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. This includes the Iolo Morgannwg Trail in and around Cowbridge. The places of interest are linked to Iolo Morganwg to give a taste of the many different aspects of his life and character.
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.
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.