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Vale Trail 8

Magical Forest Walk
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale


Vale Trail 8

This circular walk typifies the best of inland Vale of Glamorgan: rich and colourful landscape, large areas of native forest, pretty villages, and a series of impressive views of the coast, nearby towns and the city of Cardiff. Highlights include the mixed deciduous and conifer forest which gives the walk its name, home to the beautiful and pure Pysgodlyn Lake.

PLaces of interest

  • Hensol Forest
  • Vale Resort Golf Course
  • Coed Llwyn Rhyddid Heronry
  • St Cadoc’s Church
  • Listed buildings in Pendoylan
  • Wildlife at Pysgodlyn Lake

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.

Paws in the Vales - We are dog friendly
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