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  • Treegazing
    BS20 7HN Telephone 01275 848629 or e mail tony titchen tiscali co uk Walks in Glamorgan Tony will be leading a course in the early Summer 2005 under the auspices of the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning Details of courses are published in the Choices brochure or on the website The parks are Cefn Onn Bute Park and Roath Park and there will be three meetings as well as the

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  • Llanmadoc
    43996 92714 4 93 miles Cockle gatherers Now head downhill towards the village of Llanmadoc below After 40 yards turn right along a grassy path downhill At a junction of paths take the left fork downhill towards the 3 houses The path curves right to join a stony track between the middle house and the house on the right continuing downhill The track becomes a metalled road between houses to emerge in the middle of Llanmadoc Head to the left along the main road passing a telephone box and a Post Office and village shop You come to a road junction to the left signposted Broughton Beach only if you are doing the middle distance walk take this and see route below For the long walk stay on the road as it curves right signposted Cwm Ivy passing the church of St Madoc on the left Stay on the road through Cwm Ivy to reach a wooden gate and pass through the kissing gate on the right continuing along the road downhill to enter a Site of Special Scientific Interest SSSI The road becomes a stony track and turns right into an area planted with conifers via a small wooden gate Pass a white building on your left going along the clear track Go through a wooden gate to enter a more open area Whiteford National Nature Reserve The track later re enters a conifer plantation and then emerges to run between dunes on the left and conifers to the right before re entering the trees for a third time The track emerges from the trees and peters out Head into the open area to pick up a path heading left with the trees now on your left and aiming for the dunes to emerge on the beach 2 hrs 45 mins SS 45063 96339 8 39 miles From Whiteford point a wreck in the foreground the lighthouse just visible in the distance With one short interlude our return route is now on the beach all the way to Rhossili Head left along the beach in the direction of the Victorian Lighthouse which is accessible but only at low tide The beach gradually curves left to head towards Broughton Beach in the far distance You can take any route depending on the tides but beware of ending up on a spit of land just heading out to sea this section is a little under 3 5 miles After a while you pass a rocky outcrop on the left and then a stretch of rocky cliff At the highest tide point you might have to scramble over the rocks at the foot of this cliff or just wait for the tide to retreat or see Variation below Head towards the middle of the caravan site ahead the beach is split by a stream which is usually very shallow and easy to cross although you will find a crossing if you follow it inland Just below the caravans at the right hand end of the beach head up a concrete slipway 3 hrs 50 mins SS 41835 92976 11 7 miles Left view back along Broughton beach with Whiteford beyond Right Blue Pool the pool itself visible front left of photo At the end of the concrete turn right marked by a footpath post passing the caravans on your left Turn right by a large boulder to follow a path along the edge of the cliff When you get to a broad grassy area keep to the right taking the slightly stony track which descends but after 20 yards take a narrow path which forks sharp left initially heading back towards the caravans before curving right to head steeply uphill to meet a boardwalk path Head right along this as it skirts the cliff edge with fine views back over Broughton Bay The boards end by a footpath sign continue along the clear path Side paths will take you to the cliff edge but stay on the main path When you reach two grey metal posts on the right our path curves to the left but you can from this point take a steep and somewhat precarious descent down to Bluepool Another way of reaching this secluded beach is via the arch visible at the far end which can be approached at low tide only from Burry Holms Continue along the cliff top path which later becomes sandy as views open up back to Worms Head When the path forks take the right fork heading towards the promontory of Burry Holms the path then dropping more steeply to a rocky area Spaniard rocks 4 hrs 20 mins SS 40281 92632 13 2 miles Left view back along Rhossili beach right to Worms Head both from Burry Holms If the tide is out you can cross over to Burry Holms there is a good stopping point at the end but remember this area is cut off at low tide You could also drop down to the beach and head right to reach Bluepool beach via the arch but again make sure you have plenty