If you are looking for somewhere to go for a walk this Easter holiday to work off all the chocolate, I would highly recommend Parc Cefn Onn, situated on the Northern fringes of Cardiff. The grade 2 listed woodland parc is a favourite of families and dog walkers alike due to its accessible pathways and flowing streams.
I spend a lot of time up there during the week walking Betsi when it is pretty quiet and she loves to run in and out of the stream and sprints off between the trees to discover her next smell. The parc has such a calm and relaxing atmosphere and once you have moved away from the sound of the M4 thundering by, all you can hear is bird song, the gush of the stream and the occasional Valleys train.
It contains a truly magnificent collection of native and exotic trees set within an intimate valley. My daughter Awen and I spent time there last weekend and now that the cold snow is behind us, the blossom has started to appear in abundance.
The parc was designed over 90 years ago and has been a popular site to visit ever since. I love seeing how the parc changes from one season to the next. With a good sized car park which is free to use, it is easy to see why so many people visit all year around. Here's a map to show you where to find it. Let me know if you visit it for the first time and what you think. Enjoy!
April Liddell. Founder of Little Otter Markets. Lives a crafty life. Loves going for walks with her dog Betsi, listening to music, and eating chelsea buns.