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  • Glamorgan Walks
    Left Broughton Beach Right above Aberdare What s on the site Whats New Always check here to see the latest new walks information or snippets from other walkers Also weather forecasts and tide times Walk Routes Walking routes from all over Glamorgan from 1 to 30 miles with detailed descriptions route diagrams and local information Each route includes several photos taken on the walk Left above Abercynon Right Victorian lighthouse on Gower Guided Walks If you prefer guided walks check here for programmes of various walking organisations which are open to all Coast Path This project will eventually describe a route along the entire Glamorgan coastline Three sections have been completed Gower Porthcawl to Barry and Barry to Cardiff Challenge Walks These are self guided but organised walks usually with checkpoints and often award certificates or badges Includes challenge walks throughout South East Wales Local Features Information on local history buildings nature geology on each of the walk routes and Bygones gives more detail on some of these features Left Margam Castle Right Coed y Bwl nature reserve Publications Leaflets books magazines videos on walking in Glamorgan plus books of local interest Also online map information Parks The many public

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  • What's New
    enjoy a challenge it is suggested that you take the lane to the right when you get to Boverton Place which is the same lane that you would have reached had you gone through the fields 25 8 07 This picture is called the Huntsman and is by Septimus Dawson who lived from 1851 to 1914 in the North East Sunderland West Hartlepool and Scarborough It is uncertain whether the scene showing a clapper bridge is real or imaginary but if anyone recognises the scenery or the bridge please send us an e mail bruce7 btinternet com Landscape detectives who know their dry stone walling might also be able to identify the region by the style of the walling More on clapper bridges here 12 8 07 The native daffodils at Coed y Bwl are at their best at the moment and these can be seen on the Wick or Ewenny long walks 18 3 07 If you like walking in the Brecon Beacons consider joining the Brecon Beacons Park Society who have a full programme of guided walks throughout the year For more details click here Bluebells by Hen Eglwys With the bluebells at their best why not try the Margam walks Also you can take a look at the Monks Bath House restored by the Woodland Trust and CADW To get to it follow the road to Cwm Maelwg farm see first paragraph of Walk 2 and after 50 yards just before the road bends right you will see it on the right of the road by three circular concrete structures 11 5 05 The Monks Bath House A new book on Geological Walks on the Glamorgan Coast Walking the Rocks A short variation added to the Nash Point walk takes you past Sir Harry Stradling s watchtower

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  • Walk routes
    walk 4 miles Wenvoe longer walk 7 miles Wick to Southerndown circular 8 5 miles Cardiff and the Valleys Abercynon walks 5 and 13 miles Aberdare walks 4 9 and 14 miles Blaenrhondda 2 and 6 miles Bryngarw walk 12 6 miles Cardiff Bay 6 miles Coryton walk 3 5 miles Ely Trelai and Wenvoe circular 10 3 miles Kenfig to Margam circuit 15 miles Llanharan walk 9 miles Llanwonno walks 3 4 3 7 and 7 5 miles Margam walks 3 4 and 12 miles Merthyr Tydfil walks 2 4 and 12 miles SEE WHATS NEW SECTION Parc Slip Bridgend walks 3 short and 10 miles Rhondda walk 7 miles UPDATED Gower and West Glamorgan Aberdulais walks 4 and 3 5 miles LLiw Valley walks 2 4 5 and 10 miles Rhossili Llangennith Llanmadoc 7 11 and 16 miles Worms Head walks 3 4 miles Oxwich 9 miles Gnoll Estate Neath 4 miles Glamorgan Coast Path Glamorgan Coast 1 Gower Loughor to Mumbles 52 miles Glamorgan Coast 2 to follow Mumbles to Porthcawl Glamorgan Coast 3 Porthcawl to Barry Island 30 miles Glamorgan Coast 4 Barry Island to Cardiff 11 miles Cliff top near Dunraven passed on the Wick and Ewenny walks Other on line routes These walks can be found on the Cardiff Ramblers web site just click on the walk to be routed direct Cosmeston to Sully Circuit Ramblers 5 miles Dinas Powys Lavernock Ramblers Dinas Powys Michaelstone Le Pit Ramblers Wenvoe West Circular Ramblers From St Fagans Ramblers Around Pendoylan Ramblers 4 miles Wenvoe Circular Ramblers 5 miles Cosmeston to Lavernock Ramblers 6 miles These walks have been published in magazine Bonvilston Circular Llancarfan Circular Pendoylan Circular Cosmeston Circular Highlight Trail Siginstone Triangle Walk The Hidden Vale Several walks around Llantrisant including Talbot Green Rhiwsaeson and

