Walking in the Vale

The Vale of Glamorgan is a fantastic place to go walking

Our series of ten Vale Trails will help you discover the world of coastal and countryside walks on your doorstep.

Along the Vale’s rugged Glamorgan Heritage Coast you can discover the last manned lighthouse in Wales (automated as recently as 1998). Inland, walk in the footsteps of one of the Vale’s most colourful characters on the Iolo Morganwg Heritage Walk. If you dare – try the Haunted Field walk where you’ll come across Neolothic Tinkinswood Burial Chamber  - it’s capstone is one of the largest in Europe.

While you’re out don’t forget to pay a visit to some of the characterful pubs and cosy cafes along the way, where a warm welcome awaits you.

Don't miss our brand new Vale Tales app. The storytelling app brings to life all the stories behind the trails. You will hear tales of treachery, romance, Hollywood legends and dastardly deeds by famous pirates. Your walks will come alive with the true history of the Vale. Make sure you download the App and pick up your map before you go. 

To find out more about which of our Vale Trails are dog friendly, visit Paws in the Vale walks.

 

Vale Tales

Vale Tales

Hear the stories of the Vale come alive along each of the 10 Vale Trails. Vale Tales; the myths and legends of the Vale of Glamorgan.

Vale Tales

Valeways

Valeways

A volunteer based project for maintenance, protection, preservation and promotion of public rights of way

Valeways

Wales Coast Path

Wales Coast Path

Improve your wellbeing and breathe in some striking surroundings on the Wales Coastal Path.

Wales Coast Path

Vale of Glamorgan Ramblers

Vale of Glamorgan Ramblers

A small and active friendly group who co-ordinate a varied walking programme based in the Vale

Vale of Glamorgan Ramblers

 

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Blue Plaque Trail - Llantwit Major

Blue Plaque Trail - Llantwit Major

A walking trail to view sites of particular interest that have been marked with Blue Plaques.

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Cowbridge Blue Plaque Trail

Cowbridge Blue Plaque Trail

Cowbridge Blue Plaque Trail

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Magical Forest dog friendly walk

Magical Forest dog friendly walk

Dog friendly sections of Magical Forest Vale Trail

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Ogmore by Sea dog friendly walk

Ogmore by Sea dog friendly walk

Dog friendly sections of the Ogmore by Sea Vale trail.

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Ogmore by Sea Walk - Vale Trail1

Ogmore by Sea Walk - Vale Trail1

Wonderful natural views such as the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes, Dunraven Bay, Ogmore Castle, St. Bridget's Church and the walled gardens and ruins of Dunraven Castle

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Coast and Pier dog friendly walk

Coast and Pier dog friendly walk

Dog friendly sections of the Coast and Pier Vale Trail

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Salmon Leaps dog friendly walk

Salmon Leaps dog friendly walk

Dog friendly sections of Salmon Leaps Vale Trail

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Celtic Crosses and Coast Walk - Vale Trail 3

Celtic Crosses and Coast Walk - Vale Trail 3

The perfect route for those who enjoy a bit of history with their walk. The town of Llantwit Major has been a settlement for over 3000 years.

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Coast and Lighthouse Walk - Vale Trail 2

Coast and Lighthouse Walk - Vale Trail 2

Spectacular, breathtaking views along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast with rural farmlands and the ancient woodlands of St Donat's Castle

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Coast and Pier Walk - Vale Trail 5

Coast and Pier Walk - Vale Trail 5

This linear route offers wonderful insight into the tourism and maritime industries so important to the Vale of Glamorgan.

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