Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff Bay Trail

National Assembly for Wales

A supremely satisfying 10 km loop around Cardiff’s southern waterfront, the Cardiff Bay Trail keeps runs interesting with a variety of surfaces, from concrete and brick to asphalt and bouncy boardwalk — not to mention great views from beaches, bridges, and wetlands. Runners can start anywhere along the route, but the Cardiff Bay Train Station near Canal Park is the closest access via public transportation (it’s 2 km from the city center).

Pick up the trail in Hamadryad Park, at the south end of Canal Park. Heading clockwise, the trail winds through the Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve, around the docks, and into Port Teigr. After crossing the isthmus, the trail continues along Penarth Portway and through Penarth Marina Park. Cross the Pont y Werin Bridge and turn RIGHT towards the Yacht Club to continue towards Ferry Court. Just past The Marl, turn RIGHT to cross the A4119 bridge and return along Clarence Embankment to the start. 

Add-Ons: Can run from the center of Cardiff. Best way is the Taff Embankment.

Essentials
  • 10 km (6 miles)
  • 63 meters (207 feet)
  • Hamadryad Park
  • Bae Caerdydd Cardiff Bay Train Stop. Can also run from the center of Cardiff, it's ~2 km along the Taff Embankment