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Vale Trail 5

Coast and Pier Walk
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Vale Trail 5

Linear coastal route rich in heritage features. Visit Lavernock Point which, in 1897, was the site of the world’s first radio transmission over open sea by Marconi. Today, you’ll find the remains of a 19th century gun battery and a nature reserve with rich hedgerows. Enjoy fine views of Penarth Pier and Cardiff Bay as you head towards the end of the route.

The route is dog-friendly, with no stiles, no livestock, numerous dog litter bins, and The Captain’s Wife is a dog-friendly pub.

PLaces of interest

  • Sully Island
  • The Captain’s Wife Pub
  • Lavernock Point gun battery
  • Lavernock Point nature reserve
  • Marconi Plaque at St Lawrence Church
  • Penarth Esplanade
  • Penarth Pier

Travelling by Public Transport?

Plan your route using the Transport Planner. Follow the link for details of all the public transport routes in the Vale and help you plan your journey by rail, bus or on foot.

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