of time between tides or be prepared to scramble up the cliffs by Bluepool The return route heads left along a path just before you reach the beach dropping down to the beach after 50 yards Head back along Rhosilli beach a little over 3 miles passing caravans at Hillend and then the isolated building the Old Rectory At the far end of the beach take the steps up towards the houses on the top of the cliff the path bringing you out opposite the car park 5 hrs 20 mins 16 4 miles Map of all 3 routes Medium Walk Church of St Madoc Follow the long route until you get to Llanmadoc and at the road junction referred to above take the road to the left signposted Broughton Beach passing the church on your right Pass Whiteford Bay caravan park on right and then a gate alongside

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  • Aberdare Walks
    left and start to descend along a path which contours the hill 50 mins Looking back down the park Aberdare in the distance Cross a wooden stile by a Circular Walk sign and with converging stone walls on either side The path becomes stone stay on the wide main path which rejoins the country park road by a stream Turn right along the road back to the Visitor Centre and Car Park 1 hr 20 mins For map see below Long Walk Left waterfall at the top of the valley Right the route across the moors Follow the route of the short walk to the end of the second paragraph the top of the valley The path drops down to cross a stream and then ascends past another waymark post to the crest of the hill Take the track to the right heading just to the right of a post by some power cable pylons Just past the post aim slightly left looking out for another white topped post in the distance which lines up with a gap in the plantation beyond Once past this post you will see another one ahead with the path descending towards the trees and drop down to the road just beyond it Turn right along this road heading gently uphill and passing an old stone hump back bridge The road curves up to meet a road junction Our path continues to the right uphill but if you want to take a break by the reservoir head along the right hand edge along a strip of land which tapers out into the water Return to the road which skirts the reservoir on your left After ascending the road winds downhill to enter the forest by a metal gate 1 hr 20 mins Left the hump back bridge Right looking down on the reservoir Keep along this road for around 25 minutes as it winds through the forest Gradually the views open up to the left You pass a post with a white footprint on it and then shortly after another post with a track off to the left marked with a red 47 which indicates the cycle route along with a stone pillar The Coed Morgannwg way continues ahead see extension below but we take the track to the left heading back stay on route 47 towards the reservoir which we now pass on the other side 2 hrs 10 mins After passing the reservoir the track descends and then ascends to a junction of paths Take the narrower route to the left marked 47 which drops down into the trees to reach the reservoir Cross a green metal stile and then head to the right across the dam Retrace your steps down the road to the right back to the stone bridge 2 hrs 25 mins Looking back across the moors towards the Aberdare valley As you reach the stone bridge cross the water pipe on your left and take the path which goes

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  • New Page 1
    0 97 miles 20 mins Cross the stile and head uphill but slightly right to follow the course of a stream When you crest the hill look to the right to a stony area and wooden stile in the fence beyond Cross the stile aiming for a plantation ahead to reach a wooden stile set in a bit of stone wall Cross this and then another wooden stile by a metal gate which brings you onto a lane Head right along the lane as it skirts around the plantation and then forks right You are now heading towards another plantation with two large electricity pylons Pass a road junction off to the left and then the first pylon 50 yards beyond this take the path off to the left heading into the trees 1 9 miles 40 mins ST 06015 96100 Views through the gap in the trees Keep the trees on your right and wire fence on left A gap in the trees ahead offers fine views as the footpath curves initially to the left and then descends keeping alongside the wire fence You come to a wide dark cinder track turn left along this to pass some farm buildings The track curves right descending steadily Pass a more open area with track off to the right but continue downhill After 100 yards look out for a stile on your left but don t take it Instead turn right along the path now heading gently uphill 2 66 miles 56 mins Where the path forks take the right fork the path partly a stream and continuing to ascend On meeting a broad stony track head left along it downhill Cross a river now heading to