My mother’s family were old Penarthians But I grew up and went to school in Ely, Cardiff. Later I moved to Penarth in the days when I could burn the candle at both ends.
Parked the car in the shade at Cosmeston lakes. The car park was fill with TV crews from the program “Casualty” I am so glad that I do not watch TV, prefer the radio instead. Weather was proper British summer, some sun shine with a keen wind. Good walking weather. Walked onto the duck boards past the man-made lake that was once a quarry and when I was young and foolish I used to swim in.
Through a small glade found these two delightful squirrels.
Up the very wide path and cycling track. Where I heard the laughter and giggling voices of school children. They were having lessons about the natural world.
Over a grass meadow which led to Cogan woods.
My great-grandfather Mowie Cheeseman was a bookies runner in Cogan.
Cooling shade, so I forest bathed and bird sound floated off the trees.
Making my way out of Cosmeston to the dangerous busy, Lavenock road. Up Ford road, along this B road in the field to my left. I saw my first ever Hare in 1991. I have never seen a Hare since. Under the old Cardiff to St Mary’s Well Bay Railway line. Where I spent many a happy time as a child in the 1960’s.
Past Lavenock nature reserve toward where Marconi made his first radio signal.
To Lavenock point. Weather had warmed up a lot but was not as hot as last week, thank goodness. Flat Holm in the distance.
I use to cycle this path in the 80’s not allowed now. They now call this walk Vale Trails and Welsh Coastal path.
Sat outside Cosmeston Lake Cafe where I met a bloke who knew my father’s family from Ely. Walked just over 4 miles but the beauty of this walk is you can lengthen the walk. But most of all I used to love walking this walk with my dear friend now sister in law Brenda. I remember the time we picked cherries and blackberries.