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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.
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.
A volunteer based project for maintenance, protection, preservation and promotion of public rights of way
60km of the Wales Coast Path runs through a stretch of the coast of the Vale of Glamorgan.
Wales Coast Path
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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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
Spectacular, breathtaking views along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast with rural farmlands and the ancient woodlands of St Donat's Castle
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.
From quiet coves to the bustling beaches of Barry, this trail offers walkers the opportunity to experience the Vale of Glamorgan's diverse coastline.
This linear route offers wonderful insight into the tourism and maritime industries so important to the Vale of Glamorgan.
Delightful, refreshing walk that includes a glacial valley, wooded ravine and, if you're lucky, the occasional leaping salmon.
Surely no other walk in the UK offers neolithic burial chambers, Edwardian gardens and supernatural legends all within an easy 7.5 mile country trail?
This circular walk typifies the best of inland Vale of Glamorgan: rich and colourful landscape, large areas of native forest, pretty villages, and a series of impressive views of the coast, nearby towns and city.
Explore the historic market town of Cowbridge, its surrounding fields and wooded paths.
This is an idyllic, rural trail where walkers can enjoy delightful natural views and some created by talented historical figures.
A walking trail to view sites of particular interest that have been marked with Blue Plaques.
Dog friendly sections of the Coast and Pier Vale Trail
Cowbridge Blue Plaque Trail
Digital Vale - Bringing the Vale to life through digital technology
Dog friendly sections of Magical Forest Vale Trail
Dog friendly sections of the Ogmore by Sea Vale trail.
Dog friendly sections of Park and Seaside Vale Trail
Dog friendly sections of Salmon Leaps Vale Trail
Three stunning coastal and countryside walks around Dunraven on the magnificent Glamorgan Heritage Coast.