Porthkerry Park to Cadoxton, Barry – Wales Coast Path

We are using this journey to get fit and enjoy a part of Wales that you don’t necessarily see as you head down our main roads to key attractions and major
beaches.

At this stage of our progress along the path we are walking some 5 -7 miles a day, at a decent pace, but also taking time out to enjoy the experience and engage with the locals.

Most of the South Wales path is walked in the winter of 2017 – the weather has been kind and we have been able to walk on most of the designated days.

Starting off in Porthkerry park with its magnificent viaduct, we head towards the Knap and reminisce about the outdoor lido, which is no more – it was said to be the largest outdoor swimming pool in Wales. We moan about the price of progress, before getting nostalgic about Sunday School trips to Barry Island.

We head towards Barry Island and have a coffee at Mario’s café very familiar to Gavin and Stacey fans.

Walking around Barry island we love the bright colour beach huts and wide expanse of beach, and the fun fair or are they called Amusement Parks these days?

The route takes us back out towards the Ship Inn and we turn towards the docks. The old Docks Office is impressive. We were asked by one friendly local if we were marking out the route for the 10k race, and did we want money for charity – that’s how friendly the locals are!

Passing the Barry Docks railway station we head up the busy FFordd y Milenium towards Cadoxton. Not a pleasant end to the walk but best foot forward!


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