Cycling to Castell Coch

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We’ve been doing a lot more cycling lately, especially since we got a toddler seat for my husband’s bike, and the weather perked up enough for us to take the bikes out without fear of freezing to death.

We’re so lucky that we live close to the Taff Trail, a lovely, flat scenic route along the River Taff from Brecon to Cardiff Bay. It really is gorgeous.

On a lovely sunny Sunday recently we joined the Taff Trail at Radyr and cycled away from Cardiff. We turned right off the Taff Trail at the Lewis Arms in Tongwynlais, cycling up the steep road leading to the entrance to Castell Coch.

I couldn’t carry on cycling once we got inside the castle grounds – it really is steep and even pushing my bike was exhausting. Plenty of people were cycling up though, hats off to them! But not long and we reached the castle itself and had a lovely picnic on the lawn in front. (For those less energetically minded, you can drive up there too).

Coming back was far easier – mostly downhill – and we stopped off at Gelynis Farm in Morganstown for an ice cream on the way back (I highly recommend the peanut butter flavour – yum!) The farm entrance is well signposted over a little bridge off the Taff Trail.

A lovely sunny day.

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