An easy 7 mile circular walk from St Fagans
Full disclosure, this isn't my normal type of walk, however, it s miles and miles through fields and farmland and very quiet. There were hours before I saw another person.
Now, because this route goes through farmlands, the fields are filled with grazing animals such as sheep, cows and horses. I was followed through one field by some adolescent cows who only wanted to suck my fingers and every single field occupied by horses, they bolted towards me. All very friendly but I imagine would be very intimidating if you aren't used to it.
Always keep dogs on a leash and be mindful of the cattle, as I said the ones I came across were very friendly, there have been incidences where cows have attacked walkers. Don't get between the adults and their young, keep your dogs away , keep an eye on the animals as you're walking and move quickly and quietly.
Also, there is a large tree that has fallen across one part of the path early on. You will need to find a way to pass it. I went around it and through the brambles but I'm pretty positive that there's a better and much more sensible way to pass it!
So I had no idea this ruin existed and was actually told about it by some fellow walkers on the route.
It's Capel Taihirion aka Capel Philadelphia and it dates back as far as 1760. It was the first non-conformist chapel in the area although is now just a ruin hidden away from the path.
When you take a peek inside, you can just about work out were the pulpit would have stood and it isn't hard to imagine what it would have been like filled with worshippers.
To find it, as you take the footpath that leads off from the A4119 Llantrisant Road, when you come to a kissing gate, there's a little path that sort of runs behind it which leads to the Chapel.
I read a fantastic blog about the chapel and others in the are, which you can find via the link below: