Cardiff Outdoor Activities Guide - Taff Trail


Cardiff Outdoor activities gives you a taste for things to do outdoors. Fantastic if you are thinking of organising a stag do or a hen do! It include opportunities for paintball, clay pigeon shooting and quad bikes.

Many of us just want to find a great idea to enjoy the outdoors in and around Cardiff. The Taff trail runs from Cardiff To Brecon 55 miles and is a well recognised  cycling and mountain biking location, a terrific choice if you want hiking, walking or cycling on your doorstep in and around Cardiff. It can be exploited as part of a cycle route round the bay.


Cardiff Outdoor Activities Guide - Explore the Hills


Cardiff being the major city in South Wales became so successful due to its position as a port for exporting coal and steel from the valleys, these valleys and hills provide massive opportunities for Cardiff outdoor activities.

One of the more restful of Cardiff outdoor activities is to visit one of several nature trails the council has been bringing online.

It is one of the simplest of Cardiff outdoor activities in that you simply get out and have a walk. Cardiff city council has been increasing the opportunities to do this by setting up a series of Cardiff nature trails in the Cardiff area.

There is pressure on local authorities to get adults and children partaking in Cardiff outdoor activities to combat obesity. The Biodiversity & Nature department is helping by increasing the number of Cardiff nature trails. Walking can also be part of a romantic programme and has even been suggested as part of a Valentines day program !

 These Cardiff outdoor activities are made fun for all the family by a series of metal signs showing information about various plants and animals. These become part of the fun as they can also be used as rubbings to develop a set of images whilst introducing nature. These can be added to in of the Wildlife Explorers Trail booklet.  This is becoming one of the most popular Cardiff outdoor activities and there are now five trails available. The programme is in its infancy and more are to be added in the future.

Some of these are nature orientated activities can be combined with fishing, particularly carp fishing, which has several lakes of high quality and is fast becoming one of the most popular of Cardiff outdoor activities

Cardiff outdoor activities include some great biking routes in the bay and on the Taff trail and also mountain biking activities on the 'ridge', the escarpment leading up to Caerphilly mountain.

Superbly constructed routes with  fast downhill sections are to be found a short drive away at Cwm Carn and Afan Argoed in Glyncorwyg, the later is a bit further but if you like it long fast and technical it is a must to visit.


Cardiff Outdoor Activities Guide - Getting Wet !

If you fancy coasteering S Wales has brilliant coastline Quest Adventures offer organised trips to a variety of locations along with loads of other activities as well. Including gorge walking, surfing , mountain adventures, kayaking, rafting and bush craft.

If you stay within the city boundaries you can find some great water based  Cardiff Outdoor Activities in Cardiff Bay itself. Cardiff Bay has a large array of boat trips that range from self operation to a high speed thrill trip around the Bay of just a meander in a cruise boat setting off from Mermaid Quay.


Cardiff Outdoor Activities Guide - Air Sports

Those who participate in air sports will know the geography and wind direction are pretty much critical to a good session.

It so happens that South Wales has several locations that meet these criteria, the are some excellent bluffs in the Abergavenny, Hay on Wye area. These make an excellent base activities for a stag party or a hen party with Cardiff as the base for the night out, particularly with its fantastic array of pubs and restaurants.

If you want to be airborne for your Cardiff outdoor activities then you have the option of hang gliding, paragliding or skydiving. Increasingly kite surfing is gaining traction as a way to combine wind thrills and water.

Add to that airports in Cardiff and Swansea and away you go. Not on your doorstep but all possible with a short drive.


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