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Our series of ten Vale Trails will help you discover the world of coastal and countryside walks on your doorstep.
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 you will enjoy some of the finest local dishes.
And for those that like to enjoy learning of local history and folklore, download our 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 suitable for dogs, visit our Dog Friendly page; Paws in the Vale.
If you're not sure which walk might suit you best, watch our series of 10 Vale Trail videos and get a taste for each one. They can be found on each of our Vale Trail pages below, or check out the Visit the Vale YouTube channel.
Check out Valeways and Vale Ramblers to find out more about guided walks in the Vale.
Ogmore By Sea Walk Approximately 4 hours
Ewenny and Spring Flower Walk Approximately 4 hours
Coast and Lighthouse Walk Approximately 2.5 hours for each route
Celtic Crosses and Coast Walk Approximately 2 hours