Enjoy the scenery to and from the Inner Harbour by foot or by bike
The route provides a safe pedestrian and cycle route with direct access to and from the Inner Harbour, linking with the existing footway, cycle way and transport network through to the city and beyond. The route is accessible via a bridge crossing Roath Basin lock next to the Norwegian Church, and takes you past the Environment building, the barrage, which includes locks and bridges, sluice gates, and a fish pass and Cardiff Harbour Building.
The landscaped embankment is a public open space where visitors can walk and picnic with excellent views out over the sea and the bay. A children’s play area and ‘Age of Coal’ exhibition mean there is something for everyone. Barrage Circles is by Felice Varini and uses the Barrage structures and paint to create a collage that results in circles. These circles are not immediately evident and can only be viewed from one location. The art highlights the many parts that are needed to make up the operational structure of the Barrage.
From the M4, from the west leave at Junction 33 and follow the A4232 all the way to the Bay; from the east leave at Junction 29, take the 3rd exit off the A48 and follow the signs to Cardiff Bay. Once you’re there, follow the signs to your nearest car park, or use the on-street pay and display parking behind the Norwegian Church. Alternatively, you can start this walk at Cardiff Barrage, which is accessed via Penarth Marina.
Frequent rail services operate all week with connections at Queen Street Station from the rest of the Valleys and Cardiff local routes network. There are also connections at Cardiff Central Station. For details call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. The number 6 bendy Baycar bus runs regularly between Cardiff city centre and the Bay, and services 7, 8 and 35 also run to the Bay. Get off at the Wales Millennium Centre.