No stiles, minimal road walking, but sheep possible along any sections of coast path
Option 1 is an hour long circular walk offering spectacular views from the start towards Dunraven Castle and Gardens and taking in one of the most striking sections of the coastline. Starting at Dunraven Bay top car park, walk downhill towards the Heritage Coast Centre, then climb up the path towards the walled gardens. Wander through the gardens, exiting by the gate in the top right hand corner onto the main coast path. Turn right along coast path, passing ruins of Dunraven Castle and an iron age hill fort, then heading downhill to beach before retracing your steps back up to car park.
Option 2 is a linear walk along the coast starting at Ogmore by Sea. Walk east along the coast path to enjoy wonderful far reaching coastal views all the way to Dunraven Bay and beyond, returning at any point by the same route.
Features & attractions: Spectacular views towards Dunraven bay, castle & gardens. Accessible beach at Dunraven Bay. Heritage coast centre, refreshment kiosk, picnic tables, litter bins and toilets.
Pubs nearby: The Three Golden Cups & The Pelican in her Piety
Heritage Coast Centre – Dogs are allowed inside the visitor centre on a short lead. Dogs not allowed on the beach between 1st May and the 30th September.
Ogmore Castle – Lots of loose horses in the area so dogs should be kept under control. Follow the countryside code.
Vale Trail 1. Ogmore by Sea walk