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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
Improve your wellbeing and breathe in some striking surroundings on the Wales Coastal Path.
Wales Coast Path
A small and active friendly group who co-ordinate a varied walking programme based in the Vale
Vale of Glamorgan Ramblers
A walking trail to view sites of particular interest that have been marked with Blue Plaques.
Cowbridge Blue Plaque Trail
Dog friendly sections of Magical Forest Vale Trail
Dog friendly sections of the Ogmore by Sea Vale trail.
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
Dog friendly sections of the Coast and Pier Vale Trail
Dog friendly sections of Salmon Leaps Vale Trail
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.
Spectacular, breathtaking views along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast with rural farmlands and the ancient woodlands of St Donat's Castle
This linear route offers wonderful insight into the tourism and maritime industries so important to the Vale of Glamorgan.