Peter Finch’s Cardiff Waterways Walk, 25 April 2015

For those of you who enjoy their Cardiff local history, walking, and hanging around with authors, check out this event! On Saturday 25 April 2015, author Peter Finch will be leading a casual stroll around Cardiff’s waterways, talking about their history. And tickets are just a fiver! Sounds good, yes?

Peter wrote a We Are Cardiff story for us some time ago. This is it:

“CARDIFF, CITY OF NEW HEIGHT. CAPITAL OF WALES. DARLING OF THE VALLEYS. PRINCIPAL SHOPPING MAGNET FOR ALL OF WESTERN BRITAIN – OPENED A YEAR TOO LATE”

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This tour goes through some of Cardiff’s historical wet spots in the company of the author of the Real Cardiff books. A walk that will take in canals, dock feeders, lost tunnels, secret passages, tidal swamps, defences against seaborne Viking raiders, rivers that move and are moved, and the long lost swimming baths of Cardiff. Visit the city’s psychic centre. See where the martyr Rawlins White was imprisoned. Walk buried watercourses. Take in a few art works and hear the occasional poem performed. Finish with a cup of tea with an optional trip down the river by water taxi.

Two and half hours level walking, nothing strenuous.

Tickets: £5 on Eventbrite

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