Taking a Wander Around Cogan

Penarth town is full of great independent businesses, many of which we’ve gotten to know pretty well. But if we venture just a little bit further along Windsor Road, we’ll find an abundance of independent, locally-owned businesses and organisations that are well worth the visit.

Just opposite Cogan railway station, you’ll see Paws Galore & Co. Offering a range of services for your four-legged friends all under one roof, like dog grooming, training classes and favourite natural treats and products. It’s also home to Paws Galore Dog Grooming Academy for anyone looking for a new career or perhaps to learn to groom your dog at home. Their friendly, expert staff will be there to help you with anything you need at this ultimate one-stop for all your dog’s needs.

And Paws Galore have teamed up with professional dog trainers from Cardiff Dog Training Academy to offer an exciting range of classes, clubs and workshops for your pups! Your dog will learn different life skills and participate in dog sports, offering a variety of classes such as leash manners, recall, puppy classes, hoopers, scent work and much more. For each class completed you will earn a rosette!

A little further up, you’ll find the home of Challenge Wales, an innovative outdoor education charity that is predominantly run by volunteers and offers a big boat sailing experiences for adults. But their main work is supporting young people to develop their life-skills, confidence, self-esteem, resilience, mental health and achieve their potential. Challenge Wales provides lots of opportunities for young people to join, whether it’s a residential voyage a sailing day, or a shore-side activity.

And next door to Cogan Station car park, you’ll find Travis Perkins. A friendly local builders’ merchant, happy to help and supply any buildings materials needed for a home or garden project, no matter how big or small. Even if they do not stock what you need at this location, they have a large network of branches and suppliers so they can guarantee they will do their best to source whatever you may need, and always at a competitive price.

Further up the hill, you’ll find Baron’s Court, home to SkinFix Clinic. Offering a range of skin and body improvement treatments to help you feel happier and more confident about the skin you’re in. Owner, Jessica Johnson is highly qualified in non-invasive, anti-ageing face and body treatments, and is passionate about improving her clients’ wellbeing and developing their confidence.