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Cardiff Bay Trail. Wales

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Distance
6.7 mi
Elevation gain
89 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
89 ft
Max elevation
64 ft
TrailRank 
42
Min elevation
8 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
2 hours 19 minutes
Time
3 hours 23 minutes
Coordinates
1822
Uploaded
November 20, 2022
Recorded
November 2022
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near Butetown, Wales (United Kingdom)

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Cardiff Bay is located in south Wales, where the rivers Taff and Ely intersect to form a lake. Cardiff Bay is a promenade built around a 200-hectare freshwater lake known as 'the bay'. There you can find a great mix of attractions, entertainment, along with restaurants.

Cardiff Bay played an important role in the development of the city as the means of exporting coal from the valleys of South Wales, helping the development of the industrial age. The coal mining industry helped finance the construction of Cardiff, and helped the 3rd Marquess of Bute, who owned the docks, become the richest man in the world at the time.
As Cardiff's exports grew, so did its population, dockers and sailors from around the world settled in neighborhoods near the docks, known as Tiger Bay.
After World War II most of the industry closed and fell into ruins. But, in 1999, a new life is injected into the area by the construction of the Cardiff Bay Dam, one of the most controversial projects not only for its construction but also for its success.

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PictographBirding spot Altitude 33 ft
Photo ofCardiff bay wetlands

Cardiff bay wetlands

PictographBirding spot Altitude 23 ft
Photo ofPatos

Patos

PictographPanorama Altitude 20 ft
Photo ofCardiff Bay Photo ofCardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay

PictographRiver Altitude 30 ft
Photo ofRío Taff

Río Taff

PictographBirding spot Altitude 30 ft
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Cisnes

PictographPhoto Altitude 23 ft
Photo ofLluvia

Lluvia

Photo ofAguas bravas

Aguas bravas

PictographMooring point Altitude 26 ft
Photo ofMarina

Marina

PictographMooring point Altitude 26 ft
Photo ofMarina

Marina

PictographMooring point Altitude 26 ft
Photo ofMarina Photo ofMarina

Marina

PictographPanorama Altitude 23 ft
Photo ofPanorámica

Panorámica

PictographMonument Altitude 23 ft
Photo ofAntigua aduana

Antigua aduana

PictographMooring point Altitude 23 ft
Photo ofMarina

Marina

PictographPanorama Altitude 33 ft
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Panorámica

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