Cardiff’s best kept secret: Grangemoor park

Grangemoor park is a public park, located between the river Ely and Taff in Grangetown, Cardiff. This park was a landfill site before and had four million cubic metres of residential and commercial waste. It was closed as a dumpsite in 1994 but by then it had risen almost 20 metres above the nearby areas, and was one of the biggest landfill sites in Britain.

The transformation from a landfill to a park took six years in the making and it was finally opened for public in 2000. The Grangemoor park hosts precious biodiversity including insects, butterflies, birds and slow worms.

The government has declared Grangemoor park as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC), which clearly highlights the diverse flora and fauna it inhibits.

It is not just the scenic environment but also the large sculpture comprising giant steel chain links known as the Silent Links which attracts people to the park.

Grangemoor park is regularly visited by joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and tourists. The lush green grasslands and trees offer complete solitude and anyone who comes to Cardiff must visit this park and feel close to nature.


The gigantic ‘Silent Links’ at the Grangemoor park are built at the highest point and were designed by sculptor Ian Randall 


Grangemoor park offers breathtaking landscape and a panoramic view of the Cardiff city


Lush green trees are an important feature of the Grangemoor park with the Cardiff stadium seen in the background


A small wooden bridge on way to Grangemoor park


Karina (in white jacket), a housewife living in Canton frequently visits the park alongwith her dog owing to its peaceful environment


The gigantic Silent Links from a distance


A view of homes and markets from the park


An exhilarating view from the park