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30 April 2014

CAER Heritage Trails

All welcome on new CAER Heritage Trails this Bank Holiday weekend culminating in Heritage Fair on Caerau hillfort

Walk starts: Saturday 3 May, 11am

Be part of your local history and heritage

As part of the CAER Heritage Project and the Cardiff walking Festival all are invited to a launch of four exciting new heritage trails created in collaboration with local community groups and schools in Caerau and Ely to highlight the amazing heritage of these Cardiff suburbs.

Will you try Plymouth Woodland Walk, Celtic Caerau, Medieval Michaelston or  From the Romans to the Races? All are welcome to be part of this piece of history and help launch the trails by joining the four simultaneous walks with the local people who helped create them. Participants of all ages are invited to celebrate this collective achievement in a gathering at the Heritage Fair on top of Caerau Hill fort from 12 noon onwards. 

The CAER Heritage Project is a collective partnership drawn from Cardiff University’s School of History, Archaeology and Religious Studies, Action in Caerau and Ely, local residents and local schools, originally funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Cardiff University historian Dr David Wyatt, co-director of the CAER Heritage project, explains the significance of these new trails:

‘The trails showcase significant archaeological sites, historic locations and local memories and folklore encompassing Caerau and Ely's fascinating and vibrant history: from the Iron Age prehistory through the Roman and medieval eras via World War II and into the 21st century. We hope to see people from across the community and beyond in a day celebrating of what a community can achieve together.’ 

To find out more about the project, its exciting work to date and future developments, head to http://caerheritageproject.com/