Cardiff International Whitewater Centre, Cardiff Bay

We visited the new Cardiff International Whitewater Centre in Cardiff Bay yesterday.  This is part of the Sports village that is being developed on the west side of the Bay.  Nearby is the Cardiff Arena Ice Rink and the Cardiff International swimming pool.

The pumped river is about 250m long.  It looks lots of fun, you can either try the kayaks or go white water rafting as a group.  Each white water raft has a “captain” on board who ensures that everyone is safe.  It’s not cheap, between £250 and £300 for 6 people but you’re on the water for about 2 hours which is about as long as most people can last for!  It’s pretty tiring!! read more

Useful South Wales Travel Information

View of a pond and trees in snowy conditionsI’ve been getting lots of visitors over the past day or two looking for information on South Wales travel and M4 webcams.

Here are some previous posts that I’ve done over the last year or so that you may find useful rather than you having to search around:

http://www.south-wales.org/2009/uk-weather-rain-and-snow-radar/

http://www.south-wales.org/2009/m4-motorway-traffic-cams/

You may also find this page useful as it has lots of useful links to all sorts of travel information – http://www.south-wales.org/useful-south-wales-links/

Update: Wednesday 6th January – it seems the webcams are struggling with the load of people trying to have a look.  You may find that they don’t work for you.

Update: Thursday 16th December 2010 – you may find this new page useful – http://www.south-wales.org/2010/useful-information-for-south-wales-snow/

Christmas Travel

winter sceneWith all this bad weather it’s worth highlighting a post I did earlier this year on travel information if you’re travelling by road to, or through, South Wales – http://www.south-wales.org/2009/m4-motorway-traffic-cams/

My Useful South Wales links page also has other travel resources that you may find useful – http://www.south-wales.org/useful-south-wales-links/ especially if you’re travelling by train, coach or plane.

Traffic queues on the M25

M4 Motorway Traffic Cams

I guess that with all this snow predicted over the next few days then the M4 traffic cam network will be working overtime.

If you want to have a quick look at traffic and snow conditions on the M4 motorway over the next few days then there is a good summary page for South East Wales with links to individual M4 webcams to be found on the BBC here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/southeastwales/trafficcameras

A similar traffic cam page for South West Wales can be found here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/southwestwales/trafficcameras

The BBC also has a good summary page on the current situation on the national motorway network here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/local/motorways.shtml.

There is also a local page listing all road closures and holdups in South East Wales here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/southeastwales

Update: Thursday 16th December 2010 – you may find this new page useful – http://www.south-wales.org/2010/useful-information-for-south-wales-snow/

M25 photo above Copyright: Andrew Dixon, http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew74/ with thanks.