the right uphill When the track curves sharp left keep straight ahead along a path through trees parallel with the stream on your right On reaching a road turn right then left through the large metal barriers ignoring an earlier footpath sign on the left Keep ahead with the stream on your right The path crosses the stream now start counting electricity poles Between the second and third poles look to the right for a gap in the fence and a path heading to the right uphill Go through a metal gate passing a house on the left and noting the Thunderbox on the right some 20 yards beyond the gate Walk along the road as it curves right and then zig zags passing a metal gate a stone wall now on your right When the road curves sharp right again take the upper grassy path to the left following the bridleway sign alongside a stone wall 4 56 miles 1 hr 35 mins ST 04303 97541 The Thunderbox Pass through a gap in the walls ahead in the corner of the field and keep walking in the same direction along an indistinct path towards the only electricity pylon with supporting cables to the ground Cross a track and as you crest the hill

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  • Gower Coast
    to enter woodland then cross a stile with a waymark heading slightly left on a stony track After 40 yards take the footpath to the right over a wooden stile and a further stile brings you into a field Keep ahead but after 300 yards look out for a stile on the left which may not be obvious Take this and head right following the waymark direction this stretch can be quite overgrown in late Summer Cross a stile by a small wooden gate and then cross a stony track and a stile by a wooden gate to enter a field 1 hr 15 mins 3 8 miles SS 47724 92845 Weobley Castle Head across the field noting the causeway to the right heading out into the Loughor estuary At the far left hand corner of the field look out for a wooden stile with waymark and enter another field Head down the centre of this long narrow field towards the houses of Landimore Pass a wooden stile and then a metal gate another stile but before turning into the final field turn left following a waymark direction towards a white house with prominent street lamp and willow tree Cross a stile to reach a road and turn right 1 hr 30 mins 4 6 miles SS 46545 93132 Follow the lane as it drops down to rejoin the edge of the marsh go through a wooden gate to enter the National Trust area known as Cors Landimore Marsh and continue along the stony track After about 30 minutes walking the path eventually curves left towards the houses of Cheriton and Llanmadoc Cross a wooden stile with stone wall on left Now follow the line of the sea defence wall as best you can the wall having been washed away in places See note below As you reach the trees the path curves to the right when you see a wire fence crossing ahead look to the left for a stile and waymark post Take this heading uphill with wire fence to the right Cross a wooden stile and follow the path to the right across a wooden stile with farm buildings ahead Cross a stile at the end of the field and head right down a hedge lined path and pass through a wooden gate onto a road 6 51 miles 2 hrs 8 mins SS 45242 93324 Note If there is a high tide and you don t fancy crossing where the sea defence wall has collapsed there is a footpath further back This starts at SS 45462 93872 by a stout old ash tree with pale bark 50 yards to the West of three large boulders alongside the trackway The path heads steeply uphill through the trees goes through the middle of a farm and then rejoins the route above down the hedge lined path Church of St Cadoc in Cheriton Head right down the road with care as there is no pavement to pass the church of St Cadoc in Cheriton The road ascends to pass the Britannia Inn Shortly after this and just past a road junction turn right into the shared drive of some cottages passing Glenside Cottage on your right then head right towards a wooden gate descending on a grass and stony track Cross three stiles by wooden gates and then take the right hand of two wooden stiles to come onto the edge of the marsh 2 hrs 31 mins 7 59 miles SS 44672 93844 Map of this and last section Llanmadoc to Rhossili 10 5 miles 25 1 cumulative Follow the path as it heads out through the marsh for just under half a mile Go through a wooden kissing gate and 10 yards beyond turn right along a grassy track by some pine trees Whiteford National Nature Reserve The clear wheel rutted track enters and leaves conifer plantations three times The track then emerges from the trees and peters out 40 mins 1 99 miles SS 45122 96170 You can walk to the right for a few hundred yards which brings you to a bird watching hide but our route heads into the open area to pick up a path heading left with the trees now on your left and aiming for the dunes to emerge on the beach The Victorian Lighthouse With one short interlude our route is