Weirs and lakes at Cwrt-yr-ala. - - 383766

Weirs and lakes at Cwrt-yr-ala. A number of public footpaths can be found in this area of The Vale Of Glamorgan and popular with walkers.

Weir - - 383779

Weir at Cwrt-yr-ala in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Houses at Cwrt-yr-ala - - 383786

Houses at Cwrt-yr-ala. Entering Cwrt-yr-ala from Michaelston-le-Pit.

Michelston-le-Pit Village Green, Vale of Glamorgan - - 275814

Michelston-le-Pit Village Green, Vale of Glamorgan. This small village carries no through traffic, being at the end of a "Cul de sac" about a mile from the nearest main road

Dinas Powys Parish Hall - - 5072626

Dinas Powys Parish Hall. Viewed across Britway Road. Built in 1907 in the Arts and Crafts style. Grade II listed in 2002.

Dinas Powys Methodist Church, Dinas Powys - - 5070221

Dinas Powys Methodist Church. Viewed across Station Road in August 2016. The information board states that the church entrance is now from Mount Road. The church is part of the Vale of Glamorgan Methodist Circuit, a group of ten Methodist churches in the southern part of the old county of Glamorgan, between Cardiff and Bridgend.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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