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The Vale of Glamorgan is a fantastic destination for walking

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.

Check out Valeways and Vale Ramblers to find out more about guided walks in the Vale.

Vale of Glamorgan LogoDunraven walks
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Dunraven walks

Between 1 hour and 4 hours

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoVale Trail 1
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Vale Trail 1

Ogmore By Sea Walk  Approximately 4 hours

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoVale Trail 10
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Vale Trail 10

Ewenny and Spring Flower Walk Approximately 4 hours

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoVale Trail 2
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Vale Trail 2

Coast and Lighthouse Walk Approximately 2.5 hours for each route

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoVale Trail 3
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Vale Trail 3

Celtic Crosses and Coast Walk Approximately 2 hours

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoVale Trail 4
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Barry & Barry Island

Vale Trail 4

Park and Seaside Walk Approximately 3.5 hours

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoVale Trail 5
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Penarth

Vale Trail 5

Coast and Pier Walk Approximately 2.5 hours

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoVale Trail 6
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Penarth

Vale Trail 6

Salmon Leaps Walk Approximately 3 hours

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoVale Trail 7
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Vale Trail 7

Haunted Field Walk Approximately 3.5 hours

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoVale Trail 8
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Vale Trail 8

Magical Forest Walk Approximately 3.5 hours

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoVale Trail 9
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Vale Trail 9

Iolo Morganwg Heritage Walk Approximately 3 hours

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