now on the beach all the way to Rhossili Head left along the beach in the direction of the Victorian Lighthouse which is accessible but only at low tide The beach gradually curves left to head towards Broughton Beach in the far distance You can take any route depending on the tides but beware of ending up on a spit of land just heading out to sea this section is a little under 3 5 miles After a while you pass a rocky outcrop on the left and then a stretch of rocky cliff At the highest tide point you might have to scramble over the rocks at the foot of this cliff or just wait for the tide to retreat Alternatively you can head back along the beach and take a path on the right between a conifer plantation and Cwm Ivy Tor This brings you to Cwm Ivy and then Llanmadoc where you can take a road to the right to the caravan site Head towards the middle of the caravan site ahead the beach is split by a stream which is usually very shallow and easy to cross although you will find a crossing if you follow it inland Just below the caravans at the right hand end of the beach head up a concrete slipway 1 hr 47 mins 5 98 miles SS 41835 92976 Looking back across Broughton beach At the end of the concrete turn right marked by a footpath post passing the caravans on your left Turn right by a large boulder to follow a path along the edge of the cliff When you get to a broad grassy area keep to the right taking the slightly stony track which descends but after 20 yards take a narrow path which forks sharp left initially heading back towards the caravans before curving right to head steeply uphill to meet a boardwalk path Head right along this as it skirts the cliff edge with fine views back over Broughton Bay The boards end by a footpath sign continue along the clear path Side paths will take you to the cliff edge but stay on the main path When you reach two grey metal posts on the right our path curves to the left but you can from this point take a steep and somewhat precarious descent down to Bluepool Another way of reaching this secluded beach is via the arch visible at the far end which can be approached at low tide only from Burry Holms Continue along the cliff top path which later becomes sandy as views open up back to Worms Head When the path forks take the right fork heading towards the promontory of Burry Holms the path then dropping more steeply to a rocky area Spaniard rocks 2 hrs 15 mins 7 25 miles SS 40281 92632 If the tide is out you can cross over to Burry Holms there is a good stopping point at the end but remember this area is cut off at low tide You could also drop down to the beach and head right to reach Bluepool beach via the arch but again make sure you have plenty of time between tides or be prepared to scramble up the cliffs by Bluepool The return route heads left along a path just before you reach the beach dropping down to the beach after 50 yards Head back along Rhosilli beach a little over 3 miles passing caravans at Hillend see Variation 1 and 2 below just inland from which is Llangennith and then the isolated building the Old Rectory At the far end of the beach take the steps up towards the houses on the top of the cliff the path bringing you out opposite the car park 3 hrs 17 mins 10 48 miles SS 41455 88083 VARIATION 1 This cuts out the last stretch of beach from Hillend back to Rhossili When you get level with the Hillend caravan site roughly midway along the final beach and just after a stream dribbles out along the beach head through the dunes to the car park and then up the road towards the entrance to the caravan site On the far side of the road by the entrance go through a wooden gate and turn right to head along a level track between bracken which passes the caravans on your right Just stay on this path passing the Old Rectory on your right the path gradually ascending until you reach the houses of Rhossili Turn right to enter the village and return to the car park VARIATION 2 If you fancy the stunning views from the ridge to your left follow Variation 1 but instead of taking the level track take a steep route up to the top of the ridge to your right and follow it parallel to the beach passing Sweyn s Howes and St Mary s Parish Church until it drops down to Rhossili Map of this and next section Rhossili to Oxwich 12 3 miles 37 42 cumulative This section is a mix of upper and lower cliff walking with the odd minor scramble as you cross the valleys that head down to the sea Be careful when walking on the limestone rock which can be slippery when wet and when walking near the cliff edge which can be precipitate From the Rhossili car park entrance head through the car park and at the bottom take the tarmac path which passes toilets and then a National Trust shop on the left heading towards Worms Head with Rhossili sands to your right When the track curves to the left keep ahead across a wide grassy stretch towards a small stone building the old Coastguard Lookout