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Dog Walks in Cardiff

Walking your dog is a daily task we all know and love (unless it’s raining of course), but when you have that extra bit of time, it’s great to explore somewhere a little different to your usual neighbourhood walks. Here in Cardiff, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dog walking areas, so we’re going to share them with you!

Treat your well-deserving pup of a new walking route here in Cardiff – there’s plenty to choose from!

Bute Park

Bute Park

Location: City Centre

About: If you live in the centre of Cardiff and fancy a city centre walk then Bute Park is perfect! You can take a short walk around the Park or Llandaff Fields or a take a picnic and take a longer stroll along the riverside. There are some areas, such as sports sites and cafes in the park which dogs should be kept on leads and this is clearly indicated around the park.

Entry: FREE Entry

Address: Bute Park, North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ER

Cardiff Bay Barage

Cardiff Bay Barage

Location: Cardiff Bay

About: This is a stunning walk however more suitable for dogs that are happy to stay on the lead. Here you can enjoy the up and coming development of Cardiff Bay whilst relaxing with water views from every direction. The barrage itself offers a great opportunity to give your pooch some time to run free. Cardiff Bay is a great place for a gentle stroll, sightseeing and to perch up for lunch too.

Entry: FREE Entry

Address: Cardiff Bay

Tredegar House

Tredegar House

Location: Newport

About: Tredegar House is an iconic 17th century home that’s part of the National Trust scheme. Dogs aren’t allowed to explore the house itself, but they are allowed into the gloriously maintained gardens on-lead. But the surrounding parkland is where the real fun begins, as it’s free and open for our four-legged friends to frolic and explore. With its expanse of grass, woodland areas and lake, it’s no wonder this is a popular dog walking spot!

Entry: Adults £5, Children £2.50. Members go free.

Address: Tredegar House, Pencarn Way, Newport, NP10 8YW

Cefn Onn Park

Cefn Onn Park

Location: Cardiff

About: It’s a short walk around the park with wooded areas for dogs to explore. There are also plenty of paths leading off onto other trails for the more adventurous walker and his dog. There are on lead and off lead areas for dogs so you will need to adhere to the signs and wardens working in the park. You should definitely visit this park at least once a month so you can see how it changes. 

Entry: FREE Entry

Address: CF14 0EP

Roath Park

Roath Park

Location: Roath

About: With a path that wraps around the entire lake, it’s a popular walking spot amongst dog owners. There is plenty of thriving wildlife around the lake, beautiful flowers and smells in the wild gardens and fun to be had on the recreation grounds. Dogs do need to be kept on leads around the park however with playing fields attached, you can finish up with a game of fetch to let your little fury friend stretch their paws.

Entry: FREE Entry

Address: CF23 5PG

Heath Park

Heath Park

Location: Cardiff

About:  A great variety of wooded areas, ponds and wetland making it a great habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. This place is a playground for dogs of all types and every trip you make here you are sure to find many other fury friends running around! There are lovely big fields to throw a ball on, woods to sniff around in and even a pond to take a dip in. 

Entry: FREE Entry

Address: CF14 4XY

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