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  • Local features
    on any image to enlarge it The Local Features section describes local buildings wells parks etc encountered on these walks They are split geographically Vale of Glamorgan Gower and West Glamorgan Cardiff and Mid Glamorgan More Mid Glamorgan A new

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  • Publications
    updated 11 4 11 Click on any image to enlarge it There are many publications available to walkers which we have sub divided into three categories We will be adding to these lists as often as possible Books and videos

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  • Parks
    but much of the rest is 19th Century signposted from the M4 junction 38 Open all year but in Winter closed Mondays and Tuesdays Charge for entry Tel 01639 881 635 Click here for more on Margam For walks around Margam click here There are also some trails in and around the park with details here PORTHKERRY COUNTRY PARK Barry 220 acres of parkland including woods meadows seashore nature trails mini golf picnic and barbecue areas car park and café Good walking from here along the cliffs or inland via footpaths and bridleways A walk route starts from here Tel 01446 733589 ROATH PARK Cardiff An urban park dating from the 19th Century with many trees including some champions Good walking access all year round no charge 2 miles north of the city centre ST FAGANS Cardiff The Museum of Welsh Life is spread over many acres with good paths From junction 33 on the M4 it is well signposted Open all year except December 24th and 25th 10am 5pm 6pm in Summer Currently no charge for entry SINGLETON PARK Swansea Ornamental gardens and parkland dating back to the 19th Century The Swnsea Botanical Garden can be found in the walled garden Access from Brynmill Lane Gower Road and Oystermouth Road Park and gardens open all year free of charge Tel 01792 298 637 Click here for more on Singleton SKETTY HALL Swansea 19th Century version of an Italian parterre garden access from Sketty lane open all year free of charge VICTORIA GARDENS Neath 2 acres of lawns paths and ornamental bedding dating from Victorian times Access from Neath town centre Open all year free of charge Nature Reserves Source A Guide to the Nature Reserves of Wales see Books section These can also be good for a rural wander but check access details first See OS Grid reference for location of these reserves Aberdare Canal SO 013024 Cynon Valley BC Disused canal and woodland Abergelli Wood SN 655015 Glamorgan Wildlife Trust Woodland with small pool Aberthaw Shore ST 043659 Glamorgan Wildlife Trust Foreshore saltmarsh limestone cliffs Afan Argoed Country Park SS 821951 West Glam CC Afforested steep valley Berry Wood SS 436585 Glamorgan Wildlife Trust Coastal oak woodland Bishop s Wood SS 594878 Swansea City Council Dry limestone valley Blaenrhondda Waterfalls Walk SN 922021 Mid Glam CC Moorland walk Bolgoed Quarry SN 603027 Glamorgan Wildlife Trust Woodland and sandstone quarry Broad Pool SS 510910 Glamorgan Wildlife Trust Freshwater pool and bog Bunkers Hill SS 428881 Glamorgan Wildlife Trust Scrub and grassland Bute Park Nature Trail ST182767 Cardiff City Council Parkland nature trail beside Taff Castle Wood Field SS 472931 Glamorgan Wildlife Trust Saltmarsh Cefn Onn Nature Trail ST 184843 Cardiff City Council Trail through limestone and sandstone woodlands Clyne Valley Country Park SS 610915 Swansea City Council Wet valley floor and wooded hillside Coed Garn Llwyd ST 062715 Glamorgan Wildlife Trust Limestone woodland Coed Gawdir SN 783007 Glamorgan Wildlife Trust Small pool Coed y Bedw ST 117829 Glamorgan Wildlife