building You will find tide timetables posted in the windows if you are planning to cross over to Worms Head but note that there it is only safe to do so a couple of hours either side of low tide 15 mins Fall Bay Now head left along a grassy path between gorse the path meeting a wall on the left For several miles now the path heads along the cliff top never too far from a wall on the left You will often see paths off to the right which may simply take you out to headlands from which you will have to return to pick up the main route The path descends Fall Bay and then Mewslade Bay ahead and when it splits you can take either route the lower one narrower and more precipitate but allowing access to the beach at the far end Beyond the bay the path ascends and crosses the limestone rocks After a while the path descends and heads inland Look out for a narrow path dropping steeply to the right at SS 42205 87476 taking you down to the valley bottom where you will see a stile and large limestone block beyond 45 mins 2 3 miles After the stile take the path to the right of the limestone block to resume the clifftop route After a couple of stiles the path descends steeply into another valley with a gentle scramble up the far side over limestone to resume the cliff top route At the top of the next valley where you see a wooden gate take the path to the right of it over the fence the stone wall on your left A narrow stile in a stone wall is followed by a small valley with a metal and wood stile On a clear day you should be able to see Lundy Island on the horizon to your right The path skirts round the head of another valley SS 44694 85642 Cross a wooden stile by metal gate then another to the right of a metal gate the roof of a house now appearing ahead Cross a wooden stile to the left of a metal gate which brings you to the top of another valley SS 45452 85266 1 hr 46 mins 5 64 miles From Long Hole looking East on left and West on right 30 yards after the stile head right down a grassy path along a steep sided valley towards the sea At the bottom you are at Long Hole cliff Take the stile to the left where a wall meets a wire fence and head along with the sea on your right Cross a wooden stile then head left following the waymark direction up some steps to meet another broader path where you turn right The path continues along the coast skirting to the left of another bay Overton Mere which is accessible At the far end of the bay cross a stile at the right hand end of a stone wall and continue around the base of the cliff Where the path splits follow the main track uphill continuing along the top of the cliff towards a granite monument from where there are fine views The ruined building below you is the old Salt House once used for extracting salt from the sea SS 46742 84454 2 hrs 15 mins 6 97 miles Left the Salt House Centre looking East towards Horton Right from Horton looking back From the monument head inland along grassy tracks which wind through the gorse then joining another path where you head right The path drops down towards a building part stone and part white which is the Youth Hostel A steep descent brings you to a track where you turn left through some trees and at the next junction turn right downhill pass between two wooden gates to emerge by the Youth Hostel on the edge of the beach A short way inland from here is the village of Port Eynon Unless you are visiting the village head left along the beach or take the route just above the beach leaving it towards the far end by a prominent white post on the edge of the dunes Pass the RNLI building then turn right so you pass the building entrance on your right heading across a grassy area to meet a road Head right along the road houses on your left Where the road ends take the footpath to the right through a wooden gate The path is at first hedge lined then opens up and continues just above the shore for several miles tall cliffs to your left with occasional small beaches and bays to your right crossing numerous stiles and a couple of plank bridges Ahead is Oxwich Point and as you approach it the path starts to ascend then levels curving around the headland and then heading inland with the wide sands of Oxwich Bay becoming visible along with views all the way down the coast of Glamorgan A stile brings you into Oxwich Nature reserve After steady progress towards the beach the path starts to climb then descends and after a tantalising glimpse of the beach through the trees heads left again uphill The path winds to the top via a couple of flights of steps with a field visible to your left plus trig point The path re enters the woodland then meeting concrete steps crossing ahead Turn right down around 250 steps to the bottom where you turn left passing the church of St Illtyd on your left along a path which becomes a road with the Oxwich Bay Hotel on your left opposite which you reach a gap in the stone wall on the right giving