Join Peter Finch and John Briggs on twenty walks around Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales. Together they visit the new and the ancient, the difficult, the undiscovered, the lesser-known, the artistic, the entertaining, the quirky and the unexpected. They criss-cross the city, informing, discovering, exploring, and enduring, reviving old routes as they go, from its farthest reaches – Lisvane, Penarth Pier, Llanrumney – to its familiar centre around Cathays Park and the castle. Their journeys encompass the city’s history, and record daily life on its streets, in its parks and its famous and not so famous, buildings.
Poet and psychogeographer Peter Finch has conducted numerous alternative rambles, literary walk, non-literary adventures and cycle-aided excursions across Cardiff, which he knows intimately.
His discursive descriptions can be used as both route finder and literary adventure. Armchair walkers will find the book as interesting and useful as those who get out there on the streets. And natives and visitors alike will find a new discovery around every corner.
The routes include:
Cardiff Bay to Waun Gron Park
A Cardiff Counter Culture Poetry Ramble
The Heart of Ely
A Central Cardiff Spiral
The Republic of Roath
Copper’s Fields to the New Ninian Park
Grand Avenue’s End to Caerau Hillfort
Lisvane to Health Halt
Llandaf to the lost Great Sone on St Mary Street
The Llanishen and Danescourt Greenbelt
Llanishen to Cathays
Morganstown Tumulus to Castell Morgraig
Pengam Green to Penarth Pier
Roath Park Lake to Pac Coed Y Nant
Rumney Castle to Castleton
Rhymney Bridge to St Mellons
St Fagans to Danescourt
Following the Roath Branch Mineral Railway
The Whitchurch Writers’ Trail