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  • Guided walks
    Saturday 19th February Walk to the Worm 4 per person Meet 10 00 at National Trust shop in Rhossili Sunday 15th May 1pm Rhossili Cliffs Fall Bay Mewslade Approx 5 5kms Cost 3 booking essential Sunday 3rd July 2pm Whiteford National Nature Reserve guided walk 8kms Cost 3 booking essential Saturday 16th July 12 30 3 30 Seashore safari with Judith Oakley Cost 3 Contact her on 07879 837817 or info oakleyintertidal co uk Sunday 31st July 12noon to 3pm Seashore safari with Judith Oakley Cost 3 Contact her on 07879 837817 or info oakleyintertidal co uk Monday 15th August 12 30 3 30pm Seashore safari with Judith Oakley Cost 3 Contact her on 07879 837817 or info oakleyintertidal co uk Monday 29th August 10am Walk to the Worm 4 per person Meet 10 00 at National Trust shop in Rhossili Saturday 3rd September 3 6pm Seashore safari with Judith Oakley Cost 3 Contact her on 07879 837817 or info oakleyintertidal co uk Saturday 10th September Walk to the Worm 4 per person Meet 10 00 at National Trust shop in Rhossili Wednesday 26th October Walk to the Worm 4 per person Meet 10 00 at National Trust shop in Rhossili Saturday 10th December 10am Three Cliffs Bay and Pennard Cliffs west 9kms Cost 3 booking essential PARC SLIP NATURE RESERVE This Nature Reserve near Bridgend has a programme of events The address is Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales The Nature Centre Fountain Road Tondu Bridgend CF32 0EH Grid ref SS 880840 Telephone 01656 724100 PONTARDDULAIS WALKING CLUB For details click here PORTHCAWL SEA FESTIVAL Walks taking place as part of the Porthcawl Sea Festival For more details ring Porthcawl Tourist Information Centre on 01656 786639 SWANSEA GOWER Walks taking place in and around the City of Swansea and on Gower Full details of the walks and other events in a brochure entitled Environmental Events which is also available for download on this site VALEWAYS EASY WALKS PROGRAMME Ideal for people starting or getting back into walking Valeways runs a series of walks in and around Barry and offers opportunities to take part in path clearing etc For more click here WENVOE WALKING GROUP Anyone is welcome to join the Wenvoe Walking Group on their walks All walks meet at Wenvoe Village Hall Contact the walk organiser if it is more convenient to meet at the start of the walk Programme on the Wenvoe Community website then click on Wenvoe walkers Contact this site if you need further information Click on these sites to get details of local Ramblers walk programmes Cardiff Ramblers Vale of Glamorgan Group Bridgend and District Group Taff Ely Llantrisant Ramblers West Glamorgan Group And YHA groups Cardiff Outdoor Group Swansea Outdoor Group These walks are organised but not led Whilst some will be waymarked others require a basic competence in map reading Some take place in the Glamorgan area others are further afiel 2013 Challenge Walk s COAST PATH CHALLENGE Sat Sun 8th

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  • Links
    on CDs Multimap Supply mapping information online for UK and abroad Old Maps Old maps around 1880s of the area you are interested in view on line Ordnance Survey Home page with information on new and old maps and GPS Track Logs Supply maps on CDs Information about Glamorgan Internet magazine about the Vale of Glamorgan Wales Tourist Board South Wales An Independent Guide to South Wales Tourism UK Barry Information about the town of Barry Caerphilly Mountain Protection Site campaign details Information on Cardiff shopping venues entertainment etc Cardiff Naturalists Website Cowbridge Information about the towns of Cowbridge and Llantwit Major Information about Forest Farm Cardiff Click here for information about the Garw Valley Local community council site for the Garw Valley Virtual Tours of South Wales Covers wide variety of tourism related information UK Tourism site giving information on hotels events etc in South Glamorgan Glamorgan Wildlife Trust Homepage for the local wildlife trust Gower All sorts of information about Gower The Gower Society Local community council website for Llangynwyd Llantwit Major Vale Cycling Touring club Plus places to stay etc Llantwit Major Community Site for Llantwit Major Pontypridd Official website for Pontypridd Pontypridd photos Photography website with

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