Saturday, 24 March 2012

Our area

I decided to go out for a walk to the garden centre and craft shop this morning as it was such a lovely day with clear blue skies and warm sun. It's about a 25 minute walk if someone is with me but took less than 20 minutes as I just cannot walk slowly. I did try to slow down on the way back though and took some photos of the countryside around us.
This is the lovely fairy-tale looking Castell Coch, set amongst the trees on the hillside, with it's towers and pink stonework.
The horses which like to be fed, signs say they can have apples and carrots.

Crossing the railway line with it's lights letting you know about the trains.

The iron bridge which lends it name to the road leading to our house. Just wide enough for a bike or pushchair it crosses the River Taff.

Taken from the bridge, view of a lovely stretch of the river with Castell Coch in the distance.

Signpost for the Taff Trail with Cardiff Castle, in the centre of the city, being only 5 mles away. I cycled a short way along here last week.

The price we pay for living in a village but so close to Cardiff, this is the view from our front bedroom. Beyond the 15 foot fence is the A470 into Cardiff.

From our bedroom window up at the top of the house the roof of the garden centre can just be seen in the centre of the photo, beyond the road, railway line and river. In the distance the hills are often covered in mist or low cloud.

During Winter, when the trees are bare, looking to the right we can see Castell Coch.


Angelnorth said...

Lovely pics - looks like you had a great day for a walk to the garden centre!

tracy said...

looks like a lovely walk sue:) maybe i should show some pictures on my walk :)

Kaz said...

Lovely countryside there Sue, the castell is really pretty x

Traceyr said...

That castle really does look like a fairytale one Sue. Thanks for sharing your photos.


Karen said...

ooo we have driven right past your house and we didn't know it!!!!!

That looks a lovely lovely walk Sue, wish I had come with you xxx

Sallie Ward said...

Ooh very nice. Next time we go to the castle on our bikes! Hehe! :-) xxx

Sallie Ward said...

Ooh very nice weather for a stroll to the garden centre. I think we should go attempt the castle for our next bike ride!! Hehe xxxx