access to the beach Keeping stright on brings you into Oxwich SS 50211 86331 4 hrs 12 32 miles St Illtyd s Church Map of this and previous section Oxwich to Caswell Bay 9 05 miles 46 47 cumulative This section is a mix of beach and cliff top less remote than the last section and passing the more popular Gower beaches Looking back along Oxwich Bay Head along Oxwich sands noting on your left the beach side buildings including a shop selling ice creams and teas in season and a toilet block There is a long stretch of sand but how far you can get along the beaches depends on the tides with prominent cliffs projecting into the sand and preventing further progress The route assumes the tide is in but if it is not you can get potentially to two further beaches and when you can go no further take one of the many sandy paths up to get back on the cliff top route With the tide in leave Oxwich beach around SS 52223 87799 some 200 yards this side of the first rock face and take any sandy path which brings you to the cliff top then head right along a path SS 52456 87953 38 mins 1 86 miles 3 Cliffs Bay looking East at left West at right with Oxwich beyond Cross a stile on top of the first headland Little Tor and continue on cliff path Just past a stone building on right continue to take a path which skirts round the top of the cliff avoiding paths which head inland to the left or down to the beach on the right The next headland is Great Tor The path skirts round with fine views before heading inland 200 yards past a large mound on the right take a sandy path which descends to the beach on your right Threecliff Bay As you descend look ahead to note the stream the Pennard Pill which runs across the beach In Summer after dry weather you can ford it as

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  • Coast Path
    of the ruined Dunraven House At this point you have a choice of routes The beach route is more direct saving over 2 miles but can only be attempted when the tide is out It has stretches of sand interspersed with rocky or pebbly sections The cliff top route is the official route is longer and is partly on road but does pass a pub Looking back to Witch s Point from the beach cliff top route to the right BEACH ROUTE This section is 2 05 miles taking around 50 minutes Enter the walled garden and leave it by the top right hand corner Keep straight ahead along a path Turn right along a tarmac path beyond a wooden gate Follow the diversion through the trees the track soon starting to ascend Look out for a small wooden gate on your left which you take and then some steps Follow the stony path as it winds uphill to emerge with good views of the bay Drop down some wooden steps and at a fork take the left path which brings you down to the beach Take any route along the beach with the sea on your right Pass one rocky outcrop with the rocks stretching down towards the sea and at a second outcrop look to the left to find a gap in the cliffs allowing access inland Leave the beach at this point 13 5 miles 4 hrs SS 90519 70021 CLIFF TOP ROUTE This section takes around 1 hr 20 mins and is 4 28 miles Enter the walled garden and leave it by the top right hand corner Keep straight ahead along a path and go through a wooden gate Now keep straight ahead along a track which becomes a grassy path heading up and along the cliff edge ignoring the stile on your left Cross a stile at the top and continue as the path later curves left on meeting a wall Turn right over a stone stile which is next to a wooden stile and descend into the Cwm or valley heading away from the sea At the bottom cross a wooden bridge and head right up the cwm towards the sea to reach a ladder stile at the top then continue along the cliff top Cross a wooden stile SS 89646 71905 and then head left downhill towards the valley bottom and away from the sea Cross the stream at the bottom and head left up the valley NOTE there is no public right of way along the cliff here to Monknash Cross a stone wall via a stone stile and keep ahead across a field aiming for a wooden stile at the far side Cross another field keeping straight ahead to reach another wooden stile Cross this into a smaller field and head along the left hand edge of it to a wooden stile which brings you onto a rough track with hedges either side A stone stile then brings you to a road Head right along the road Pass a road junction on your right with signs saying No Access to Beach and after 10 minutes of road walking you should be able to make out the ivy clad ruins of Monknash Grange in the fields ahead and to the right 50 yards after passing a sign indicating you are entering the village of Monknash you come to the old forge on the right and you can get to the sea via a route described in the Monknash walk Our route keeps ahead along the road until you get to a road junction on the right with a small green planted with trees we have been on the road for a mile taking