Dinas Powis

South Glamorgan


Slow Ways linking Dinas Powis and Barry, Cardiff, Penarth, Peterston-super-Ely

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Dinas Powis’s four Slow Ways: 75%

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 3/4
and surveyed: 1/4

Help connect Dinas Powis

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Dinas Powis’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Dinas Powis from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Barry—Dinas Powis
Bardin one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 53m Descent 56m
Barry—Dinas Powis
Bardin two Survey me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 68m Descent 62m
Barry—Dinas Powis
Bardin three Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 84m Descent 90m
Dinas Powis—Cardiff
Dincar one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 169m Descent 174m
Dinas Powis—Cardiff
Dincar two

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 151m Descent 158m
Dinas Powis—Cardiff
Dincar three

Review me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 157m Descent 163m
Dinas Powis—Cardiff
Dincar four

Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Dinas Powis—Cardiff
Dincar five Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Dinas Powis—Cardiff
Dincar six Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 185m Descent 190m
Dinas Powis—Penarth
Dinpen one Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 77m Descent 53m
Dinas Powis—Penarth
Dinpen two Survey me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 50m Descent 23m
Peterston-super-Ely—Dinas Powis
Petdin one Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 202m Descent 187m
Peterston-super-Ely—Dinas Powis
Petdin two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 278m Descent 262m

Collective progress

60% of Dinas Powis’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

13/13

drawn

13/13

reviewed

1/13

surveyed

4/13

verified

10 people have contributed to Dinas Powis’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Dinas Powis

117km out of 117km have been walked and reviewed

242km of reviews have been shared in Dinas Powis

Latest Updates

First half very straightforward; second half maybe fine in summer but in winter very muddy and slippery underfoot. Also some unavoidable stiles and a little tricky to find the path after the old pumping station on Penarth Rd!...

Laura Phelps

Walk this route

Don't use the stile that comes out on Port Road, use the underpass which comes out on Vennwood Close....

sftuck

Walk this route

Route uses a private road, see Dincar 6 for a similar route using only public rights of way...

sftuck

Walk this route

This route is fine for the most part but at one point uses a private road which has no public access. See Dincar 6 for a similar route with no access issues...

sftuck

Walk this route
Barry—Dinas Powis

sftuck added Bardin three, a new walk from Barry to Dinas Powis

Walk this route

The Dinas Powys section is less overgrown than Bardin 2 and the Barry section is less monotonous than Ffordd y Mileniwm and has a bit less traffic. The footpath through Southra farm has recently changed so this route may differ from an OS map but the route shown is the new public right of way....

sftuck

Walk this route

Nice walk, a mixture of country park, suburban Penarth, clifftop and esplanade, then a stroll round the Cardiff barrage. Not at all challenging....

David Greenaway

Walk this route

After Michaelston-le-pit there the path was less well marked and the stiles are less well maintained, some were quite difficult to negotiate and the path was difficult to follow. On getting to the Leckwith woods the path as marked on the OS map was blocked off, but there were plenty of alternatives ways through the wood to Old Leckwith Bridge....

David Greenaway

Walk this route

A nice rural walk using lesser-used footpaths - you wouldn't think you were just outside the capital!...

sftuck

Walk this route

This was a great fun walk, pretty adventurous, and ending suddenly right in Cardiff....

Hannah

Walk this route
Dinas Powis—Cardiff

sftuck added Dincar six, a new walk from Dinas Powis to Cardiff

Walk this route
Dinas Powis—Cardiff

danravenellison added Dincar five, a new walk from Dinas Powis to Cardiff

Walk this route

It's mostly let down by about 2km of walking on a path beside a busy road (Ffordd y Mileniwm). I reckon someone could create another route that goes through Barry that avoids busy roads and might even be a bit shorter....

danravenellison

Walk this route

I walked most of this route from Dinas Powis to Cardiff, but has access issues to the track west of Leckwith and south of West Hill Wood. I'll be uploading an alternative route option that deals with the access issue....

danravenellison

Walk this route

I thoroughly enjoyed the route (especially Leckwith Woods), but think the route is only "maybe" good enough to be in the network......

danravenellison

Walk this route

A lovely route taking in parts of cosmeston and away from busy roads. There is a fairly gate at one point with no style, which had a large but tame horse i a feild. It was unclear this was a footpath, but it was....

Rachel Flint

Walk this route

Starts well along the side of Dock Number 1, but then the next bit of this route is on pavement right by the fast and loud Ffordd Mileniwm, which feels really wearing after a while, although the pavement is wide and safe and recently built (at the Millennium, I guess!)....

