Vale Trail 2 - Coast and Lighthouse Walk

Nash Point Lighthouse


  • Start Point: Llantwit Major Town Hall car park. CF61 1SD. Grid ref: SS967687
  • Llantwit Major and the Heritage Coast
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  • Free admission
  • Doggy friendly

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


Walk Distance: Marcross, Atlantic College and Lighthouse Walk - 4.5 miles / Monknash, Lighthouse and Marcross Walk - 4 miles

Enjoy the varied scenery and historical sites, including Nash Point Lighthouse, Marcross Church and Atlantic College.

The Monknash Coast is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its sequence of limestone deposits and its eroding hard coastline and cliffs.

They have been shaped over thousands of years to form the four and a half kilometre stretch of coastline between Cwm Nash and St. Donat’s Point which allows an understanding of how the present coastline has evolved.

Start Point: Nash Point car park. CF61 1ZH. Grid ref: SS916683

Coast and Lighthouse walk

Places of Interest

There are plenty of interesting things and beautiful places to see along your walk, including:

  • Glamorgan Heritage Coast
  • St Donat's Castle and Arts Centre
  • Atlantic College
  • Nash Point Lighthouse
  • Holy Trinity Church Marcross
  • St Donat's Church
  • Plough and Harrow Pub 

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Vale Trails 1-10

This is just one of a series of walks that will take you on a walking adventure accross the Vale of Glamorgan. Check out the other walks in this collection below.

Vale Trail 1  - Ogmore by Sea Walk

Vale Trail 2 - Coast & Lighthouse Walk

Vale Trail 3 - Celtic Crosses & Coast Walk

Vale Trail 4 - Park & Seaside Walk

Vale Trail 5 - Coast & Pier Walk

Vale Trail 6 - Salmon Leaps Walk

Vale Trail 7 - Haunted Field Walk

Vale Trail 8 - Magical Forest Walk

Vale Trail 9 - Iolo Morgannwg Heritage Walk

Vale Trail 10 - Ewenny & Spring Flowers Walk

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