around 20 minutes Turn right down the lane shortly passing the Plough and Harrow pub The lane forks right just past a farm building on right and car park on left and brings you at a fork in the road to Blaen y Cwm Nature Reserve Turn left to cross a stone stile and walk through the wooded Cwm Cross a stone stile by a wooden gate the Ffynnon Fair sacred spring is now just to your right but not obvious and head down to the beach As you reach a stone stile on the edge of the beach head left up the cliff to continue along the cliff top path If you have taken this route add 2 23 miles to the cumulative mileages quoted Take a narrow path along the cliff to the left which winds steeply upwards This is on the right if you have come from the beach and the left if you have come down the Cwm Continue along this cliff top until you approach the white lighthouses of Nash Point Drop down into a valley and up the far side to join a road by a small car park and building which serves refreshments in season Continue along the road which takes you into the area of the lighthouses and leave at the far end to continue along the cliff top path The path enters a wood and drops down via some concrete steps to emerge on the concreted area above the beach at St Donats Cross this to pick up the cliff path at the far end and continue before dropping down via steps to Tresilian Bay Cross the pebbly beach to ascend the steps and path at the far end Continue along the cliff path until you drop down to the buildings and car park at Llantwit Major beach with its toilets and refreshments 17 9 miles 5 hrs 20 mins SS 95702 67477 Llantwit Major to Barry 12 9 miles The Summerhouse Pick up the cliff path again at the far end of the beach the path passing through the earth ramparts of Castle Ditches Iron Age fort You come to a small red brick building the Seawatch Centre with some picnic tables SS 99353 66445 Following paths to

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  • Barry to Cardiff
    right along a road where you see a Docks sign ST 12967 68463 This next section is on a private road which is driven and walked along by members of the public Keep ahead ignoring a turning to the right to cross a railway line which is still in use but is supervised if a train is imminent At a roundabout keep straight ahead to meet a second roundabout 50 yards beyond 50 mins 2 84 miles Keep straight ahead beyond this roundabout following the road as it passes a container park on the left When the road forks sharp right keep ahead along a winding road and before you reach a building on the right head left over rough ground to get to the foreshore which is just 20 yards away ST13458 67148 55 mins 3 11 miles Looking East from Bendrick Rock This is a small rocky and sandy bay the rocky headland just to the right is Bendrick Rock and just to the right of an old disused slipway are some genuine dinosaur footprints shown in this photo Now head to the left the sea on your right along large slabs of rock to pick up a cliff top path with wire fence on left the path veering left to meet the fence and then heading alongside it later enclosed by hedgerows You pass a low white building with colourful murals which is Ty Hafan the Children s Hospice in Wales After 1 3 miles with a wall ahead and bench on right turn right to reach the foreshore and then left along a pebbly path with houses on your left You pass a rugby pitch and just beyond this is a topograph to the left of the path Pass more houses on the left and a larger playing field area Head along the right hand edge towards a caravan park When you reach it head left up the playing field until you get to the end of the conifers where a kissing gate brings you onto a road Head right down this road to get to the Captains Wife pub and restaurant ST16727 67477 1 hr 41 mins 5 59 miles Rocky foreshore with Sully Island in the distance causeway under water NOTE The route to Lavernock described here does not take the footpath shown on the OS map which runs along St Mary s Well bay as this is currently 2006 impassable after a cliff fall The footpath is open either end the photo below is taken from the path but there is a gap in the middle with barriers At low tide much of the route particularly from Lavernock to Penarth is accessible along the beach but some sections are rocky or bouldery From the Captains Wife continue along the coast through the car park and follow the road at first level then winding gently uphill Pass a caravan park with St Mary s Well bay not visible beyond it and after 15 minutes

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  • Bygones
    01 12 Click on any image to enlarge it Bygones Barns Boundary Markers and Milestones Columbaria Clapper Bridges Curiosities Dry stone walls In preparation Field gates Letter and Telephone Boxes In preparation Lime Kilns Rabbit Warrens and Pillow Mounds Ramblers

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