Hannah

Walk this route

I did this route with Rhiwbina Runaways we started at Dinas Powys train station there were no toilet facilities at the strat, and some parts were off road. There were parts that were very over grown and had a lot of stingy nettles and giant stys to climb over, so could be unsuitable for wheelchair and buggy users. However, it was a very scenic route once we got to cosmeston lakes we were able to use the toilet facilities....

Katie L James

Walk this route

Fromm Dinas Powis railway station the route runs parallel for a short while and then connects with a housing estate. The route is fairly flat all the way with a couple of short inclines. Finally approaching Penarth railway station the last mile is characterised by a number of short cuts through rear lanes to the local houses to complete the journey....

ianstanden

Walk this route

The whole route is very easy underfoot on metalled paths and although it isn't dead flat, anywhere where there is an incline is very gentle....

Lucyhammond

Walk this route

The climb to the top of Lechwedd is tricky through the wood as much of the undergrowth is starting to blur the way but the view of Penarth from the top is spectacular from that angle. The decent through the wood is nice and then you exit by Leckwith Bridge to cross towards Cardiff City Stadium....

ianstanden

Walk this route

Lucyhammond surveyed Dincar four

Walk this route
Dinas Powis—Cardiff

Lucyhammond added Dincar four, a new walk from Dinas Powis to Cardiff

Walk this route

At 3.75 miles the route needs a significant deviation as there is no path straight down the hill - a different route is suggested as an alternative....

Lucyhammond

Walk this route

Most of the route sticks religously to paths which are very obvious although there is one track where a farm gate needs to be climbed over, and one field where the path isn't obvious even though the gate on the other side is....

Lucyhammond

Walk this route

There's a bit in the middle of this walk which must be the least attractive part of the Wales coast path as it is not on the coast and next to a busy road, so it's a bit of a slog. It picks up again towards the end when you get near the sea....

sftuck

Walk this route
Dinas Powis

sftuck surveyed Dinas Powis

View facilities

The Cardiff section is more urban and slightly monotonous when walking down Penarth Road but picks up a bit when you get to the Taff embankment...

sftuck

Walk this route

The footpath between Cross Common Road and Sully Road gets extremely boggy after rainfall, so it might be better to make a diversion via Murch Road and Watery Lane after inclement weather....

sftuck

Walk this route

Not the most exciting route, but it has the benefit of being direct and should be walkable in all weathers....

sftuck

Walk this route
Dinas Powis—Penarth

sftuck added Dinpen two, a new walk from Dinas Powis to Penarth

Walk this route
Dinas Powis—Cardiff

sftuck added Dincar three, a new walk from Dinas Powis to Cardiff

Walk this route

The footpath running parallel to the A4055 is fine, but I turned back at the place where the route crosses the main road....

MaddyT

Walk this route
Barry—Dinas Powis

MaddyT added Bardin two, a new walk from Barry to Dinas Powis

Walk this route

This is a flat, fairly easy route with a few stiles. Some sections could be very muddy/waterlogged after rain or when the ground is saturated....

MaddyT

Walk this route
Peterston-super-Ely—Dinas Powis

MaddyT added Petdin two, a new walk from Peterston-super-Ely to Dinas Powis

Walk this route

Didn't actually walk the full route because there's no way I'm walking on the side of the A4055 which is always very busy with fast moving cars. The part I did walk wasn't too bad though....

sftuck

Walk this route

This is a nice route, especially as new stiles have recently been installed between Cross Common Road and Sully Road (including one that may be challenging for anyone with short legs). Also, this section involves crossing a field that can be very muddy, particularly in winter....

MaddyT

Walk this route

Alternative 2: avoid this road completely by using Beauville Lane and the stony track linking Beauville Farm and Wrinstone Farm - longer and hillier but quiet and scenic; however, there’s a section between the farms which is often waterlogged....

MaddyT

Walk this route
Barry—Dinas Powis

Slow Ways added Bardin one, a new walk from Barry to Dinas Powis

Walk this route
Dinas Powis—Cardiff

Slow Ways added Dincar one, a new walk from Dinas Powis to Cardiff

Walk this route
Dinas Powis—Cardiff

Slow Ways added Dincar two, a new walk from Dinas Powis to Cardiff

Walk this route
Dinas Powis—Penarth

Slow Ways added Dinpen one, a new walk from Dinas Powis to Penarth

Walk this route
Peterston-super-Ely—Dinas Powis

Slow Ways added Petdin one, a new walk from Peterston-super-Ely to Dinas Powis

Walk this route
1

Dinas Powis, Sat 28 January

Overcast

Dinas Powis’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST1536470998

Lat / Lon

51.43164° / -3.21888°

Easting / Northing

315,364E / 170,998N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Dinas Powis's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

"Walkers are Welcome" town

Help us improve this information by signing up or logging in and carrying out a quick survey of Dinas Powis