I'm going to show you where angels live! They come in all shapes and sizes and few, if any, are perfect. Something to reflect on as you see nature working its magic in this special place. Fallen angels are in my mind more beautiful for their imperfections and there will be opportunities for you to capture your own take on this subject! I'll show you the angels now hidden in trees and where they've become lost in the conservation areas of this large cemetery. I'll take you to the very heart of it and the bits rarely found by vistors. Although this is a short introductory tour it will encourage you I hope to find time to come back. Perhaps to reflect on your own guardian angel and the angels in the cemetery that come closest to being the greatest fallen angels of them all. If you are interested in taking your own photographs I'll help you to get the best shots using the aperature priority mode on your camera. If you don't have a camera I can take photos for you and send them to you free of charge after the tour. The tour group is kept small so we can match it to your walking speed, interests and weather. I'll leave you with a complimentary copy of my map of Cardiff Angels so that you can follow-up this tour with a self-guided one of your own if you want to track down other angels.
All sorts of angels live literally at the end of my street. Some are armless, some legless and some wingless...some are even headless! I know that sounds a little weird but the way we fall apart, tells us a lot about how we are put together. Cardiff's rich history is here among the angels and, as a teacher and storyteller, I will guide you through parts of it.
The cemetry is one of the largest Victorian cemeteries in Britain and was designed to be an open place of recreation for the people of Cardiff to enjoy, as well as a place for stillness and contemplation. Thus it's full of nature, wild life and it's a lovely place to visit. Depending on the weather and how long we stay at each angel it takes about an hour to walk around to see most of the angels.
The walk is on footpaths around the cemetry and the area is mostly flat. However, in wet weather the paths in parts can be muddy and you are advised to wear good walking shoes.
Falling Angels Tour