Peterston-super-ElyCardiff

Petcar three
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By Lucyhammond on 02 May 2021


Distance

14km/9mi

Ascent

158m

Descent

181m

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Description

This route is the same as PETCAR ONE but corrected for where the original gpx file wanders across corners and the river and isn't clear. It also has a slight alteration in the final part of the route to Cardiff Central Station to accommodate the fact that the original trace shows a route which is currently closed because of construction works

This route is the same as PETCAR ONE but corrected for where the original gpx file wanders across corners and the river and isn't clear. It also has a slight alteration in the final part of the route to Cardiff Central Station to accommodate the fact that the original trace shows a route which is currently closed because of construction works

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Reviews - 4

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (4)

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Grade 5: Route includes technical and arduous terrain where there may be potentially impassable barriers if the correct equipment is not used or barriers which require assistance to overcome. Potential barriers must be photographed and described.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Maybe present Public toilet (1)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Maybe present Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Maybe present Crops encroaching on path (1)
Maybe present Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Maybe present Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

Narrowest part of path: no data

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

30.0% of the route is on roads (1)

50.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

50.0% of the route is paved (1)

30.0% of the route is muddy (1)

40.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

5.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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5X May 2021 by Lucyhammond
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Start and end points

Peterston-super-Ely
Grid Ref ST0847476514
Lat / Lon 51.48015° / -3.31939°
Easting / Northing 308,474E / 176,514N
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Cardiff
Grid Ref ST1824075910
Lat / Lon 51.47622° / -3.17865°
Easting / Northing 318,240E / 175,910N
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reviews


Sabina and Dingo dog

31 May 2022 Spring

We started this route from Peterston. Peterston itself is a failry quiet village but has two pubs and a shop. The route started on a country lane and then headed down a footpath. The foot path was narrow and a little over grown in places but generally easy to follow. Could get a bit boggy in winter, so recommend walking boots/trail shoes for then. It then came out onto country lanes again near St Georges-super- ely for a short distance and then a left turn across a cow field. We then cross the bridge under a bridge! and the route followed a fenced off track alongside a field. Easy to follow route and god under foot. Only one stile so far too!. We then crossed under the dual carriageway and headed across open fields past St Fagans. A lovely river stop by St Fagans for a cool off or picnic! We came out of the park onto some country lanes, then into some forestry. We altered the route slightly and followed the marked footpath to Cardiff road as the route seemed to take us through a field with no access. Then there was a long slog on the road but nice wide pavements and the route then took us past Llandaff Cathedral into Bute park. The route was lovely from here, the path runs alongside the river Taff and it is a nice flat path with good footing suitable for all abilities and took us all the way into Cardiff. A really enjoyable route, worth persevering with the slightly overgrown path at the start!.


Polls78

30 May 2022 Spring

This is a really nice route, we ran it as part of the May 2022 swarm. More off-road than expected (which was great!). Lots of stiles, so if you have a dog (which we did) make sure it can do stiles on it's own, or you can hoist it over!
The by-way out of Peterston is really nice, but muddy underfoot in places so probably need wellies in the winter.
The footpath alongside the drive up to St Fagans museum is shown on the maps as crossing the drive, but it didn't - just stay on the same side of the fence and follow along. Just before you leave that footpath there's a spot which looks *perfect* for a dip in the river, sadly we couldn't try it out as there was already someone there when we went past!
On leaving St Fagans village you'll come to junction of three footpaths. The marked route takes you straight on. We actually took the footpath to the right and followed it through the woods - there are lots of small tracks but just follow your nose and keep on the main path. It brings you to the same point, and the woods are lovely and shady (especially 17sh miles into a run on a hot day!). Unsure if this was a mapping error or if there was a particular reason to suggest a different route there.
There's a bit of an unavoidable slog along the main road from Fairwater, but there's pavement all the way and it didn't take us too long. Then it's a pleasant run alongside the river all the way into Bute Park and the center of Cardiff.
Overall, this is a great route, varied, not very hilly, beautiful views, nice woodlands. Just watch out for many stiles! Would be a 5 star route if there was a way of avoiding the main road but I can't see an obvious one on the maps. Enjoy!.


Lucyhammond

02 May 2021 Spring

This is a great route which is very picturesque in parts. It comes with a seasonal warning - there are two parts (at the start and just before St Fagans) that could be very muddy if conditions haven't been dry and may not be suitable for the winter. The first doesn't have an easy alternative and is a single file path. It is easy to avoid the second by using the metalled road beside it.
The route is mainly easy to navigate and not very challenging but would not be suitable for wheels. Two areas to be careful with for navigation - 1. after St George's church go past the gate to the field which has barbed wire on it, this isn't the foothpath, it is tucked into the hedge a few metres on with a style to access the field, 2. when entering the woods between St Fagans and Fairwater there are numerous paths but you need to turn right and follow the gpx and you'll be fine.


Ianstanden

02 May 2021 Spring

A really nice route with potential for improvement. Repairs are needed to a couple of the sign and styles. Parts of the route are muddy in May so would be difficult to cross in winter without some serious boots on. However there are some views over beautiful countryside and a lovely way to enter the city of Cardiff on foot.


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