Vale Trail 1 - Ogmore by Sea Walk

Ogmore Castle


  • Start Point: Main Ogmore beach car park. CF32 0PD. Grid ref: SS862756
  • Llantwit Major and the Heritage Coast
  • Vale Trails,Walking
  • Free admission
  • Doggy friendly

Vale Trails Walk-One-logoWonderful 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.

Cliffs, Dunes and Common Walk: 8 miles / St. Brides Taster Walk: 4 miles

The walk takes you along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, designated for its unique  geology and wildlife.

The area is popular with walkers of all abilities. Some tackle the full 8 mile walk, but there are also shorter options (including a buggy and wheelchair accessible route) from Dunraven Bay which has the added bonus of the historic walled gardens and one of the best views along the entire Heritage Coast.

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Ogmore by Sea Leaflet

Places of Interest

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

  • Merthyr Mawr Warren                  
  • Ogmore Castle
  • Ogmore Down
  • Heritage Coast Centre
  • Dunraven Castle and Walled Garden
  • St Bridget's Church  

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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

If you'd like a copy of the full set of Vale Trails walks leaflets, contact us  today and we'll send you a set.